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Smart Drive App For iPhone: Who Needs COMAND or iDrive?

Smart Drive App For iPhone: Who Needs COMAND or iDrive?

Forget the pricey color screen and COMAND interface of Smart's upmarket cousin, Mercedes-Benz. For the upcoming 2011 Smart Electric Drive, which we drove at The Car Connection last week, the brand has rolled out a new app that essentially turns your iPhone into that. While anyone can download the... read more

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California Bill Seeks To Legalize Sharing Your Car For Cash

Ever loan your car to a friend for a day in exchange for a few bucks? Soon, that may not void your insurance and make you a criminal. At least in California. State... read more May 3, 2010 by  0


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Earth Day Special: The 'Hybridest' Green Cities in the U.S.

Today is Earth Day, and in honor of that event--it started 40 years ago as a nationwide teach-in on environmental issues--we bring you a list of the greenest cities in the... read more April 22, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe

Green Car Megadeal: Renault-Nissan-Daimler Could Save Smart

This morning's deal bringing Daimler AG into the Renault-Nissan alliance has lots of interesting details--but first and foremost, it could be what Smart needs to survive in... read more April 7, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe

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


 
Smart ForTwo ED

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


 
2011 Ford Mustang V-6  -  30 mpg

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


 
Nissan Global Compact Car (Micra/March)

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


 
Smart EV

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


 
Toyota iQ road test by Vicki Butler-Henderson

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


 

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