This might surprise you, but an electric Smart Car only weighs somewhere around 1500 lbs.
It manages to have such a small curb weight because these cars have an incredibly small battery range. This means that their batteries don’t weigh 1,000 lbs or more, as they can in some EVs.
The advantage is that the electric Smart Car is a super-compact car to drive around town. Its disadvantage is that, because of its micro battery and electric motor, it comes with a range of only 58 miles, max. That means that, unless you’re planning on charging it every week, it probably can’t be used for extended trips without stopping every 60 miles or less.
These Smart Cars are cheap but fairly useless vehicles that don’t suit many people’s lifestyles. The perks of its small size, miniature aesthetic, and attractive base price
between $16,000-$20,000 aren’t quite big enough draws to negate the car’s downsides. For that much money, you’re better off buying an electric golf cart, or a used Moke electric buggy
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