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962013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Little Daimler Child Finally Nails It With Electrons

57Daimler says third-gen Smart Fortwo electric is the EV drivers asked for

Daimler talked about the start of production for the next-generation Smart Fortwo ED last week, but waited until today to give more details on the electric-drive city car (standard details here or below). With a bigger motor from EM-motive, higher top speed (75 miles per hour) and more range (90 miles), the new Fortwo ED has been upgraded with input from "extensive experience and customer feedback from various electric mobility projects," Daimler says in a statement. Smart head Annette Winkler s

6Smart EDs play modified pong game called EBall (seriously)

Electric-drive vehicles are efficient, but not when they are used as video game joysticks. Then they're just silly.

29Next-gen Smart Electric Drive delayed until fall of 2012

Daimler is getting ready to beef up the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive for the third-gen version, but the new EV won't be arriving on schedule, according to new reports. The problem has something to do with the lithium-ion batteries. The cells are being made by Li-Tec and a Daimler spokeswoman told Automotive News that, "There are no technical or quality problems with the batteries, but we don't want to lower our sights in safeguarding quality. That's why we're accepting a delay." Li-Tec is a joint

2Car2go bringing 300 electric vehicles to car-sharing in Amsterdam

How much would you pay to drive an electric vehicle? How about 29 cents a minute? That's the rate that Car2go will charge for its EV car-sharing service in Amsterdam that will kick off by the end of November.

12Hertz will rent all-electric Smart EDs starting next week

Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery

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

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

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

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

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

Mitsubishi iMiEV - click above for high res iamge gallery

Addsmart gives electric drive version the green light

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