Browsing the "Smart ForTwo Electric Drive" Tag

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Why I Sold My Camaro, & Bought An Electric Car

Originally posted on CleanTechnica By Stephen Grinwis The Honeymoon I’m not going to lie. I loved my Camaro at first. It was fast. It was loud. It was beautiful. It was the embodiment of the North American automotive enthusiast’s dreams. I’d always wanted a muscle car from the time I was little. I’d been sold […]

September 15th

Video: Smart ForTwo Outpaces A Porsche

Originally posted on CleanTechnica This weekend saw a pair of electric supercars debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the $152,000 Saleen FourSixteen and the $529,000, 500 horsepower Renovo Coupe. Both of these electric cars can compete with gas-powered competitors…but most of us can’t afford them either. But how does the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive […]

August 18th

The Changing Price Of Electric Cars

The nice thing about new technology is that, eventually, it drops in price. A flatscreen HDTV used to cost thousands, now there is one in most homes in America. Laptops once cost as much as a compact car; now you can get one for a week’s worth of minimum wage work. The same thing seems to be happening to electric and hybrid cars. The Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt are expecting significant price cuts in the near future, and cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive have already shaved thousands from their MSRP.

June 13th

Smart EVs Used For Italian Soccer Video Game

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.

December 14th

LA Auto Show: Smart Goes Electric and Grows Wings

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?

November 29th

Scion iQ EV Will Be Available For College And Car-Sharing Usage Only

A couple of years ago when Toyota announced it was working on an all-electric version of its iQ microcar, EV enthusiasts were excited. But last month Toyota backtracked, saying it would launch just a small fleet of the tiny iQ EV. The Japanese automaker has now released details on where those few EVs are going, and it is mostly to college campuses and car-sharing services.

October 18th

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

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?

September 19th