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Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Goes Stateside, But Is It U.S. Ready?

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Goes Stateside, But Is It U.S. Ready?

 Forget the 2010 Nissan Leaf or the 2010 Chevy Volt. A small, chic electric vehicle is set to be trialled in the U.S. this fall that has the potential to redefine inner city commuting. But are consumers ready to drive around in an electric car smaller than most people's closets? Smart U.S.A. has... read more

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2010 Smart ForTwo: Seasoned City Runabout Or Scary Toy-like Go Kart?

The Smart ForTwo has had mixed results over the last couple of years. It has almost a cult following of owners and seems to elicit a smile from passers by where ever you go... read more March 27, 2010 by  0


 
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Smart Partners With Renault-Nissan For Next Gen ForTwo, Upcoming EV, and More

The Smart brand with its eye catching ForTwo had strong sales numbers for awhile, but the cute appeal appears to have worn off and the brand is searching for sales now. ... read more February 27, 2010 by  0


 
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More Than 30 MPG Highway: The New Benchmark For Green Cars?

So what exactly IS a "green car"? At both the Los Angeles Auto Show and Detroit Auto Show, you could find the word "green" all over the place. LA has been pitching itself for... read more February 8, 2010 by  7


 
G-Wiz charging in the U.K.

G-Wiz! the Electric Car That Started a Revolution

In early 2004, a tiny new car appeared on the streets of London. It confused, surprised and confounded everyone who saw it. It was more compact than a Smart ForTwo, it had... read more February 8, 2010 by  14


 
2009 Smart fortwo

First Lease Program To Help Smart Buyers

It is no secret that Smart seems to be in trouble in the United States market. Just this month we have seen reports of the company’s 41 percent drop in sales for 2009 and... read more January 17, 2010 by  1


 
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Nissan Planning Two Small Cars Under $10K For U.S. Market

Small cars aren't always cheap; increasingly, automakers are breaking that link with well-equipped and desirable compacts and subcompacts. Nor are small cars always green... read more January 17, 2010 by  1


 
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2nd Generation Smart ForTwo Electric Not Well Received

Electric cars have been said to be the future of the automobile; in fact, electric cars have been intriguing to the industry for over 100 years. From the runabouts of the... read more December 26, 2009 by  0


 
Smart Fortwo EV

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive to Undergo Trials in China

According to the Wall Street Journal, Daimler will launch a pilot program of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in China beginning next year.  The report indicates that Daimler... read more December 23, 2009 by  0


 
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Video: 2011 Scion iQ Thrashed, Slalomed, and Drifted While Shopping

We're eagerly waiting for the 2011 Scion iQ to be launched in production form. That may be at next month's Detroit Auto Show or April's New York Auto Show, where the concept... read more December 11, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Honda P-NUT Concept

Honda P-NUT Concept Takes On Smart ForTwo and Scion iQ

The smallest Honda sold in the U.S. is the 2010 Honda Fit, lauded for its almost infinite combination of interior configurations as well as its sporty driving and handling... read more December 4, 2009 by  0


 
Smart Fortwo EV

Choosing a Smart May Be Getting Smarter

Last week our partners over at AllCarsElectric.com reported on a story that should perk the interests of the small car enthusiast. The successful Smart ForTwo might be... read more November 22, 2009 by  1


 
Smart ForTwo ED

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Production Gets Rolling In France

  Daimler AG reported today that production of the second generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (ED) has begun at their plant in Hambach, France. The ForTwo employs modern... read more November 19, 2009 by  1


 
Daimler Citaro Hybrid Bus

Daimler To Produce 3rd Gen Citaro Fuel Cell Hybrid Transit Bus, Uses Stacked Modules and Li-Ion Batteries

If any one company seems to hold an edge in fuel cell powered vehicles, that company has to be Daimler.  Though GM has expertise in the field, as does Honda, Daimler has... read more November 19, 2009 by  4


 
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If Texans Don't Want 2010 Smart ForTwos, Will They Rent 'Em?

Several months ago, we previewed Car2Go, the car-sharing program planned in Austin, Texas, featuring Smart ForTwo mini-cars. Now a pilot program with 200 Smarts has launched... read more November 18, 2009 by  0


 
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Smart USA Chooses Coulomb Technologies to Supply EV Chargers

The Smart fortwo ED is an upcoming pure electric car. It will be built by Daimler and use lithium-ion battery packs supplied by Tesla Motors. Testing of prototypes has been... read more September 17, 2009 by  3


 
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