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Nicolas Hayek: Smart Car Creator Passes Away At Age 82

Nicolas Hayek: Smart Car Creator Passes Away At Age 82

The Smart ForTwo is no stranger to the urban American landscape today and we owe that thanks to Nicolas Hayek, founder of the Swiss watch company Swatch. Hayek was also the creator of the Smart brand of car—most would call him a visionary. This week, however, brought the news that Hayek passed... read more

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2011 Smart Electric Drive: Mercedes Price, Maybach Exclusivity?

Want to be among the first to lease a 2011 Smart Electric Drive? You’re probably too late, as the brand only plans to make 1,500 of them available globally. At least... read more June 11, 2010 by  5

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2011 Smart Electric Drive: Better Than The Gasoline Fortwo?

The electric revolution is underway. With testbed vehicles including the Mini E, and big-name models like the Ford Focus EV and Nissan LEAF on the way within a year or two... read more June 10, 2010 by  1

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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... read more June 10, 2010 by  13


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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