SMART’S FOREASE CONCEPT TRIES TOO HARD TO BE COOL WHEN BEING ELECTRIC IS ENOUGH

0ne of the premières mondiales of this year’s Paris Motor Show is today’s unveiling of the Smart Forease all-electric concept car. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Smart brand, this concept is intended to convey a more fun and whimsical design for electric urban mobility, but I find it comes across as cutesy rather than cute.

Before arriving at the Forease, I checked out Smart’s existing EQ Fortwo coupe, which has that characteristically boxy Smart car shape, a basic interior, and a price that dips as low as $15,000 in places like California where electric vehicle subsidies incentivize its purchase. The Fortwo is, in a lot of ways, the most likely future of electric mobility that the majority of us will experience. It’s utilitarian, but it has a sportier convertible option too. The Forease, on the other hand, comes without a roof. No roof at all.

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