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smart to Unveil Pickup Truck at Detroit Auto Show

December 07, 2011

STUTTGART, GERMANY - The all-new smart-for-us pickup will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, Jan. 14-22.

Thanks to the state-of-the-art electric drive with a55 kW magneto-electric motor the zero-emission smart for-us is agile and lively to drive.

smart CEO Dr. Annette Winkler said, "We at smart love pick-ups - if they are small on the outside, large on the inside, very safe, and extremely comfortable. With the smart for-us a [gas] station is no longer required!"

Like car2go, the globally successful car sharing initiative from smart for more flexibility in city traffic, the smart for-us is a mobility concept. It has plenty of room for two people and space for two smart ebikes behind them. Thanks to the docking station on the cargo area of the smart for-us their batteries are always charged, and smart for-us drivers can also reach destinations that are out of bounds for cars - for example traffic-calmed zones in the city or isolated park trails.

The electric drive of the smart for-us is based on the innovative drive concept of the smart fortwo electric drive, which will be launched in the spring of 2012. Thanks to the 55 kW magneto-electric motor the smart for-us is agile and lively to drive. With 130 Newton metres of torque it boasts powerful, lag-free acceleration and it can overtake other vehicles with the greatest of ease. The maximum speed exceeds 120 km/h. The lithium-ion battery has capacity of 17.6 kWh.

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