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NAIAS 2013: …And The Best Of The Rest

January 17th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The North American International Auto Show is huge, and there were not enough hours in the day to see everything, talk to everyone, or to cover all the green cars that have come to dominate these shows. That said, we did manage to snap some pictures of some of the cooler green concepts and cars scattered about the show. Consider this our “wrap-up” post, with a return to our regularly-scheduled news stories tomorrow


Video: Smart Buggy 4×4 Wants To Run The Dakar Rally

January 3rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

When we think of Smart cars, we generally think of cramped, underpowered city cars with no performance ambitions whatsoever. But people more creative than us have come up with some unique solutions to the Smart’s lack of performance prowess, including a team who built a Smart 4x4 Buggy’s that they had hoped to bring to the Dakar Rally


Smart EVs Used For Italian Soccer Video Game

December 14th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

There is something inherently geeky about electric cars, and as a geek, I can’t help but appreciate the similarities between EVs and video games. Apparently I’m not the only one. At the recent Bologna Auto Show, two Smart ForTwo Electric Drive EVs were linked to a soccer simulator. Simple, but effective, and perhaps in the future an even more viable marketing tool


“Smartville” Is Where The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Is Born

December 13th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

New tactics in production efficiency aren’t just cutting emissions; they’re cutting costs. Mercedes-owned Smart is currently ramping up production of its Smart ForTwo Electric Drive EV, and the company has given the press a sneak peek at one of Europe’s greenest factories, affectionately-dubbed “Smartville.”


LA Auto Show: Smart Goes Electric and Grows Wings

November 29th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

Smart announced two new cars today- their full electric and their electric Smart for Jeremy concept, which was launched last night at a fabulous party we weren't invited to. The Fiat 500 has become the classic fashionista car overnight, popping up in every parking lot in the garment district here in LA. Their ad campaign for the Abarth proved sex does indeed sell. So what's the smaller, more efficient, and thoroughly practical Smart supposed to do to compete?


Daimler Hopes Low-Cost Electric Smart Car Translates To Higher Sales

September 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

It is an open secret that Daimler-owned small car brand Smart is suffering from slow sales, especially here in America. With an influx of high-quality compact cars in the same price range as the Smart, consumers are avoiding the diminutive brand in favor of more mainstream car makers. But Daimler has a plan to lure customers back, and it centers on offering the cheapest electric car on the market. But will that be enough


Smart ForStars Concept Brings Electric Drivetrain, Funky New Look

September 17th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

The Smart car brand has not seen a lot of sales success in the U.S. for a multitude of reasons not worth rehashing. But the latest concepts to come from the small car brand could change attitudes...if it is actually built. The Smart ForStars not only looks good, but utilizes an all-electric drivetrain from famed Mercedes tuner BRABUS.



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