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    Official: Car2go scoops up 6,000 electric car sharers in San Diego in first 100 days
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    For some people, buying an electric car is a long-time dream. For others, the excitement comes simply from driving one and not having to worry about the hassles of vehicle ownership. Turns out, there are at least 6,000 such people in San Diego, CA, where Daimler's easy-access car-sharing program, ...

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    Geneva: Smart ForTwo Brabus Electric Drive is a black and green upgrade
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    If given the choice, we'd grab the keys to an all-electric Smart ForTwo way before its gasoline-powered sibling, if for no other reason than it would mean we wouldn't have to put up with that horrid automated manual transmission. But such faint praise isn't really fair to the Brabus Electric ...

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    Report: Next-gen Smart Electric Drive delayed until fall of 2012
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    Daimler is getting ready to beef up the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive for the third-gen version, but the new EV won't be arriving on schedule, according to new reports. The problem has something to do with the lithium-ion batteries. The cells are being made by Li-Tec and a Daimler spokeswoman told ...

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    Car2go comes to Vienna, electric car sharing starts in San Diego
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    Daimler's doing its level best to give a lot of people the chance to drive a Smart Fortwo. The ity car is the star of the company's car-sharing program called Car2go, which is expanding into Vienna this December and will, for the first time in the U.S., go all-electric in San Diego, CA this ...

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    Official: 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive priced at $21,886* in Germany, plus battery lease
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    For diehard fans of the Smart Fortwo, particularly of the Electric Drive version, 2012 ushers in the third-generation of the pint-sized electric two-seater. Aside from a host of upgrades for 2012, the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive gets a very welcome price drop. Smart says the 2012 Electric Drive ...

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    Smart Fortwo Electric Drive heads to Hong Kong for real-world trials
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    With the city of Hong Kong battling record levels of pollution, Daimler has worked up what it thinks is a partial solution. The German automaker says it will provide an undisclosed number of trial versions of its Smart Fortwo Electric Drive to select partners there. Daimler's mates in the trial, ...

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    Mercedes-Benz re-introducing Smart to U.S. because people are "not aware of the brand"
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    Hey Smart, where have you been? Oh, you've been here all along? Sorry, we didn't notice. As promised, in the face of weak sales, Smart USA will launch a massive TV, print and digital marketing campaign by year's end to try and re-start the struggling microcar company that Mercedes-Benz took over ...

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    Hertz on Demand teams with Marriot to offer electric vehicles in SF
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    Hertz is turning over a new Leaf (or ten, to be exact) by expanding its Marriot Hotel rental fleet in San Francisco, CA to include electric vehicles. The rental agency is adding ten Leafs and some Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicles to its sort of Zipcar-ish Hertz on Demand fleet in San ...

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    2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive hits 75 mph, whizzes to 60 in 13 seconds
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    2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The third-generation, 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive ditches its 16.5-kWh Tesla-engineered battery pack in favor of a 17.6-kWh unit manufactured by Deutsche ACCUmotive and, in the process, gains a much needed ...

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    Daimler and Bosch sign electric motor joint venture
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    Smart Fortwo Electric Drive – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Daimler AG and Bosch GmbH have formally established a 50:50 joint venture (JV) for electric motors. The JV, officially called EM-motive GmbH, will develop and manufacture traction motors for electric vehicles at a ...

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    Mirrored Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Seven years of bad luck if you crash? [w/video]
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    What happens if you take a Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, add a disco-ball finish and then throw in Electriconic Rock group Apparatjik? You get the mirrored two-seater shown above, as well as a rather odd video featuring enough flashing lights to push epileptics into DEFCON 1. The electric ...

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    Report: Smart Fortwo Electric Drive unaffected by Penske departure
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    Smart Fortwo ED – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last Monday, Penske and Smart jointly announced that their relationship would soon come to a halt. Within a few months, Penske will hand over distribution rights, management, sales and marketing duties for Smart in the U.S. to ...

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    250 Smart EDs coming to U.S. this fall with $599/month leases attached
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    Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This is a post about the numbers. Here are three important figures about the second-gen all-electric Smart ED that was on display in New York City yesterday: 250 units are coming to the U.S. starting in October 2010 Leases will be ...

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