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Motive Industries Reveals Design For Hemp-Bodied Kestrel

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 benefits of the environmentally friendly hemp construction last month, an avenue Lotus have also explored with their 2008 Eco Elise... read more

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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


 
2009 Smart fortwo Brabus

Smart Car Ownership Looking Like a Fad In the U.S.

The last couple of years have proven to have their ups and downs in the automotive market, especially with regards to small cars. The Smart car, one of the smallest cars on... read more August 28, 2010 by 0


 
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 Scion iQ

2011 Scion iQ Minicar Coming to U.S. Next March

Sales of the Smart ForTwo minicar plummeted after gasoline came back down from $4 a gallon, but Toyota's Scion brand is readying its own minicar for sale in the U.S. The... read more August 9, 2010 by 4


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Need a Smart Car? Try Giving Blood

Marketing and promotions can take some interesting forms; especially in today’s society where smart phones, iPads, digital billboards and traditional advertising is all... read more August 5, 2010 by 0


 
Great Smart Car Road Trip: A Smart in Malibu on PCH

Great Smart Car Road Trip: The Final Verdict

Over the month of July I have been posting my account of driving a 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet from L.A. to San Francisco and Back in what I have dubbed the... read more July 30, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Smart Fortwo

Great Smart Car Road Trip: The Smart Versus The Canyon

When we left off last time I had just accounted my journey with the 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet through the hills of San Francisco. If you missed the full story, be... read more July 28, 2010 by 0


 
2009 Smart Passion Cabriolet: Great Smart Car Road Trip First Fill Up

Great Smart Car Road Trip: How Many MPGs Did You Say?

Last time I reported on my drive in a 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet from LAX up PCH (and then the 101) to San Luis Obispo, CA (more here). The second leg of the trip... read more July 16, 2010 by 0


 
Smart ForTwo stripped by thieves, photo from +Motores

Ring of Smart Parts Thieves Broken Up in Portugal

Police in Oporto, Portugal, have announced the arrest of a gang of not-very-smart Smart thieves, along with the seizure of thousands of separate parts and four stolen Smart... read more July 15, 2010 by 0


 
Great Smart Car Road Trip: A Smart in Malibu on PCH

Great Smart Car Road Trip: Is It Safe On the Highway

Continuing the Smart Car Series this month (see yesterday’s article), we investigate a question that seems to be on everyone’s mind: Is it safe on the highway? Now this... read more July 13, 2010 by 1


 
2009 Smart fortwo 2-door Coupe Passion Side Exterior View

Great Smart Car Road Trip: LA to San Francisco and Back

If some one said to you that they were going to drive a Smart car from L.A. to San Francisco and back again in 4 days, you would probably think that person was crazy. No on... read more July 12, 2010 by 0


 
Smart Expressions vinyl-wrap option - plaid pattern

If No One Notices Your Smart ForTwo, Why Not Wrap It In Plaid?

You've got to be at least somewhat extroverted to drive a 2010 Smart ForTwo minicar, the smallest car sold in North America. People stare at it, point at you, and often ask... read more July 10, 2010 by 0


 
Charging socket on 2007 Toyota Prius plug-in conversion

What Consumers Should Know About Cars Converted to Electric

Getting custom-built cars has been a part of the auto industry for many years. From improving the power curve on a small block engine through to creating custom convertibles... read more July 9, 2010 by 12


 
2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe

Top Five Reasons To Rent a Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo is a car that has tried to revolutionize the way people view the micro or mini car. It was a car intended to carry two people and a case of beer while still... read more July 9, 2010 by 0


 

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