The Smart FourTwo Electric Drive generally receives better reviews than the gasoline-powered Smart FourTwo car as of 2015. While the FourTwo is not well-received in general by most reviewers, they often praise the superior performance and relatively low cost of the electric version.
The Smart FourTwo Electric Drive provides superior acceleration as compared to the standard FourTwo, and delivers power in a smoother manner than the gasoline-powered version of the car. Many reviewers find the abrupt shifting of the standard FourTwo unpleasant, but the electric version has no such issues. In addition, state and local tax incentives can make the effective purchase price of a FourTwo Electric Drive much cheaper than that of most other electric cars on the market.