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Can U.S. Buyers Warm To Two-Seat Battery Electric City Cars?

Can U.S. Buyers Warm To Two-Seat Battery Electric City Cars?

Is small the new large? In the next few months we’ll see three different electric vehicles hit the market from automakers keen to break into the city car market. But historically two-seat cars have made up less than 2% of total U.S. car sales. Why would an electric car be any different?... read more

December 7, 2010 by - 4
 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Touring Tesla: Electric Car Startup Struts Its Green Stuff

It's debatable whether Tesla Motors should even be called a startup. It's five years old, it has almost 1,400 cars on the road, and it has 700 people working for it globally... read more October 7, 2010 by 1


 
2010 Smart Electric Scooter and Bike Concepts

2010 Paris Auto Show: Electric Scooters from MINI, Smart

The 2010 Paris Auto Show proved there's serious energy going into electric cars, but even EVs with two wheels were well represented at the show--and by major auto brands, at... read more October 1, 2010 by 2


 
Motive Industries Kestrel EV

Motive Industries Reveals Design For Hemp-Bodied Kestrel

Sit back, relax, and take in the official design and specifications for the Kestrel, the hemp-bodied EV engineered by Canadian firm Motive Industries. We looked at the... read more September 16, 2010 by 4


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell: Full Details on Electric Hatchback for Europe

Joining the electric-vehicle party, Mercedes-Benz has released final details of its first mass-produced all-electric car, which will start coming down the line in October at... read more September 15, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: Quick Drive

It's fair to say that Smart haven't had quite the success they were probably hoping for in the U.S. with their diminutive Fortwo. Gambling on consumers 'downsizing' due to... read more September 6, 2010 by 3


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

More Smart ForTwo Trouble: Owners Least Likely To Buy Another

As regular readers know, we've never been big fans of the Smart ForTwo minicar. It's not that we dislike small two-seaters; in fact, we think they're cool (unlike most U.S... read more August 27, 2010 by 0


 
50 Kw Leaf Charger

Charging Your Electric Car At Home: What You Need To Know

One of the most important aspects of electric-car ownership might not be how they drive, or how far you'll go on a charge, but how you'll actually charge it in the first... read more August 13, 2010 by 13


 
2011 Smart electric drive  -  first drive

Smart Fortwo Goes Greener With Electrification

The Smart Fortwo is one of the smallest cars on sale in the United States and in North America for that matter. Making its debut in 2008, right in time for the skyrocketing... read more June 26, 2010 by 0


 
Smart Drive app, for iPhone and 2011 Smart Electric Drive

Smart Drive App For iPhone: Who Needs COMAND or iDrive?

Forget the pricey color screen and COMAND interface of Smart's upmarket cousin, Mercedes-Benz. For the upcoming 2011 Smart Electric Drive, which we drove at The Car... read more June 17, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Smart electric drive  -  first drive

2011 Smart Electric Drive: Mercedes Price, Maybach Exclusivity?

Want to be among the first to lease a 2011 Smart Electric Drive? You’re probably too late, as the brand only plans to make 1,500 of them available globally. At least... read more June 11, 2010 by 5


 
2011 Smart electric drive

2011 Smart Electric Drive: Better Than The Gasoline Fortwo?

The electric revolution is underway. With testbed vehicles including the Mini E, and big-name models like the Ford Focus EV and Nissan LEAF on the way within a year or two... read more June 10, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Smart electric drive

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Goes Stateside, But Is It U.S. Ready?

 Forget the 2010 Nissan Leaf or the 2010 Chevy Volt. A small, chic electric vehicle is set to be trialled in the U.S. this fall that has the potential to redefine inner city... read more June 10, 2010 by 13


 
Smart EV

2nd Generation Smart ForTwo Electric Not Well Received

Electric cars have been said to be the future of the automobile; in fact, electric cars have been intriguing to the industry for over 100 years. From the runabouts of the... read more December 26, 2009 by 0


 
Smart Fortwo EV

Choosing a Smart May Be Getting Smarter

Last week our partners over at AllCarsElectric.com reported on a story that should perk the interests of the small car enthusiast. The successful Smart ForTwo might be... read more November 22, 2009 by 1


 
Smart ForTwo ED

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Production Gets Rolling In France

  Daimler AG reported today that production of the second generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (ED) has begun at their plant in Hambach, France. The ForTwo employs modern... read more November 19, 2009 by 1


 

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