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Mercedes, Smart, Daimler trucks update electric-car, electrification plans

Mercedes, Smart, Daimler trucks update electric-car, electrification plans

Mercedes-Benz has already laid out its plans for a portfolio of electric and electrified vehicles, and now parent company Daimler has announced further strategy refinements for Mercedes-Benz and its other brands. The Smart brand will become all-electric, it said, while its commercial truck... read more

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2008 Smart Fortwo

Probe into Smart ForTwo engine fires started by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now investigating the potential for engine fires in certain Smart ForTwo city cars. Approximately 43,000 cars built... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Smart ForTwo

Smart ForTwo minicar: 15 years later, has it made a difference?

Minimal cars are often an appealing idea: why should one person drive a two-ton vehicle with five or more seats on local journeys of 10 miles or fewer? Then there's the... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

On a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination. When that car is a reboot of the... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive preview

The redesigned 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive debuted just before the recent the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It switches over to the current-generation ForTwo platform... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart Electric Drive has a little Renault-Nissan underneath

One of several new electric cars and concepts at last week's Paris Motor Show was the electric version of the second-generation Smart minicar. As Smart pointed out, it's the... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive details released before Paris Motor Show

The gasoline Smart ForTwo hardtop was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and now Smart is transitioning other variants to its new platform. First came the 2017 ForTwo Cabrio... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

Daimler to launch at least six electric cars, perhaps even nine

In response to the success of Tesla Motors, established German luxury automakers are getting serious about electric cars. Audi and Porsche are both planning new all-electric... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2018 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prototype: first ride impressions

Following the launch of the latest Smart Fortwo hatchback, it was only a matter of time before the trendy German brand would introduce an evolution of its Fortwo Electric... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio

2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio prices start at under $20,000

The 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio convertible will start at $19,650 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price—which includes a $750 destination charge—is... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

San Diego Car2Go car-sharing service drops electric Smarts for gasoline models

When Car2Go launched its car-sharing service in San Diego about five years ago, its entire fleet was composed of electric cars. It was a move that made San Diego officials... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Daimler to spend $500 million on electric-car battery factory

As global automakers gear up to produce higher volumes of plug-in electric cars, their battery strategies vary. Some buy in both lithium-ion cells and complete battery packs... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio: Soft-Top Minicar Returns To Range Next Year

The hardtop 2016 Smart ForTwo underwent a full redesign, but the convertible version will keep the old body style for another model year. Buyers wanting the updated Smart... read more September 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Smart ForTwo minicar, parked behind first-generation model, Portland, Oregon, Aug 2015

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of All-New Two-Seat Minicar

The 2016 Smart ForTwo is the first entirely new version of the European two-seat minicar since that vehicle was launched in the late 1990s. And it's a much better car, with... read more August 28, 2015 by


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Smart ForTwo Recalled For Steering Bolts Issue

Parent company Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 Smart ForTwo gasoline and electric models to replace potentially-faulty bolts in the steering system. On the... read more May 6, 2015 by


 
2016 Smart ForTwo, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Smart Fortwo Video Preview

If smaller is better, then you can’t really do much better than the Smart ForTwo. The Fortwo is the city car originally designed in partnership with Swatch, back in the... read more April 4, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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