The folks at Daimler’s smart division revealed a new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Supposedly their forjoy design study is a forerunner to a next-generation car.
This vehicle was built for folks living in urban areas, but that should be no surprise given the current smart car’s easy park-ability and shopping cart-like dimensions.
The fourjoy’s overall length clocks in at about 138 inches, which is around 11 and a half feet. It’s also roughly 78 inches wide and around five feet tall. The car’s turning circle is less than 30 feet, aiding agility.
Like countless vehicles on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show the fourjoy is electric. It’s powered by a 55 kW magneto-electric motor and 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery.
According to smart that pack takes about seven hours to fully charge using a household outlet. If the driver uses higher-voltage charging stations that time can be cut down to just one hour.
The car’s got some good stuff but it’s also what’s not there mattes. The fourjoy has no roof, it lacks a rear window and doesn’t even have any doors. These omissions help reduce mass and give it an open, airy feel.
The car’s interior was supposedly inspired by modern lounge furniture and it looks the part. The smart fourjoy can seat up to four passengers.
GALLERY: smart fourjoy Concept Live Shots
GALLERY: smart fourjoy Concept
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