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New San Francisco Sport: Smart Tipping (Cows Are So Passe)

New San Francisco Sport: Smart Tipping (Cows Are So Passe)

There aren't many cows in San Francisco, so cow-tipping is rare. But a few creative citizens seem to have found a substitute. Flipping over Smart cars has apparently emerged as a new sport in the city, according to NBC Bay Area. The station found three Smart ForTwo minicars tipped onto their noses... read more

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Mini E electric vehicle

Will There Be Another Electric Mini E Within A Few Years?

Back in 2009, the MINI E electric car was BMW's very first attempt at building a battery-electric vehicle. The fleet of several hundred electric MINIs was leased out to... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Chevy Spark EV Electric Car: No Retail Sales In Canada, Europe

It's a frequently asked question: Will the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV be sold where I live? (Assuming you don't already live in California or Oregon, where the subcompact... read more October 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's Radical New Electric Car

You may have read stories lately that suggest the BMW i3 is the first luxury competition for the Tesla Model S electric car. It’s not. You may also have read that... read more October 21, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: 40-MPG Minicar Gas Mileage Test

Do you miss your old three-cylinder Geo Metro? If so, Mitsubishi has a new car just for you. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback minicar has the highest... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2014 BMW i3 With Range Extender Priced At $46,125, Or $3,850 More

Adding the small range-extending engine to the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric minicar will increase the price by $3,950, the company announced this evening. The standard 2014... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
MINI Vision concept car

Future MINI Models: Engine And Technology Details Released

The redesigned MINI Cooper that's expected to launch next year will have plenty of new tricks under its refreshed retro skin. MINI has released details of the retro minicar's... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Micra (European model)

Driving Nissan's Micra Minicar, Which We Can't Legally Do Any Other Time

The smallest car Nissan sells in the U.S. is the Versa subcompact, which comes both as a sedan and the new 2014 Versa Note hatchback. But last week, we were able to drive the... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
2013 Smart Electric Drive Coupe, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Aug 2013

2013 Smart Electric Drive Coupe Lease Price Lowered To $139

The prices just keep falling on plug-in electric cars. The latest to announce a new, lower lease price is Smart, which cut the monthly cost of a three-year lease on its 2013... read more August 7, 2013 by  18


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2013

Small And Fast, But Efficient? 3 Hot Hatchbacks, Pros & Cons

More or less coincidentally, we've recently tested three hot hatchbacks: the Chevrolet Sonic RS, the Fiat 500c Abarth, and the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman All4. (The Fiat... read more July 18, 2013 by 


 
2013 MINI Clubvan

The Missing MINI Model: Clubvan Withdrawn After Just 50 Sales

We've always liked small vans, especially those derived from wagons--as rare as wagons are these days. But it turns out that the latest small van--the 2013 MINI Clubvan--both... read more July 17, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2013

2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio: Fun But Far From Fuel-Efficient

Although we hate to say it here, for certain cars, sometimes gas mileage really just doesn't matter that much. That's our verdict on the 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio, the new... read more July 9, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV recharging at Keyes Chevrolet, Van Nuys, CA

First 2014 Chevrolet Spark EVs Now At CA, Oregon Dealers

Add one more battery-electric vehicle to the list of electric cars for sale in California (if not the rest of the U.S.). The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is now available for... read more June 20, 2013 by  27


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

2014 Chevrolet Spark To Get CVT, Replacing 4-Speed Automatic

The Chevrolet Spark, the smallest Chevy sold in the U.S., will get some mechanical changes next year, according to Christi Landy, the brand's small-car marketing director... read more May 1, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Fiat 500e electric car, Los Angeles drive event, April 2013

2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car: First Drive

The 2013 Fiat 500e may be a compliance car, but its engineers created an electric car that's so much fun to drive that seemingly they want it to be more. And with remarkably... read more April 13, 2013 by  16


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark shown at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011

The Rest Of The World Loves The 2013 Chevy Spark: Will Americans?

There’s something about the tiny 2013 Chevrolet Spark that has made General Motors go crazy for infographics. We’ve already seen Chevrolet use them to compare the... read more August 1, 2012 by  10


 
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