Browsing the "Smart" Tag

Production Smart Bicycle Launched at Detroit Auto Show

January 15th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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

2015 Smart ForTwo and Renault TwinGo Caught Testing

July 25th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

In a bid to reduce costs on their next-generation city cars, Mercedes and Renault have decided to collaborate on the next-gen Renault TwinGo and 2015 Smart ForTwo, which were recently caught testing in the spy photos you see here

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!

Reuters Says Electric Cars Are Dead Again But It's Different This Time

February 11th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Are the bells tolling for the EV industry just a few years into an electric car revival? International news outlet Reuters seems to think so, noting that lack of consumer interest and sales seems to be hurting electrification efforts, and major automakers are shifting strategies. But they fail to note that this time, electric vehicles seem to be here to stay unlike other short-lived efforts

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

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