The Mini Electric Pickup Truck, Smart Quirky For-Us!

Smart chose the 2012 North American International Auto Show as an event to launch the For-Us Urban Pickup Truck. John Lovitz graced the show with his presence and helped introducing the idea to the press and those car fans waiting. It stated Smart truck has a very realistic capability for cargo. This car model is definitely something refreshing for the car manufacturer. It tells a lot about the future it holds for them. The concept is powered by a 75 hp motor that is able to produce about 98 pound feet of torque. It also has a 17.6 kW/h battery that is made of lithium ion.

According to Smart, in terms of numbers the For-Us pick up can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds before even reaching the 80mph mark. The numbers are very good, especially for a type of auto that falls in the category of urban pickup trucks. This electric mini pickup truckis said to be capable of charging from 20% to 80% in just about 3.5 hours. If you want it fully charged, it would take about 8 hours.

Smart Quirky For-Us Interior

Smart Quirky For-Us Interior

It is said that the Smart For Us concept car is odd in terms of styling. The main feature of this car model is a rear car bed that measures about 11.6 cu ft. This is said to be small especially when you compare it to traditional pickup trucks like FordF-150. Although this is the case you can fit two bicycles or small cargo boxes inside. If you want to access the area very easily, the designer of the car can make the tailgate slide down. This means that loading and unloading will not be a problem at all. This is compared to the standard set up by other pickup models.

Smart Quirky For-Us, Mini Electric Pickup Truck

Smart Quirky For-Us, Mini Electric Pickup Truck

There are hidden storage areas underneath it, like charging cables or water bottles. This car model is able to hold two passengers who can comfortably stretch their feet. The seats are specially designed like a hammock. This is said to be customized so that it can meet the needs of customer.

Smart Quirky For-Us, Mini Electric Pickup Truck

Smart Quirky For-Us, Mini Electric Pickup Truck

There is no conventional rear view on this car since it uses a small camera that can transmit images to an android phone which can be mounted on the dashboard. The styling and other features could be a clue on what lies ahead when the Smart Fortwo enters the production line.

One Comment

  1. No it is not a good car for a teen. It’s tiny, it holds two people and nothing else and you can buy a Toyota Corolla that gets just as good gas mileage and you get a back seat and a real trunk.This is a toy for rich people.

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