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26Smart ForTwo sales drop dramatically, can electric version lift the brand?

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41250 Smart EDs coming to U.S. this fall with $599/month leases attached

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1Report: Daimler dealers will be prepared to sell and service EVs in two years

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14Detroit 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.

9Smart Ed's cell phone connection; RWE offering 22 kW home chargers

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13First Smart Eds delivered to customers in Berlin

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172nd-gen Smart Ed driven, still not ready for its close-up

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101Mercedes-Benz delivers hydrogen, pure electric vehicles in two-pronged strategy

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3Smart ED production kicks off at Hambach plant

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9Daimler picks France for full-scale all-electric smart ed prodution in 2012

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3Pics Aplenty: second-gen smart ed goes extra green

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10UK will spend £25 million ($40 million U.S.) on huge electric car test program

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22smart gives electric drive version the green light

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4Sound the alarm: Brabus smart ed features built-in exhaust note generator

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3All-electric smart ed gets green light in UK for 2012

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3Detroit 2009: smart ed comes to America

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18smart ed coming to Detroit 2009

We know that smart sold over 20,000 units of the fortwo in the US this year, so it's proven to be a popular car for its market. In LA last month, we saw the new Brabus edition and now we can get our own pics of an electric smart fortwo when the doors to the Detroit Auto Show open in about two weeks. The details of this vehicle, which debuted in second-generation form at the Paris Motor Show, will likely be exactly the same, but 150 miles from a full charge of the lithium-ion battery pack isn't s

6Electric Smart possibly spotted at Tesla HQ!

It's beginning to appear more and more likely that my previous speculation about the nature of the relationship between Tesla Motors and Daimler may have been accurate. In a Fox Business News interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in June, he mentioned the company has deal of some kind with the parent company of Smart and Mercedes-Benz. Since then I have looked at the possibilities and determined that Tesla may be supplying lithium ion batteries and other hardware for the second-generation Smart ED

AddParis 2008: smart shows off its second-gen ED

While some sites are busy making fun of its name (yeah, we thought of that too... and you? Does it matter? Comments are welcome), others were busy conducting interviews with Dr. Z. in an attempt to find out when we may see the smart ED in America. The answer is that it's coming, if not next year then shortly thereafter. Daimler hopes to have 1,000 electric smarts running rather silently around the world by the end of next year, and it's distinctly possible that a portion of them will be in the U

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