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AddDaimler ramping up Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prodution to meet "high" demand

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 million euros to expand the plant for the EV model and future products. So far, over 1,000 electric Smarts have been built and Smart head Annett

962013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Little Daimler Child Finally Nails It With Electrons

14Smart Electric Drive ad offers blockbuster treatment for tiny car

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).

108Smart ForTwo Electric Drive will be cheapest EV at $25,000*

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 include the available $7,500 federal tax credit.

55Smart hopes to jump-start brand by offering cheapest electric car

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 electron-powered runabout, which is just 10 percent of Smart global sales. More important than how many ForTwo EDs are sold, however, would be the f

AddSmart ForTwo Brabus Electric Drive is a black and green upgrade

If given the choice, we'd grab the keys to an all-electric Smart ForTwo way before its gasoline-powered sibling, if for no other reason than it would mean we wouldn't have to put up with that horrid automated manual transmission. But such faint praise isn't really fair to the Brabus Electric Drive. After all, it's got 80 horsepower on tap, which is plenty for the little urban runabout, and its 100 pound-feet of torque ought to be available from zero rpm.

6Smart ForTwo Brabus Electric Drive is a black and green upgrade

If given the choice, we'd grab the keys to an all-electric Smart ForTwo way before its gasoline-powered sibling, if for no other reason than it would mean we wouldn't have to put up with that horrid automated manual transmission. But such faint praise isn't really fair to the Brabus Electric Drive. After all, it's got 80 horsepower on tap, which is plenty for the little urban runabout, and its 100 pound-feet of torque ought to be available from zero rpm.

Add2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive priced at $21,886* in Germany, plus battery lease

For diehard fans of the Smart Fortwo, particularly of the Electric Drive version, 2012 ushers in the third-generation of the pint-sized electric two-seater. Aside from a host of upgrades for 2012, the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive gets a very welcome price drop.

AddSmart Fortwo Electric Drive heads to Hong Kong for real-world trials

With the city of Hong Kong battling record levels of pollution, Daimler has worked up what it thinks is a partial solution. The German automaker says it will provide an undisclosed number of trial versions of its Smart Fortwo Electric Drive to select partners there.

18Report: Swatch founder and Smart Car inventor Nicolas Hayek dead at age 82

Nicholas Hayek passed away on Monday, June 28

AddFirst Drive: 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive makes a lot of sense for a few people

2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive – Click above for high-res image gallery

30First Drive: 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive makes a lot of sense for a few people

2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive – Click above for high-res image gallery

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