Minicars

 
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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2018 Smart Fortwo 10th Anniversary Edition

Special-edition 2018 Smart Fortwo electric minicar marks 10 years of two-seater in US

Birthed from the uncommon alliance between watch company Swatch and Mercedes-Benz, Smart's goal was to bring a stylish city car to the masses with a level of personalization... read more January 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet, First Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet first drive review: the perfect city car

I try very hard to go into each review with an open mind, but in the case of the 2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabriolet, I was prepared to dislike it. I expected an... read more December 25, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
Andrea Kerr driving Fiat 500e electric car in autocross, Great Park, Irvine, Califronia, July 2017

Autocrossing a Fiat 500e electric car for first, maybe last, time

When we published an article on one owner's experience using his Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to compete in a local autocross, it contained a comment that riled up our... read more August 3, 2017 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Quick Drive  -  Portland OR  -  July 2015   [photo: Doug Berger]

RIP Mitsubishi i-MiEV: lowest-range, slowest electric car departs U.S. market

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car deserves a place in history. It was arguably the first mass-produced modern electric car put on sale, well before the Nissan Leaf arrived... read more August 2, 2017 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 (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


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage: The Unexpected Small-Car Success

Mitsubishi has been widely viewed as struggling in the U.S., but recently an unexpected vehicle has provided some good news for the Japanese carmaker. A tiny, cheap... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Lexus LF-SA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to... read more April 14, 2015 by


 
next-generation Chevrolet Spark interior [photo: BobaEdream.co.kr]

2016 Chevrolet Spark Gets More Upscale Interior: Korean Photo Leaked

Three weeks from now, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Spark minicar will just have debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show, as well as the auto show in Seoul. We've already... read more March 13, 2015 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What... read more June 25, 2014 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by


 
2014 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Updated With New Instrument Cluster, Display Options

Details on the 2015 Fiat 500, which will feature a handful of updates, have now been released a week before the car is showcased at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The most... read more April 8, 2014 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Gas Mileage: Real-World 40 MPG-Plus Possible, Owners Say

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is unusual among the latest breed of gas-sipping small cars. There are no fancy tricks employed to hit its 37-40 mpg combined EPA ratings, no... read more March 17, 2014 by


 
New Renault Twingo

New Renault Twingo Previews Next Smart ForTwo

Car companies aren't in the habit of persisting with loss-making enterprises, so it's a surprise that Daimler has continued with its Smart city car brand as long as it has... read more February 14, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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