About 1,000 Smart Electrics will be leased to select customers worldwide by fall 2010. The 220-pound lithium-ion battery pack promises a top speed of 70 miles per hour, a 70-mile range, and zero to 30 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.
Read that last bit again. Road & Track expects 60 miles per hour to take "more than double that."
None of these specs come near the General Motors EV1 of 12 years ago. Better keep working, Daimler.