For 2017, Smart will be the only car company in the world to offer an electric drive version of every car it sells. Will that be enough to make Americans fall in love with the minuscule commuter?
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Daimler’s Car2Go Car sharing service has begun operating in the Chinese city of Chongqing. The service has signed up 78,000 subscribers in its first 2 months of operation.
f there was an award for the car that was “most improved” by a fresh redesign, there is no question who would be winning it this year: the Smart Fortwo.
The latest concept car from Mercedes sub-brand, Smart, corners like it’s on rails – because it is! Meet the Smart ForRail light rail commuter!
Can European-style micro-cars make it here in America? While many would say no, the Daimler Corporation is saying yes with the all-new, totally redesigned 2016 Smart ForTwo that debuted yesterday at the North American International Auto Show. Can this pint-sized people-mover strike a better chord with urbanites the second time around? Daimler certainly has done […]
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 […]
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 […]
Autoblog posted these spy pictures of what they claim is a Brabus-tuned version of the 2016 Smart ForTwo, and it could with up to 120 horsepower.
The new 2016 Smart ForTwo and ForFour raised hopes that the long-lusted-after Smart Roadster might make a comeback, but the Smart CEO says no dice.
Not convinced the tiny 2016 Smart is safe enough for you and yours? Check out this video of a 2016 Smart ForTwo vs. a Mercedes S-Class crash test.
The 2016 Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour are all new from one tiny bumper to the other, and (hopefully) address the many shortcomings of the original.
Inspired by the LeCar, the new Renault Twingo is the basis for a new Mitsubishi EV, the new Smart, and a smaller electric Nissan to slot below the Leaf.
While sales of Smart vehicles haven’t taken off the way Daimler hoped, the next-generation of Smart cars looks to broaden its compact appeal.
The all-new, rear-wheel drive Renault Twingo broke cover last week ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, previewing a chassis shared with the new Smart ForTwo.
German carmakers love art, and love art cars- and Smart is no exception, pulling the wraps off this psychedelic little number at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show!
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.
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.
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!
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will boast a driving range that exceeds that of most of its competitors by a substantial amount, as well as that premium Mercedes feel.
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.