Over the past couple of decades, the Smart brand has entered various little city car concepts into automotive shows. These have had varying themes, but all have been built off the idea of the Smart car and its tiny, tiny footprint. This year, an all-electric topless car is the concept.
Perhaps hoping to judge public reaction for possible production, Smart will be showcasing its roof-free Forease battery-electric concept at the Paris Motor Show starting October 4. The company says that this concept is a tribute to previous concepts shown in 2001 and 2011. Aiming to make the Smart car “cool” instead of “practical” (Smart’s words), the Forease is a tiny roadster that should definitely be easy to park.
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