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46Chevrolet Cuts Volt Price By $5,000

General Motors is cutting the price of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle by $5,000 for the 2014 model year in the hopes of driving sales higher, even though the company already loses money on every Volt it sells.

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

Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddEVTV Smart Fortwo conversion to outdo Daimler for under $25,000

The EVTV team has recently finished electrifying their sweet '57 Porsche 356A Speedster replica and will soon be sending it off to their "roller" supplier, Special Editions Inc., for further testing and inspection. With that project in the can, they are ready to try something new. The projects that they have undertaken to date have been relatively expensive – $50,000 and up – and so it has been decided that the next vehicle to be lavished with batteries and an electric motor will be

AddFortwos gets a $9.99 Smart Drive iPhone app (and a $300 cradle for your iPhone)

The all-electric Smart EDs may not be here yet, but a companion app for the little city cars is already available in the iTunes App Store [$9.99 for the U.S version, $11.99 for the EU version]. Called Smart Drive, the app is one half of the Smart Drive Kit (the other is a holder that connects your iPhone to the dashboard and to the Fortwo's entertainment system) and is suitable for use in non-electric Fortwos as well. Heck, you could probably use this app in any car you wanted with limited funct

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

2009 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet – Click above for high-res image gallery

Add250 Smart EDs coming to U.S. this fall with $599/month leases attached

Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAFVI 2010: Smart ED makes its U.S. debut

Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddMy battery is better than yours - Daimler and Renault-Nissan quarrel over superiority

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche sign the agreement

45Officially Official: Renault-Nissan and Daimler announce alliance

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche sign the agreement

AddOfficially, Official: Renault-Nissan and Daimler announce alliance

At a news conference in Brussels, Belgium this morning, Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan alliance officially announced that the three automakers would collaborate on future products and each would exchange shares in the other companies. The deal has been rumored for months and Daimler has been looking for years for a partner to help spread out the costs of small car development.

AddReport: Daimler dealers will be prepared to sell and service EVs in two years

Mercedes-Benz concept BlueZero Plus – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddDetroit 2010: Smart USA's Jill Lajdziak says lifestyle message can boost sales

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. She was named to the top post just last week.

AddSmart Ed's cell phone connection; RWE offering 22 kW home chargers

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AddFirst Smart Eds delivered to customers in Berlin

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Add2nd-gen Smart Ed driven, still not ready for its close-up

Smart Ed - click above for high-res image gallery

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

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell and Smart Ed - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddElectric Smart Fortwo gets shot in Berlin

The next-generation Smart Ed, which just started production in France this week, is out and about on the streets of Berlin being filmed for some sort of promotional video, we think. Treehugger spotted the little all-electric city car zipping around the famous Siegessäule (victory column) landmark with a lens pointed at it. Berlin is home to other electric vehicles, including the Mini E and the first-gen Smart Ed.

AddSmart ED production kicks off at Hambach plant

Smart ED production - click above for high-res image gallery

AddElektromotive and Smart get serious with electric vehicle test

Elektromotive smart ed - click above to enlarge

AddDaimler picks France for full-scale all-electric smart ed prodution in 2012

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19Frankfurt 2009: Smart + Tesla + Brabus = High Voltage

Brabus High Voltage - Click above for high-res image gallery

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