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    Report: $99/month EV lease deals still out there, in some places
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    Has the electric-vehicle market really gotten to the point where folks can take out a lease for less than C-note per month? Yes, if you're interested in a Mitsubishi i of Smart ForTwo EV, Plug In Cars has found. As Mitsubishi prepares to bring in the 2015 model-year version of the i, it's ...

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    Official: ACEEE's greenest car for 2014 is Smart Fortwo electric, Tesla Model S just average
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    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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    Report: Daimler hedges Tesla investment in preparation for future projects
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    Exactly how Daimler is hedging its investment in Tesla Motors is not being revealed, but since the electric vehicle company's stock has been roller-coasting all around the place this year, we're not too surprised that some sort of stabilization methods have been put in place. The TSLA stock went ...

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    Official: Smart Fortwo electric drive plugs into China
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    That's one really small car for China, one giant leap for a European electric-vehicle maker. In this case, the EV in question is the all-electric Smart Fortwo ED and the automaker is the German company Daimler which is taking up a position as the first European automaker to start selling an EV in ...

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    Video: Smart Fortwo ED crashes into four-star rating
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    It may be small, but the 2013 Smart Fortwo ED recently managed to score four stars overall in new National Highway Traffic Safety Association tests. That score includes four stars in the Frontal Barrier Crash, four in the Rollover test and five in the Side Barrier test, showing that Daimler's ...

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    Official: Smart Fortwo ED gets $139/month lease; buyers can rent battery for $80/month
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    Meet the new boss, way different than the old boss. Or, at least, a heck of a lot cheaper. To anyone looking at their monthly cell phone bill, $60 a month may not seem like a lot on its own, but when you're talking about the price drop for the 2013 Smart ForTwo ED monthly lease, it's roughly a ...

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    Official: Smart Forwto ED lease drops to just $139/month
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    At $25,000, the new 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive was always a good deal, but the low new lease price we just found still manages to surprise. Mentioned over at Kelley Blue Book, the lease price is an official $139 a month, putting it well below the previous-gen's lease price of $599 a month ...

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    Report: Smart ED drivers in US love battery lease option
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    That battery-swapping thing may be a little much for most electric-vehicle drivers to handle, but battery leasing is apparently right up their alley, judging by early sales of the Smart Fortwo ED battery-electric vehicle. The Fortwo EV, which went into production a year ago in France and started ...

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    Report: Smart Fortwo ED will have battery rental option in US, price not yet disclosed
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    Next month, Smart USA will launch the first US market electric vehicle with a separate rental program for the battery pack. Those buying or leasing the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive will have the option of renting the lithium ion battery for a monthly fee. The US base price for the Smart Fortwo ED ...

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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: Car2go bringing 300 electric vehicles to car-sharing in Amsterdam
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    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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    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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    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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    300 all-electric Car2Go carsharing vehicles coming to San Diego this fall
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    Using 300 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive vehicles, Daimler's Car2go carsharing program will expand to San Diego, CA this fall. The program – using standard, gasoline-powered Fortwos – already exists in Austin, TX and Vancouver, BC and in some European cities (Amsterdam, for example, ...

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    Daimler will bring electric Car2go carsharing service to Amsterdam by end of 2011
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    After spending some time with the Car2go program in Austin, TX recently, we came away quite impressed. We also realized that this sort of thing could very easily become the future of big city car "ownership." Now, Daimler has announced an expansion and improvement to Car2go in Amsterdam. Well, ...

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