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    Read This: This guy sold his Camaro to buy a Smart EV, and loves it
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    The Dead Milkmen will be very displeased. Stephen Grinwis has decided to explain to Clean Technica why he sold his Chevrolet Camaro for – get this – a Smart ED electric vehicle. We can already hear the Milkmen, performers of the 1985 punk masterpiece Bitchin' Camaro, crying in their ...

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    Video: Smart ED ready for high-horsepower Mustang on city drag strip

    Hey, all you fans of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, where will you ever use that 204 mile per hour top speed? Probably not in very many places, and Smart would kindly like to remind you that, "Top speed means nothing in the city." That's the tagline for a new ad for the all-electric Smart ...

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    Official: ACEEE's greenest car for 2014 is Smart Fortwo electric, Tesla Model S just average

    Every year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) looks into the soul of the American automobile market and figures out which vehicles are evil. This is how it comes up with a "meanest" vehicle rating. Wait, no, that's not right. In reality, ACEEE rates vehicles using ...

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    Video: All-electric Smart ED might be cause of house fire in Florida [w/video] *UPDATE

    Reports are still understandably sparse, but News Press is reporting that a fire at a home in a gated community in Estero, FL might have been caused by either an all-electric Smart Fortwo Electric Drive or its charging station. At the very least, the "Smart car was so badly torched that fire ...

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    Official: Daimler says third-gen Smart Fortwo electric is the EV drivers asked for

    Daimler talked about the start of production for the next-generation Smart Fortwo ED last week, but waited until today to give more details on the electric-drive city car (standard details here or below). With a bigger motor from EM-motive, higher top speed (75 miles per hour) and more range (90 ...

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    Official: Next-gen electric Smart ED goes on sale in Germany for as low as $23,625* UPDATE

    As of today, buyers in Germany will be able to order the new, third-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive in either coupe or cabriolet versions. The all-electric models started production in late 2009. What's interesting is that the all-electric coupe will be available for either 18,910 euros ...

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    Video: Smart EDs play modified pong game called EBall (seriously)

    Electric-drive vehicles are efficient, but not when they are used as video game joysticks. Then they're just silly. But that's kind of the idea behind EBall, a strange, "hey-look-at-this" promotion for the Smart ED that was held in Germany last year. Footage from the games was just put together ...

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    Detroit: Smart GM Tracey Matura: we're the brand that asks "Why not?"

    The Smart booth at this year's Detroit Auto Show features more than the iconic Fortwo. There is the For-Us pick-up concept, of course, and the Smart e-bikes that we first saw in Paris in 2010. New Smart USA general manager Tracey Matura said that this is all intentional, because all these things ...

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    Report: Next-gen Smart Electric Drive delayed until fall of 2012

    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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    New EV range record, 1,000 km (621 miles), set by modified Citroen Berlingo

    There's an old adage that in racing, how fast you can go is directly correlated to the depth of your pockets. A similar truth applies to electric vehicle range, as the new world record holder can attest. BEA-tricks, a German company that specializes in EV conversions, recently packed a Citroen ...

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    Official: Car2go bringing 300 electric vehicles to car-sharing in Amsterdam

    How much would you pay to drive an electric vehicle? How about 29 cents a minute? That's the rate that Car2go will charge for its EV car-sharing service in Amsterdam that will kick off by the end of November. For this latest expansion, Daimler will put 300 Smart EDs on the streets with the ...

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    Breaking: Daimler rethinks Fortwo with solar, organic Smart Forvision concept

    Daimler's iconic Smart Fortwo has taken a lot of forms over the years, morphing into everything from special editions to all-electric drive, but there is more life left in the little two-seater. The latest iteration, released today, is the Smart Forvision, a new all-electric concept that Daimler ...

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    Third-gen Smart Fortwo Electric available in early 2012; will price drop from $44,387?

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    The second-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (ED) is a limited-edition test program model (250 units available in the U.S.) that Daimler will use to gauge consumer interest in battery-powered vehicles. Leasing the electrified ...

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    You, too, can now (probably) drive the all-electric Smart ED

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    Looking for something to do this weekend? Get out there and drive an electric car. Not only is the all-electric Smart ED program continuing as planned in the U.S. (after the Penske/Daimler fall-out which saw Daimler take control of the ...

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    Report: Smart Fortwo Electric Drive unaffected by Penske departure

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    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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    Smart ships single Fortwo Electric Drive to Czech Republic

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    The city of Prague, which is the capital of the Czech Republic, took delivery of its first plug-in vehicle; a Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. The city intends to utilize the electric Smart as an emergency response vehicle and is expecting ...

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    Hertz rents first Chevy Volt to...

    Late last year, Hertz announced its by-the-hour plug-in car rental program. The list of available (or soon-to-be-available) vehicles is exhaustive and includes the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Roadster, Smart ED and Coda Sedan. The first of the plug-ins hit Hertz' New ...

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    Smart USA delivers first all-electric ED to Army Major EV-fan

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    As promised, Smart has delivered the first retail second-generation Fortwo Electric Drive (ED) in the U.S. The vehicle was handed over today at the home of Mindy Kimball of Silver Spring, MD by none other than Penske Automotive ...

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    Smart to announce U.S. delivery schedule of Fortwo Electric Drive soon

    Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in June of 2010, Smart showed off the second-generation Fortwo Electric Drive (ED) model. At that time, the automaker revealed that 250 EDs would ship stateside, with the first deliveries scheduled for that October. The asking ...

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    Hertz details plug-in car rentals; vehicles to include Leaf, Volt, i-MiEV and more

    If testing out the newest electric vehicles is high on your list of priorities, then perhaps you should check out Hertz's by-the-hour plug-in car rental program. Hertz is willing to bet that curious consumers will flock to their lots for some extended drive time in a plug-in vehicle and has thus ...


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