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  • 2016 Smart ForTwo

    Attracted by the new look, much-improved feature set, and better fuel economy ratings of the all-new 2016 Smart Fortwo? You’ll have to wait another six to eight months before you’ll find it at U.S. dealerships. On the other hand, if it’s the next generation of the all-electric Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (ED), you might not want to hold out for the new body style. A redesigned electric version in the new body style isn’t coming this year, and it might not arrive until near the end of 2016. And in the meantime, Smart will continue to sell the Electric Drive, in the...

  • 2011 Smart Forvision Concept
    2011 Smart ForVision Electric Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

    A few weeks ago we told you about the third generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive which was due to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. With a faster top speed, better range and ultra-fast 1 hour recharge capability, the new version of the diminutive city car should hit the roads next year...

  • 2011 Smart Fortwo
    Is Second Time The Charm For Smart's ForTwo In U.S. Market?

    The 2011 Smart ForTwo minicar: Cramped, noisy, slow and unsafe, right? If you answered yes to all those then the new team running Smart USA for Daimler AG is banking on a new educational advertising campaign drawing you in. Smart USA thinks the slide in popularity of the model is down to what the...

  • car2go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Windansea Beach La Jolla CA
    San Diego Gets Smart, Hosts 100% Electric Car Sharing Scheme

    City car-sharing schemes have become more popular in recent years as the cost of owning a car rockets, but until now they’ve focused on traditional gasoline-engined cars. Not any more. The City of San Diego has just become the first North American city to host a carsharing scheme made up...

  • 2011 Smart electric drive
    Want An Electric Car? Be Quick, Get Smart With ForTwo EV

    The 2011 Nissan Leaf has a waiting list. So does the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and as for the Tesla Roadster, well, it's probably too expensive. So what do you do if you want to drive around in a plug-in vehicle right now? You could always build one, but that seems like too much hard work. Instead, you...

  • 2010 Smart ForTwo Cdi
    2010 Smart ForTwo Minicars: Still On Sale, Now Even Cheaper

    If you're one of the dwindling number of car buyers considering the Smart ForTwo minicar, now may be a good time to close the deal. Smart sent out an e-mail yesterday offering $1,500 of "customer cash" off the purchase price of remaining 2010 ForTwo coupe models, which apparently are still in stock...

  • 2011 Smart ForTwo with 'Heartthrob' Valentine's Day car wrap

    Suppose your beloved walked into the garage this morning and found the car covered in pink hearts and declarations of love. That'd be a pretty impressive Valentine's Day gift, right? Well, start your planning for next year, 'cause this one will take more than a last-minute dash to the florist and the card store. Smart USA, which sells the 2011 Smart ForTwo minicar, has offered a variety of graphic car wraps since last summer. For Valentine's Day, they've added six new, love-themed wraps. Our favorite, shown here, is the one called "heartthrob," but you can also choose a winged heart, simpler...

  • Smart Makes It Three: First Smart Electric Drive Delivered

    And the entry of electric cars into the U.S. market continues apace. The first 2011 Nissan Leaf was delivered in San Francisco on December 12, and the first 2011 Chevy Volt came three days later in New Jersey. Now, Smart has delivered the first example of its own electric car, the 2011 Smart ForTwo...

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