Smart has introduced today the ForTwo Electric Drive at 2013 New York Auto Show.

At the beginning of the year Smart said the electric city car will be available in UK from 12,275 GBP and now they mentioned it will cost from 25,000 USD in the United States. It will be sold as a hatchback and a cabriolet which means Smart will have the only electric cabrio on sale in the U.S.

It's powered by a 55 KW magneto electric motor and packs a new 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. It needs 11.5 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) and has a maximum speed of 78 mph (125 km/h). With the battery full, the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive offers a range of up to 90 miles (145 km).

Gallery: Smart ForTwo Electric Drive arrives in NY with 25,000 USD price tag

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