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    Report: Oregon dealer prices Mitsubishi i below new Smart EV

    More seats, fewer dollars. That's what one Mitsubishi dealer in Oregon is advertising after cutting the price of one of its Mitsubishi i electric vehicles by more than $5,000. Town & Country Mitsubishi near Portland is advertising what was once the cheapest mass-produced EV in the U.S. at ...

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    Smart's problems mean sales will likely be under 100,000 units for 2010

    Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The sad tale of Smart, especially in the U.S. market, is a prime example of the adage to "be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Smart has faced multiple problems, ranging from its design to its execution. On the ...

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    Smart ForTwo sales drop dramatically, can electric version lift the brand?

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    It's really no secret that sales of the gas-powered Smart Fortwo have dwindled down to almost nothing in the U.S., but when you put some numbers up, the Fortwo's slump becomes even more apparent. During the small car's ...

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    250 Smart EDs coming to U.S. this fall with $599/month leases attached

    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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    First Smart Eds delivered to customers in Berlin

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    The second-generation Smart electric drive vehicles are making their way into the wild, which means the first customers are now getting their Fortwo EVs in Berlin. Daimler announced today that Rolf Bauer, an artist and owner of a film dubbing ...

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    Mercedes-Benz delivers hydrogen, pure electric vehicles in two-pronged strategy

    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell and Smart Ed - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If there's one under-the-radar trend that is slowly bubbling to the top of the green car space, it's the intentional blending (by some) of hydrogen- and battery-powered vehicles under the electric drive moniker. Maybe this ...

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    Smart ED production kicks off at Hambach plant

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    Earlier this week, Daimler launched production of the new generation Smart electric drive at the Hambach, France plant where all Smarts are built. The first stage of production will see the plant build a run of 1,000 of the ...

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    Second edition smart ed will go into series production in November

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    Daimler announced back in June that the smart ed was "ready for small series production," but the only date given was that the cars would come to the UK in "early 2010." Today, we learn that the first production second-generation smart eds will ...

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    REPORT: second wave of elecric smart fortwos will be cheaper, available in 2010

    smart ed - Click above for high res image gallery
    Currently, fleets in the UK that are testing the all-electric smart ed have to pay Daimler £380 per month per car for the privilege. When the next-generation test vehicles arrive in 2010, Daimler hopes to get the per-month lease cost down to ...

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    Some complete speculation on the Daimler-Tesla deal

    It's time to throw some ideas against the wall and see what sticks. Disclaimer: I have no inside knowledge to back up any of what follows. This is all pure speculation based on putting together some puzzle pieces that may or may not actually fit. Let's begin with a few things that we do know: ...

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    British Motor Show to spark with SMART fortwo EV's arrival

    Big Sib Autoblog has posted details on the SMART fortwo EV electric vehicle. The EV, which debuts at the British Motor Show next week, will later be leased to various corporate fleets throughout the UK on a trial basis. SMART maker DaimlerChrysler will then evaluate and see if it will expand ...


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