Smart cars are considered as the environment-friendly cars offering good fuel efficiency and take less space in the parking. But the concern is: Are these cars safe to drive?
When we talk about smart cars the first thing that comes to our mind is compact.
The term smart is the combination of the swatch, Mercedes and art.
Initially, when the sales of compact cars were slowed down then Hayek and Swatch started a venture by giving complete rights to Daimler-Benz.
In 2008, the rise in oil prices increased the demand for smart cars as well.
For the 2016 model year, U.S Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) rates, the fuel efficiency of the car is 32 miles per gallon(mpg) and 39 mpg for city and highway respectively.
In 2008 and 2009, the inflation of gas prices increased the sale of smart cars in the U.S.
Crash tests for these cars were done by the independent insurance institute highway safety resulting in a 5-star rating.
But still heavier cars preferred over small cars in terms of safety.
The cost of compact cars is quite high and can go up to 80 miles per hour. People who love driving environmentally friendly cars prefer to spend money on conventional subcompact or a compact car with better gas mileage.
So, the small car is perfect for two people commuting to the local market and nearby places. These cars are safe for commuting in a short distance around and not built for long road trips.