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.
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Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. The 2nd-generation Chevy Volt, much improved and even a little cheaper, is just hitting the […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, that was a crappy month… if you’re an electric car fan. Almost across the board, US electric car sales were down in July 2015 compared to July 2014. However, three models were up — the Tesla Model S ($75,000), the Mercedes B-Class Electric ($41,450), and the BMW i3 (42,400). […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
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!
Originally published on EV Obsession. I love looking at the Dutch, French, German, and Norwegian electric car sales data, but looking at the bigger European picture is where the real fun is. Throwing everything together from the different countries, it’s hard to have a good idea where they will fall out. Plus, the numbers get […]
In a move that has surely already pissed off a lot of people, and made others piss their pants from laughter, Daimler has gone way beyond politically incorrect with its latest ad for the Smart ForFour. Half the commercial is little kids dropping f-bombs and other sailor language. Before ruining the ending, I’ll let those of […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica The first time I ever got an official driving lesson from a paid instructor, our training vehicle was a Plymouth Breeze, one of Chrysler’s infamously cheap “cloud cars” that had been further cheapened by five years of drivers-in-training. It doesn’t have to be that way though. A partnership between Daimler AG […]
Vespa parent company Piaggio believes its experience with CVT transmissions will give it the edge in developing a new line of electric bicycles.
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 […]
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.
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.
What is a Smart car, exactly? For the past several years, the brand has drifted from one concept to another with little success in the American marketplace. First the brand brought out the slinky and stylish Roadster, then experimented with a four-door sedan, before toying with the truly weird Crossblade. The market in Europe for small, entry […]
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.
Mercedes’ Smart division is getting set to launch a Smart electric bicycle line in the US, and it’s got a snazzy new commercial to help make it successful.
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.
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!
The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users.
Honda has joined the vehicle-to-grid research program at the University of Delaware. The V2G venture went into operation early this year and is now generating electrical generating revenue through the PJM regional electric grid. According to UD, one…