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2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Frankfurt Auto Show

2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Frankfurt Auto Show

The problems with the old Smart Fortwo Electric Drive were fairly easy to work out. It was too slow, had only an average range, took too long to charge and it was too expensive - even when leasing. Smart has taken the car back to the drawing board and fixed all these issues - and given the car a... read more

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Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Hertz, Marriott Bring Electric Cars And Hotels Together In San Francisco

Popular airport rental car firm Hertz has been working alongside Hotel chain Marriott for 30 years to unite weary travelers with a set of wheels while they’re away from... read more August 25, 2011 by  0

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2012 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Gets More Smart, Gains Speed

The 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive may be the smallest, most compact highway-capable electric car on the market, but its pathetic top speed, sluggish acceleration, limited... read more August 16, 2011 by  2

Suzuki Wagon R, Japan's highest selling vehicle

Half Of Japan Now Drives High MPG, Low Power Kei Minicars

If there's one thing that illustrates the culture difference between the United States and Japan better than anything else, it's the cars everyone drives. In the U.S, the... read more August 15, 2011 by  1

Daihatsu A-Concept

Small, Fun, High-MPG Minicars, Never Coming To The U.S.

Life is so unfair sometimes. Car companies have been dangling the carrot of smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles in front of us for a few years now and though we've... read more August 11, 2011 by  0

2011 Audi Urban Concept

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Audi Gives More Details on Electric Urban Concept

Yesterday we brought you news of a highly camouflaged all-electric minicar spotted in the center of Berlin and wearing the unmistakable linked ring Audi badge. At the time... read more August 10, 2011 by  0

car2go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Windansea Beach La Jolla CA

San Diego Gets Smart, Hosts 100% Electric Car Sharing Scheme

City car-sharing schemes have become more popular in recent years as the cost of owning a car rockets, but until now they’ve focused on traditional gasoline-engined... read more July 15, 2011 by  3

Dieter Zetsche

Daimler CEO: 1 Million Electric Cars in Germany by 2020? Not Likely

It may only be two weeks since Germany’s Chancellor Merkel announced that her government would help bring 1 million plug-in vehicles to the roads of Germany by 2020 but... read more May 31, 2011 by  10

2011 Smart Fortwo

Small Cars Dominate’s Efficient Convertible List

With the rising gas prices it may seem like you have to give up things in order to save money at the pump. You can combine trips to save fuel, keep your tires inflated... read more May 30, 2011 by  0

2011 Smart Fortwo

Summer Soft-Top Fun: 2011 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet

We're quickly counting down to the Memorial Day weekend and, at least where we are, the weather is nice (for once). What better time to consider the single greenest soft-top... read more May 25, 2011 by  1

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Urban Stage, London

2011 Smart Electric Drive On The Streets Of London: Driven

What makes the perfect city car? Compact dimensions are a good place to start, so you can sneak into small parking spaces on a crowded street and squeeze through gaps that... read more May 19, 2011 by  4

2011 Wheego Whip LiFe at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tough To Be Wheego: Germany Crushes Electric Car From 'Hand-To-Mouth' Startup

It's hard to start a car company. Really, really, really, really, really hard. Which is why little Wheego Electric Cars is having a tough time of it at the moment. Last week... read more May 3, 2011 by  2

Volkswagen E Scooter

Volkswagen E-Scooter: Electric Bike To Rival Smart And MINI

The motoring world is gripped with Beetlemania at the moment, and it's got nothing to do with four plucky young musicians from England. Instead, Volkswagen's latest... read more April 19, 2011 by  0

Smart ForTwo ED

Daimler Adds Bosch To Electric Car Collaborative Projects

You’d be forgiven for thinking that German automaker Daimler was trying to build its own little electric car empire. Not only does it have active electric car projects... read more April 13, 2011 by  1

2011 Wheego Whip LiFe at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Wheego Electric Vehicle Featured At 2011 Denver Auto Show

In the electric car realm there are many players, a lot of them small. So if we asked you if you had heard of a Wheego, you wouldn’t be alone if your answer was no... read more March 29, 2011 by  0

2011 Smart electric drive

Want An Electric Car? Be Quick, Get Smart With ForTwo EV

The 2011 Nissan Leaf has a waiting list. So does the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and as for the Tesla Roadster, well, it's probably too expensive. So what do you do if you want to... read more March 29, 2011 by  5


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