Here's an explication I posted in the Smart thread. Yes, you are missing something :-)
Range for the new Smart is not 160 km. It is about 127 with the Eco switch engaged.
I thought that it was 160 as well, since almost all the dumb reviewers on US & Canadian auto sites have been asserting 160 km, but that is the European metric (NEDC) . We use the EPA metric. You would think that auto reviewers would know that and point it out.
The European measure bears no relation to reality and I believe it is soon to be replaced.
For example the e-Golf has a range of 201kms here (EPA). The European NEDC figure for the same car is 300.
http://pushevs.com/2017/05/23/electric- ... able-nedc/