By changing its 16.5-kWh tesla battery with a 17.6-kWh Deutsche ACCUmotive lithium-ion battery, the 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive car boasts 55-kW peak output that could deliver 120km/hour top speed with excellent acceleration. It only needs 5 seconds to achieve from 0 – 60 km/h.
However, the new car still stacks in around 8 hours charge time for empty –to-full. For you who hoping the new battery will come in a much faster charging time than the 2011 model, you should keep on dreaming. Anyway, you can take your city tour longer as the car enables to company you in full charge up to 140 km in city traffic with zero emission (35 km longer than previous model). Plus, you can monitor the condition of your car remotely through your iPhone.
Fashioned in smart colors, the 2012 Fortwo Electric Drive car is expected to hit market in next spring 2012. You can see the demo at Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. [Dandy Gadget Source]