Browsing the "Smart ForTwo Electric Drive" Tag

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Lease Price Reduced To Just $139

August 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

From overpriced to price war, electric car costs are plummeting on an almost monthly basis it seems. The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive fired the first shots with a MSRP under $25,000 before tax credits, and now they’ve gone and done it again, chopping the lease price down from $199 a month to just $139 a month


Smart’s Battery Leasing Scheme Proves Popular

June 25th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Battery leasing for electric cars is all the rage in Europe, shaving thousands of dollars off of the asking price in exchange for a small monthly lease payment. Smart has deployed this strategy in the U.S. market, and almost 90% of ForTwo Electric Drive buyers opted to lease the battery for $5,000 off the asking price


The Changing Price Of Electric Cars

June 13th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

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


2013 Smart ForTwo Offered With Battery Leasing

April 16th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Smart USA will start allowing their American customers the option to lease Smart ForTwo Electric Drive batteries so they don't have to pay the full initial $25,750 cost of the car. This will make the already-affordable Smart EV downright cheap. A cheap EV? What a novel idea!


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?


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

October 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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


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



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