Smart Forease electric cabrio to enter the fray at Geneva

By dpa | 4 March 2019

STUTTGART: Smart is recycling its Forease model, set to be reincarnated as an electric two-seater cabrio at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The new compact has an even smaller body than the previous trial version and a flat windscreen design, as well as a striking yellow hard top that can be taken off to create a Smart cabriolet.

In terms of mechanics, nothing has changed from the trial version. The electric motor has an 18 kWh battery that can reach around 160km on one charge.


Passers-by will likely notice the racecar-like steering wheel design, which is missing the top part of the circle. Two small round screens in the cockpit can display notifications and updates like the weather forecast.

Smart will probably not be taking this model into serial production, however. The subsidiary of Mercedes is currently busy developing more e-models and finding a partner for creating the next Smart generation.