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Smart is a brand of microcar currently operated by Daimler-Benz in the US. Originally begun as a project by Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch, the Smart Fortwo was co-developed with Daimler-Benz after GM and Volkswagen passed on it. Currently, the Smart Fortwo is the smallest car for sale in the US.

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    Geneva 2011: Smart ForSpeed Concept is urban green toplessness
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    Here we have the none-too-speedy Smart ForSpeed concept. Well, perhaps that's not quite fair, as the diminutive Smart actually is plenty quick enough for its intended mission, which is to say it's fully capable of jetting between urban skyscrapers while dodging taxi cabs and pedestrians. Want hard numbers? Smart claims the roofless ForSpeed can hit (a ...

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    Geneva 2011: Smart ForSpeed Concept is urban green toplessness
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    Here we have the none-too-speedy Smart Forspeed concept. Well, perhaps that's not quite fair, as the diminutive Smart actually is plenty quick enough for its intended mission, which is to say it's fully capable of jetting between urban skyscrapers while dodging taxi cabs and pedestrians. Want hard numbers? Smart claims the roofless ForSpeed can hit 37 ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Smart ForSpeed tries its best to look speedy
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    Daimler has been so kind as to serve up a heaping helping of Smart ForSpeed photos ahead of the vehicle's unveil at this year's Geneva Motor Show. As you may recall, the concept packs a 41-horsepower electric motor that can whisk this topless wonder all the way to 37 miles per hour in around 5.5 seconds. For reference, those numbers make up a two second ...

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    Chicago 2011: With two new models coming, "There is a future for Smart"
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    Smart has delivered its first ForTwo Electric Drive and the 2011 ForTwo is equipped with a suite of first-time features such as cruise control, navigation and eight airbags. But no matter the advances heaped upon the brand's sole ambasador now, the question many have is: does it have a future? "There is a commitment to the Smart brand by Smart USA and ...

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    Report: Smart Speedster electric concept to debut at Geneva Motor Show
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    Back on November 16th, 2010, Daimler submitted a set of patent drawings for trademark approval. The sketches appear to be a Smart Fortwo-based roadster, but we're not exactly sure if this concept is simply a redux of the automaker's Crossblade cabriolet – a vehicle which sold in limited numbers in the early 2000s – or a fresh submission that ...

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    Detroit 2011: Smart president Jill Lajdziak says "We're in far better shape" for 2011
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    As the photo above from this year's Detroit Auto Show clearly shows, Smart USA is about more than the ForTwo these days. This is probably a good thing, because 2010 wasn't all that great a year for the brand, saleswise. Smart USA president Jill Lajdziak and Kim McGill, Smart USA's vice president of marketing and advertising sat down with AutoblogGreen to ...

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    LA 2010: Mercedes-Benz shows off Biome concept for LA Design Challenge
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    Each year the LA Auto Show plays host to the Los Angeles Design Challenge, where aspiring designers partner with automakers to envision the future of mobility. This year's theme was to create the 1,000-pound car, and Mercedes-Benz' three designs – one from the U.S., another from Germany and yet another from Japan – are predictably out ...

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    LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants reveal 1,000-pound car concepts
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    The LA Auto Show is once again knocking at the door, and with it comes the annual Design Challenge competition. This year the competition has extended invitations to Japanese and German design studios, in addition to all of the manufacturer-supported studios in Southern California, making it a much more global contest. The theme for this year's Design ...

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    LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants reveal 1,000-pound car concepts
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    The LA Auto Show is once again knocking at the door, and with it comes the annual Design Challenge competition. This year the competition has extended invitations to Japanese and German design studios, in addition to all of the manufacturer-supported studios in Southern California, making it a much more global contest. The theme for this year's Design ...

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    Paris 2010: Smart escooter and ebike roll in
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    Envision a Smart fortwo after some extensive reworking. Start by lopping off the body, dropping two wheels, slicing it down to the bare essentials required for urban mobility and then electrify it. Once you do all this, you might end up with something resembling the Smart escooter that took to the stage at the Paris Motor Show today. Yeah, it's a bit of ...

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    No Pun: Smart builds cardboard ForTwo
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    Sometimes, the jokes write themselves. Artist Sarah Illenberger has partnered with Smart and the packing gurus at CD Cartondruck AG to build the world's first ForTwo hemmed in high-quality reusable cardboard. Both the exterior and the interior of the car will be decorated with heaps of the recyclable material, and oddly enough, Smart says that it's ...

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    Paris preview: Smart focuses in on the electric escooter concept
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    Smart, like Mini, will unveil an electric scooter at the Paris Motor Show. While Mini is reluctant to reveal many details about its two-wheeled electric machine, Smart can't help but dish it all out. The Smart escooter is driven by a disc-shaped wheel hub motor in the rear, which, despite its compact size, still manages to pump out 4 kW. Additionally, ...

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    Paris Preview: Smart teases E-Scooter concept
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    In July, Autocar reported that the Smart brand, in search of offering something even smaller than its Fortwo, would turn its attention towards producing something that rides on two wheels. Though Autocar's source, a "senior Mercedes-Benz official" did not directly confirm Smart's plans to tackle a two-wheel vehicle, he did suggest that: The next stage ...

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    Report: Smart to reveal electric scooter at Paris Motor Show
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    When a company is known for producing what is basically the smallest car currently available, what do you do for an encore presentation? Go even smaller, of course. In the case of the Smart brand, that means cutting the total wheel count in half. That's right, Smart's making a scooter. According to the sometimes reliable Autocar in the UK, Daimler's ...

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    Report: Smart to reveal electric scooter at Paris Motor Show
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    When you're already known for producing what basically amounts to the smallest vehicle currently available for public consumption, what do you do for an encore presentation? Go even smaller, of course. In the case of the Smart brand, that means cutting the total wheel count in half. That's right, a scooter. According to Autocar, Daimler's littlest auto ...

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    Detroit 2010: Smart USA's Jill Lajdziak says lifestyle message can boost sales
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    During the blur of the Detroit Auto Show this week, we checked in with fresh Smart USA president Jill Lajdziak to see what the boss has to say about her new job, sales of the fortwo in the U.S. and what's up with the all-electric Smart Ed. Lajdziak only recently joined up with Penske Automotive and Smart after spending time as general manager at Saturn. ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Smart + Tesla + Brabus = High Voltage
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    In addition to the Tailor Made concepts that Brabus trotted out for the Frankfurt Motor Show, the German tuning firm also showed off a new version of its electric Smart Fortwo called the Unlimited High Voltage. This new model is an updated version of the company's electric Smart ED concept and it features a lithium ion battery pack supplied by Tesla ...

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    Geneva 2009: Brabus smart ed revealed
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    The Brabus Tesla Roadster is no longer the only electric car that the tuning company will make for you. In Geneva today, Daimler unveiled the Brabus smart ed. The tricked out door frame and interior are just two of the ways that Brabus has made this lime green smart ed their own. The car also offers LED daytime driving lights and a white soft top. Daimler ...

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    Geneva Preview: Smart gets Limited Edition Three treatment
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    Companies often exploit our fondness for Spring in their marketing efforts. There are detergents that smell like flower beds, flora-inspired fashions and candles that give off the soft scent of freshly cut grass. We're a people who like the restorative, born-again qualities of the season that emerges after a long, cold winter, and smart knows this. No ...

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    Geneva preview: smart limited edition three
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    The original smart car was designed to be easily customizable, to give each owner a car that looked just how they wanted it to look. But, why bother with your own Batmobile wings when Daimler is constantly churning out new variations of the fortwo model? The latest version is the "edition limited three," which will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show ...

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