The smart fortwo car ditches fuel engine and goes all-electric in the UK

The smart fortwo is the adorable little ultra-efficient minicar zipping around cities around the world. Now, an all-electric version is ready for release in the UK. No fuel required, ever.

The new smart fortwo will be able to reach top speeds of 60mph and go up to 72 miles per charge of its 41 hp Zytek electric motor. It can be plugged into any electrical outlet. Just don't forget your extension cord. Anyone else think it's interesting that they're completely skipping the hybrid and going straight to all-electric?

The cars will be released first in the UK, with France and Italy following shortly. According to the smartUSA folks, the US release is slated for the second half 2010 in very limited numbers and locations. The smart fortwo qualifies for the Cash for Clunkers program. Will you trade in for one?

Via Inhabitat