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Smart ForTwo minicar: 15 years later, has it made a difference?

Smart ForTwo minicar: 15 years later, has it made a difference?

Minimal cars are often an appealing idea: why should one person drive a two-ton vehicle with five or more seats on local journeys of 10 miles or fewer? Then there's the crushingly difficult parking in major European, Asian, and North American cities. Add to that, perhaps, a desire for minimal use... read more

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata drive, Southern California, July 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Greenest New Sports Car You Can Buy?

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the newest generation of the world's most popular sports car. The iconic two-seater passed the British MGB more than a decade ago to become the... read more July 29, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Smart ForTwo (European version) - First Drive, Barcelona, Nov 2014

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of European Version

The 2016 Smart ForTwo minicar will arrive at U.S. dealers this fall. When it does, it will be playing the redemption card every chance it gets. Smart was created to counter... read more March 31, 2015 by


 
2015 Honda CR-Z

2015 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Two-Seat Coupe: Unchanged For New Model Year

It's been an uncertain year for the Honda CR-Z two-seat hybrid coupe. The CR-Z was discontinued in Europe back in February, leading to speculation that the slow-selling... read more October 9, 2014 by


 
Volkswagen XL Sport concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Volkswagen XL Sport At Paris Motor Show: The Details (Video)

Last week's media days at the Paris Motor Show were the usual mix of cars and marketing. They brought together stunning concept cars, more prosaic production models under pin... read more October 7, 2014 by


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata live photos

2016 Mazda Miata: Sexy New Roadster Highlights Low Sales Of Two-Seat Cars

The Mazda MX-5, formerly Miata, holds a Guinness World Record as the highest-selling two-seater sports car in history. More than 940,000 MX-5s have been made since 1989, and... read more September 5, 2014 by


 
Volkswagen XL1 (European model), New York City, Dec 2013

Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes

Ah, conspiracy theories and urban legends. They lure us in with the promise of dark plots and amazing events--even as our rational minds suggest they're likely not true. Now... read more April 17, 2014 by


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: What It's Like On The Road

With minimal changes from the model launched last year as the least expensive electric car in the U.S., the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive remains the smallest and shortest... read more January 21, 2014 by


 
Volkswagen XL1 (European model), New York City, Dec 2013

Volkswagen XL1 138-MPG Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Drive Report

We didn't expect the Volkswagen XL1 to be as much fun to drive as it is. Which makes it doubly a shame that Volkswagen won't be selling its radically efficient, two-seat... read more December 16, 2013 by


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Aug 2013

2013 Smart Electric Drive Cabrio: Brief Drive Of Electric Convertible

If you want an electric car, there are now 14 different models with plugs to choose from. But if you want an electric convertible, there's just one: The 2013 Smart ForTwo... read more August 12, 2013 by 5


 
2013 Smart Electric Drive outside New York Auto Show, March 2013

2013 Smart Electric Drive: Drive Video From NY Auto Show

We didn't expect the fluorescent green, that's for sure. But it probably helped us on our half-hour drive around crowded midtown Manhattan in the new 2013 Smart ForTwo... read more April 3, 2013 by 9


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva

Will this be the car that finally makes the ultra-aerodynamic and futuristic GM EV1 electric car look old-fashioned? Today, VW Group took the wraps off the production version... read more March 5, 2013 by 15


 
2011 Scion iQ at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis

Now We Know: U.S. Buyers Don't Much Want Tiny Two-Seat Cars

It was always a big question whether Americans would buy very, very small cars. When the Smart ForTwo launched in 2008, right into the teeth of gas prices that soared to $4 a... read more January 4, 2013 by 29


 
2013 Honda CR-Z (European spec)

2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Updates: Paris Auto Show Preview

Today seems to be the day when Paris Motor Show previews are coming thick and fast. Honda announced today that it will show an updated 2013 CR-Z two-seat hybrid hatchback at... read more September 14, 2012 by 4


 
Audi Urban Concept launch, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi To Sell Electric Urban Concept, Join The Not-Quite-Car Parade?

If one is a fluke and two is coincidence, then three makes a trend for sure. Audi is close to approving plans to build a limited number of the all-electric two-seat Urban... read more November 4, 2011 by 8


 

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