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Smart to go all-electric worldwide by 2020: Daimler CEO

Smart to go all-electric worldwide by 2020: Daimler CEO

The U.S. sales history of the Smart two-seat minicar started with a bang in 2008, when gasoline prices soared, and has waned since then. A complete redesign of the little ForTwo in the 2016 model year, with the Cabrio soft-top following for 2017, didn't do much for sales. That led parent company... read more

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2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

The market for electric vehicles normally comes with a high price of entry, though Smart is proposing that its new two-seat battery-powered minicar is a value proposition... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

On a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination. When that car is a reboot of the... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive preview

The redesigned 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive debuted just before the recent the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It switches over to the current-generation ForTwo platform... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Smart Electric Drive has a little Renault-Nissan underneath

One of several new electric cars and concepts at last week's Paris Motor Show was the electric version of the second-generation Smart minicar. As Smart pointed out, it's the... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive details released before Paris Motor Show

The gasoline Smart ForTwo hardtop was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and now Smart is transitioning other variants to its new platform. First came the 2017 ForTwo Cabrio... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2018 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prototype: first ride impressions

Following the launch of the latest Smart Fortwo hatchback, it was only a matter of time before the trendy German brand would introduce an evolution of its Fortwo Electric... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

San Diego Car2Go car-sharing service drops electric Smarts for gasoline models

When Car2Go launched its car-sharing service in San Diego about five years ago, its entire fleet was composed of electric cars. It was a move that made San Diego officials... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Smart ForTwo Recalled For Steering Bolts Issue

Parent company Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 Smart ForTwo gasoline and electric models to replace potentially-faulty bolts in the steering system. On the... read more May 6, 2015 by


 
Smart Fortwo drag racing ad

Smart Electric Drive Ad: Where Winning Drag Races Really Counts

Whatever you think of the diminutive city cars produced by Daimler's Smart brand, the company certainly has a talent for marketing. The latest ad from Smart Canada has the... read more August 15, 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


 
2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive NHTSA crash test (Image via crashnet1.com)

2013 Smart Electric Drive: 4 Stars Overall For Crash Safety From NHTSA

The 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is the latest electric vehicle to have undergone the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's crash test procedures. Following... read more August 15, 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 Coupe, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Aug 2013

2013 Smart Electric Drive Coupe Lease Price Lowered To $139

The prices just keep falling on plug-in electric cars. The latest to announce a new, lower lease price is Smart, which cut the monthly cost of a three-year lease on its 2013... read more August 7, 2013 by 18


 
2013 Smart Electric Drive, Brooklyn, NY

Battery Leasing Lands In U.S., Electric Smart Drivers Love It

Maybe there's a future for battery leasing among U.S. electric-car buyers after all. Nissan had considered leasing battery packs separately before launching its 2011 Leaf... read more June 24, 2013 by 5


 

 
 

 
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