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Tiny Smart Cars Lose $5 Billion For Mercedes-Benz: Report

Tiny Smart Cars Lose $5 Billion For Mercedes-Benz: Report

The very small Smart cars have apparently lost a very large amount of money for Mercedes-Benz. A new report from London's Bernstein Research names the Smart the biggest European money-loser of all time, according to the Detroit News. Smart has reportedly lost a total of $4.6 billion over its... read more

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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 Smart Electric Drive, Brooklyn, NY

Battery Leasing Lands In U.S., Electric Smart Drivers Love It

Maybe there's a future for battery leasing among U.S. electric-car buyers after all. Nissan had considered leasing battery packs separately before launching its 2011 Leaf... read more June 24, 2013 by  5

2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive  -  Quick Drive, May 2013

2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Yes, Better Without Gasoline

If you’re still smitten with the design and styling of the Smart Fortwo, you’re probably going to be happier with the version that never needs a gas station... read more May 29, 2013 by  5

2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Sharing Savvy: Smart & Ford Discuss Fuel-Efficient Three-Cylinder Engines

In spy movies, information is used as a form of currency; it's traded for hostages, treasure, and occasionally, more information. But the practice isn't just limited to... read more May 24, 2013 by  5

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European version)

2013 Smart Electric Drive To Offer Battery Leasing In U.S.

It seems automakers in Europe have found the key to increasing electric car sales: battery leasing. With 97 percent of European Smart Fortwo Electric Drive customers choosing... read more April 15, 2013 by  7

2011 Land Rover LR4

Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz Ponder Tiny Luxury Crossovers

One of the next major growth areas for automakers in the premium arena is the subcompact crossover segment, which currently has only a few players and is experiencing strong... read more March 11, 2013 by  0

2011 Smart Forvision Concept

2014 Smart ForTwo: More Details, Renault Version Nixed

Smart's tiny Fortwo city car is being replaced in early 2014, and more details are emerging on the next generation small car. Changes include new engines, new transmissions... read more January 3, 2013 by  6

2013 smart fortwo electric drive on the production line

How Do You Make An Electric Car? Smart Shows You

If you read our reviews a few months back, you'll be aware that the 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is a much better car than its predecessors. In third-generation form... read more December 12, 2012 by  4

2010 Smart Escooter Concept

Smart Pairs With Vectrix For 2014 Electric Scooter

A few months back, after riding the Smart eBike, we concluded that it might actually be the best vehicle the company makes. That makes the upcoming Smart electric scooter... read more December 5, 2012 by  4

Smart 'Forjeremy' Electric Drive art car

Smart 'ForJeremy' Electric Drive Looks Ready To Fly

It isn't unknown for Smart to unveil an unusual concept car every now and then--the For-US pickup would be a good example. But thanks to fashion designer Jeremy Scott, Smart... read more November 30, 2012 by  2

Smart eBike electric bicycle

Smart eBike: Commute, Ride For Leisure, Or... Play Polo?

Smart is all about breaking preconceptions. Small cars can't be safe? Not the case. Cheap cars have to be dull? Not a bit of it. Here are a few more: Polo is only played by... read more October 16, 2012 by  0

Smart eBike electric bicycle

Smart eBike Ride: Electric Bike The Best Vehicle Smart Makes?

After testing the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, we were given the opportunity to try out another of Smart's electric vehicles. Unlike the city car however, this vehicle... read more October 9, 2012 by  12

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2013 Smart Electric Drive: Better Than Earlier Electric Smarts?

Smart's third-generation Electric Drive model might look similar to the car it replaces, but it's a very different vehicle under the skin. To discover just how different, our... read more October 8, 2012 by  3

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European version)

Smart Electric Drive Ad Ignores Eco Theme, Goes Big For Small Car

Hey Chevy, listen up: Aliens in electric car ads don't have to be annoying--just ask Smart. The maker of diminutive city cars has ditched all references to performance... read more October 5, 2012 by  0

2013 Smart Electric Drive, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Smart Electric Drive Test: Lowest-Priced Electric Car In U.S.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Smart took that advice to heart; its 2013 Smart ED3 is the third generation of its all-electric version of the two-seat ForTwo... read more October 4, 2012 by  20


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