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G-Wiz! the Electric Car That Started a Revolution

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 cheeky, quirky styling that demanded attention, it could turn around in the width of a narrow street, it squeezed into the... read more

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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 

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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 

Smart Fortwo EV

Choosing a Smart May Be Getting Smarter

Last week our partners over at 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

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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 


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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Are Carmaker Sites Using Hybrids (Ineptly) As Spam Bait?

We get a lot of spam. Everyone gets a lot of spam. In fact, Symantec says nine of every 10 e-mail messages are spam. But we're scratching our head over a recent spam that... read more August 25, 2009 by  2

Smart Fortwo EV

Smart's Fortwo EV Enters Production In November

 The first of Smart's second-generation Fortwo Electric Drive vehicles will begin rolling off the production line at the firm's Hambach plant in France in mid November, the... read more August 20, 2009 by  2

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The Green, The Bad And The Ugly: Our Least Favorite Green Cars

We like green cars, and we define the term loosely. Sure, the 2010 Toyota Prius is green. But so's the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid pickup truck, because a full-size truck... read more July 6, 2009 by  3

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Get a 2009 Smart ForTwo, Just $99/Month (Clunker Required)

No sooner did the 'Cash for Clunkers' legislation pass the Senate and get signed by President Obama than carmakers started marketing around it. The program won't officially... read more June 26, 2009 by  2

2009 WheeGo Whip

So What's a Wheego Whip, and Why Would I Want One?

It looks like a 2009 Smart ForTwo, it's made in China, it only goes 40 miles on its batteries, and it has a dopey name. So why should you care about the Wheego Whip? Our... read more June 5, 2009 by  6

Car2Go Smart ForTwo in Austin, Texas

Car-Sharing Scheme for Smarts Launched in Texas--By the Carmaker, No Less

Austin's always been a little different from the state it sits in. More than half of all the Chevrolet Suburbans built are sold in Texas, but Austin might be better known for... read more March 27, 2009 by 

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Small-Car Smackdown: 2009 Smart ForTwo Vs. 2009 Honda Fit

Since the Smart’s debut in the States in 2008, it's hard not to notice one of the country's smallest--if not the smallest--production car. Especially if you live in one of... read more February 1, 2009 by 


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