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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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    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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    Official: Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will be cheapest EV at $25,000*
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    We're getting our first drive in the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive today, and Smart just announced pricing for the latest version of its all-electric minicar. The starting price for the ForTwo ED Coupe will be $25,000 (*plus delivery fees), making it the lowest price electric vehicle in the U.S. from a mainstream automaker – and that doesn't even ...

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    Paris: Smart Forstars Concept is a rolling drive-in movie theater in orange
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    Smart tells us that its new Forstars Concept is a Sports Utility Coupé. We're pretty sure that's a misnomer. After all, the electric powertrain, while supremely efficient, isn't a powerhouse. Plus, with room for just two occupants and a golf bag plus toiletries, utility doesn't really seem to be its forte either. So, what is the Smart Forstars ...

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    Car2go raises prices for U.S. carsharing network
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    Starting today, the cost to rent a Car2go vehicle in the U.S. goes up, just a tiny bit. The carsharing prices will go from 35 cents an hour to 38, from $12.99 an hour to $13.99 and from $64.99 to $72.99 per day. These new prices are in effect in all Car2go cities in North America and still include the traditional Car2go benefits of parking, fuel, ...

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    Report: Smart hopes to jump-start brand by offering cheapest electric car
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    Bloomberg has reported that Daimler is looking at the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive to recharge the division's relevance and brand perception, and part of how the ForTwo ED will do that is by being the first mass-produced and the least expensive German electric car on the market. Some context: Bloomberg says the brand seeks 10,000 annual sales for its ...

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    Video: 2013 Smart ForTwo gets three bite-size new ads
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    For such a Lilliputian car, the Smart ForTwo has giant staying power. The hatch that still gets wary glances is not only still kicking here in the U.S., it's done ten-straight months of year-on-year sales increases. That kind of sales trend calls for an ad campaign, and we have it in three new 15-second – bite-sized in Smart-speak – ...

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    2014 Smart ForTwo prototype shows itself
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    From the looks of these spy shots, Daimler is hard at work on the 2014 Smart ForTwo, giving us our first look next generation of this micro car. With the partnership between Renault and Daimler finally coming to fruition, the Smart will likely share a platform with the Renault Twingo, and it will come in gasoline, diesel and electric variants. In terms ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Smart ForTwo prototype shows itself
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    From the looks of these spy shots, Daimler is hard at work on the 2014 Smart ForTwo, giving us our first look next generation of this micro car. With the partnership between Renault and Daimler finally coming to fruition, the Smart will likely share a platform with the Renault Twingo, and it will come in gasoline, diesel and electric variants. In terms ...

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    2013 Chevrolet Spark gets EPA rating of 32/38 MPG
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    Chevrolet can't be too happy with the EPA numbers for its tiny Spark. Equipped with the 1.2-liter engine and five-speed manual, the smallest Chevy in history gets 32 miles per gallon in the city, 38 on the highway for a combined EPA number of 34 mpg. Not bad, but not what we and, presumably, Chevy, were hoping for. Add the optional automatic transmission, ...

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