smart for-us | A pick-up truck for the space conscious

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 by

2012 smart for-us conceptPremiering at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (14 – 22 January 2012) will be the for-us, a compact pick-up concept from . Staying true to the company’s penchant for compact dimensions the for-us  will only be 3.55mts long, 1.51mts wide and 1.7 mts tall belittling itself in the company of  and truckers.  The zero-emission for-us is powered by a 74bhp magneto-electric motor that is capable of  130 Nm of torque and runs out of charge (not literally) at 120 km/h. The source is a lithium-ion battery has capacity of 17.6 kWh. 2012 smart for-us conceptThanks to an intelligent use of space it can easily accommodate 2 people and their smart ebikes, behind them. The tailboard of the smart for-us is electrically driven. When it opens first of all the cargo floor including tailboard retracts by 0.28 mts, then the tailgate slides down in a parallel position. The cargo on the 0.9 mts cargo area becomes more accessible. Instead of a conventional rear-view mirror the smart for-us features a smartphone in a holder on top of the instrument panel support. The driver can see what is happening on the road behind with the help of an integrated video camera.2012 smart for-us concept

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