Frankfurt Motor Show 2011: Smart Forvision

It was only days ago that we reported on the details of Smart’s lastest electric car called the Forvision, noting that more details of the vehicle would be released at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, and it turns out we didn’t have to wait long for more specifications to be released to the public.

As covered before, The Smart Forvision has been designed with several energy saving features, including a porous, hexagonal roof that has transparent solar cells which provide light and energy during the day, and at night transform into built-in, organic LEDs.

Smart Forvision, Daimler, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

image via Smart

The wheels and other portions of the electric car are made from a light-weight plastic, and the windows and windshield of the Forvision are coated with a heat-shield technology that reflects more sunlight away from the vehicle.

The interior, as seen in the image below, is quite futuristic and styles, albiet somewhat small. Still, the smooth edges and white on gold and blue color scheme complimented the car’s seeming market appeal to a younger generation.

Smart Forvision, Daimler, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

image via Smart

Keeping with the car-of-the-future look, the driver’s dash is a sharp digital display that gives a read out of the vehicle’s battery charge, speed, and other necessary information.

Smart Forvision, Daimler, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

image via Smart

The company says the Forvision should have a 20% range improvement over the company’s older model, the Fortwo, which would give the new all-electric car a range of approximately 96 miles on a single charge. No word yet on when the vehicle will make it over to American consumers for purchase, though since it is a concept, that is highly unlikely.

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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

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