June 22, 2011
by Canadian Automotive Review staff
TORONTO: smart Canada is launching a cross-Canada tour of the smart fortwo electric car. The tour began in Victoria, BC and will offer Canadians an opportunity to test drive the new smart fortwo electric drive for the next four months.
The smart fortwo electric drive is currently only available to a select group in Canada through the country’s first electric vehicle pilot project designed specifically for automotive retail customers. The plugged-in tour will expose the electric drive to a broader audience, and allow test drive opportunities well in advance of the vehicle’s official launch next year.
The main focus of the tour will be to illustrate that the car’s lithium-ion battery provides a range of 135 kilometres when fully charged, allowing the vehicle to comfortably transport two passengers without producing local emissions or compromising safety, agility, comfort, or interior space.
“The smart fortwo is already a recognized leader that has been redefining individual urban mobility for over six years in Canada. We are excited to undertake this tour and offer our customers and prospects the opportunity to take a closer look at the smart fortwo electric drive as we prepare to make this pioneering new vehicle widely available next year,” said Tim Reuss, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada.