Why can’t I get a Smart EV?

In terms of range and top speed (70 miles and 70 miles per hour) the Smart EV blows everything else away. They will become available in January on lease here in London, but only to a very select few businesses. Regular Smarts are all over this city – I cant believe the EV wouldn’t be a roaring success (particularly with better infrastructure but people are working on that – slowly). I met a man from Cenex recently who’s getting 5 in January. Cenex has been ‘set up with the aim of assisting UK industry to build competitive advantage from the global shift to a low carbon economy’. Seeing as Smart are the first mainstream manufacturer to promote an EV here it would be great to see them on the roads, so why cant we buy one? Click on the image to view video.(6 meg QT)

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  1. Because you can’t afford one. And, just for whining, Santa is filling your stocking with coal, baby!

  2. Really, i dont understand this crazy manufacters of vehicles, they don’t want to sell a Product????

    Please put in the stores and see it selling!

    Many electrics, more cheaper with will be…


  3. You may not be able to own an OEM smart, but don’t forget AVT convert them 🙂


  4. UK EV enthusiasts should subscribe to the EV Network to help increase the number of charge points available – one home at a time.

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