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2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Little Daimler Child Finally Nails It With Electrons Since the official launch of the Smart Fortwo in October 1998, the little company within Daimler has never made a profit. Far from it. Not for lack of trying, certainly. Many of us know well the story of myriad attempts to force the world to adopt the Smart way of living in the automotive sense, only to have the various chapters conclude in a disillusioning crash and financial burn. Smart is still trying desperately to find its proper path as a global player that sells rather well – and not just in London and a few Italian... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Electric Magneto Motor
Power:
74 hp; 96 lb-ft of torque
Transmission:
Single Gear
MSRP:
$25,000 (base)
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    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 is $25,750, including shipping. The battery is covered ...

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    Car2go adds airport parking to carsharing deal in Austin
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    A carsharing company has started up a new service designed to take some of the hassles out of air travel. Daimler subsidiary Car2go has added a partnership in Austin, TX, with The Parking Spot, a leading near-airport parking company. The new partnership allows Car2go members to park their Smart Fortwo vehicles at The Parking Sport, located next to ...

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    Smart, BoConcept offer tiny solution to crowded streets, tight living spaces
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    Urban life is getting trickier all the time. In almost ever city, usable space gets more and more limited even as the amount of cars and traffic congestion grows. Ever the poster child for urban personal transportation, Daimler's Smart brand is one again thinking up a solution, this time working with Danish urban interior design specialist BoConcept to ...

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    Smart ForFour, Renault Twingo going rear-wheel drive on same platform
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    The alliance between Smart parent Daimler and Renault-Nissan is getting stronger with word that the companies' ForFour and Twingo urban minicars will share a rear-wheel drive platform. A three-year-old collaboration agreement has Renault-Nissan producing gasoline and electric versions of the ForFour alongside the similarly sized Twingo at the factory in ...

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    Spy Shots: Smart ForFour prototype spotted alongside next-gen ForTwo
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    Smart is continuing to test its upcoming ForFour (seen above) model and the replacement for the ForTwo (pictured at the right), this time doing some cold-weather work in Sweden. As we've reported previously, the ForFour is an all-new vehicle, and it will have more in common with the smaller ForTwo than the short-lived last model that was co-developed ...

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    Smart ED could be first with battery lease in US; electric scooter, bike under discussion, too
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    Smart made a splash last fall with the announcement that the base price of the all-electric Fortwo Electric Drive would be $25,000, making it the cheapest EV in the US. After getting a lot of attention with that number, Smart has been communicating with potential customers to make sure that the launch this spring (no date has yet been set) will be exactly ...

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    Scrap Car, Plant Tree is "Copse for Clunkers" plan in UK
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    For consumers coming to terms with years of driving a gas-guzzling, carbon-producing clunker car, there is a solution – trade it in for fresh, young saplings. That's the premise for a program in the United Kingdom, where owners can turn in their gas guzzler and have tree groves planted in return. "Scrap Car, Plant Tree" is run by the UK nonprofit ...

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    Smart readies Fortwo Cityflame special edition for Detroit
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    There's nothing cowardly about the yellow Smart Fortwo being introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Why the bright color? Daimler says it's in response to both trends in car colors and customer demand for more personalization on the city car's higher-end Passion trim level. The newest Smart edition has been christened Cityflame. It features eye-popping ...

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    Renault, Smart deal down the drain?
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    Two years after announcing they would develop a new generation of the Smart Fortwo together, sharing drivetrain and platform technology, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and Renault have reportedly cut the cord, and Smart will go it alone. According to Britain's Car Magazine, the move was prompted by Renault in order to help trim an R&D budget inflated ...

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    Motorsports: Meet the Smart Fortwo that should be competing in the 2013 Dakar Rally [w/video]
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    When it comes to specialty applications of the Smart Fortwo, "off-road motorsports" may seem about as likely as "amphibious assault vehicle." Yet a team has come up with just that (the former, not the latter), creating a rally-ready runabout dubbed the Smart Dakar. The team used a Fortwo to create a "Smart Buggy 4x4." The creator's website claims that ...

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    Report: Next-gen Smart lineup growing to three models
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    Still in the testing phases of the next-generation Smart Fortwo and the new Forfour model, Smart could also be planning a new crossover to reach into a more mainstream vehicle segment. According to Auto Express, soon after the redesigned Fortwo arrives in 2014, the Smart lineup will grow to include the other two models by 2015. As expected, the ...

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    Daimler ramping up Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prodution to meet "high" demand
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    Like Ford in the US, Daimler makes vehicles with different kinds of powertrains in one plant. Over in Hambach, France, around 750 Daimler elves workers put out all the Smart Fortwos in the world, over 1.4 million and counting. Daimler now also makes the Fortwo Electric Drive there, the first series production EV made in Europe. Daimler invested over 200 ...

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    Car2go comes to Seattle; now operating in eight North American cities
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    Car2go North America is continuing to roll out across the US, this time in Seattle, with a network of 330 Smart Fortwo cars available for shared use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Registration for membership is open now here. Car2go, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler, bases its carsharing concept on technologies that allow an entire community to ...

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    ETC: Missouri Mercedes dealer offering free Smart with every SLS AMG purchase
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    The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is an exquisite sports car that probably needs no help flying off dealer lots, even with a starting price of almost $200,000, but Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City has come up with an interesting incentive to sweeten the deal. For buyers who purchase a new SLS AMG from dealer stock before the end of the year, the dealership is ...

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    Los Angeles: Fashion designer Jeremy Scott gives Smart Fortwo Electric some wing bling [w/video]
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    If you were to gaze upon the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and ponder what you might add to sort of, you know, set it off a bit, you probably wouldn't consider adding a pair of wings. That's because you are not Jeremy Scott. He, on the other hand, would do exactly that. And has. That's right, that winged wonder you see pictured above is not some sort of ...

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    Car2go cuts long-term reservations; Miami service proves popular
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    Car2go seems to have discovered the equivalent of a seller's market. The Daimler-owned car-sharing service, in an e-mail to customers, said it'll stop long-term reservation availability for its cars starting November 12. Given that the average trip in a vehicle is less than a half-hour and most reservations are made pretty close to rental time, car2go is ...

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    Oregon dealer prices Mitsubishi i below new Smart EV
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    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 $24,900, according to Green Car Reports. That's about $850 ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
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    Little Daimler Child Finally Nails It With Electrons Since the official launch of the Smart Fortwo in October 1998, the little company within Daimler has never made a profit. Far from it. Not for lack of trying, certainly. Many of us know well the story of myriad attempts to force the world to adopt the Smart way of living in the automotive sense, only ...

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    Video: Smart Electric Drive ad offers blockbuster treatment for tiny car
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    Drama, suspense, romance, horror – just about everything you might want from a great big-budget flick has been packed into this minute-long masterpiece from Smart (or its ad agency, anyway). Smart has been pushing its 2013 ForTwo fairly aggressively over recent weeks, debuting new series of commercials aimed at changing minds about the diminutive ...

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    Calgary fastest growing market for Car2go carsharing
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    Daimler North America is finding there's a good deal of interest in carsharing in the Great White North. Turns out that Calgary, Alberta is the fastest-growing city so far for in the global Car2go network. Since launching on July 21, 2012, more than 15,000 people have signed up to become members and have taken more than 40,000 trips. To meet demand, ...

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