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2018 Smart ForTwo Electric: The world's cutest convertible

In past reviews, I've written about the sublime pleasure of driving around Los Angeles in a convertible on a warm, balmy night.

Now I've found a way to make it even more sublime: Add silence.

The Smart ForTwo - which you'll see in great numbers in any major European capital, but in small numbers in the United States - is a suitcase-sized two-door designed for intelligent urban living.

The Electric Drive, its battery electric brother, is the smart Smart ForTwo, a plug-in commuter car that is small in stature but large in fuel savings.

With only 57 miles of range between charges,

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