Imagine, if you will, that the Smart ForTwo electric car is at the drag strip and competing against vehicles like the Mustang GT and a Porsche. What do you think would happen?

Obviously, the powerful sports cars would blow the doors off the Smart car. If you think differently, you really need to put down that green stuff you’re smoking and look out the window. Don’t worry, it’s all cool, bro.

In a very intelligent and fun commercial, Smart Canada created a video with a Smart ForTwo electric at the drag strip against cars like those mentioned. It loses. Every time. By a very long margin.


Then they show you the first five meters (15 feet). That’s the part that matters when you’re driving in an urban environment. Guess what? They’re all exactly the same. Smart, Mustang, Audi, Porsche.. They all accelerate about the same in the first fifteen feet.

Welcome to the jungle, boys.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at

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