Browsing the "Smart ForTwo" 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


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!


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


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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