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    Study: New findings suggest EVs lose value quicker than gas-only autos
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    Electric cars may be great for saving money on gas, but a new report from Kelley Blue Book, commissioned by USA Today, shows that EVs might not be a great value option for their first owners. The study found that compared to gas-powered vehicles, EVs tend to lose significantly more of their value ...

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    Official: Smart Fortwo Electric Drive lease now $139/mo
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    Electric cars seem to be getting more affordable by the day, and the latest to get a price drop is the 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. With sales currently limited to only a handful of states, the Smart Fortwo ED is preparing for its nationwide rollout by offering a 36-month lease of the Fortwo ...

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    Official: Smart celebrates 1.5 million Fortwo models built, prepares to upgrade factory
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    Smart is celebrating 1.5 million Fortwos built since 1998 at its plant in Hambach, France, before it goes offline for an extended summer break. The 1.5 millionth Fortwo is a white Electric Drive Cabriolet, but it isn't known which market it will be sold in. The milestone is highlighted by the ...

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    Official: 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive hits 75 mph, whizzes to 60 in 13 seconds
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    The third-generation, 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive ditches its 16.5-kWh Tesla-engineered battery pack in favor of a 17.6-kWh unit manufactured by Deutsche ACCUmotive and, in the process, gains a much needed boost in acceleration, top speed and a slight increase in range. Scheduled to ...

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    Mirrored Smart Fortwo Electric Drive: Seven years of bad luck if you crash? [w/video]
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    What happens if you take a Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, add a disco-ball finish and then throw in Electriconic Rock group Apparatjik? You get the mirrored two-seater shown above, as well as a rather odd video featuring enough flashing lights to push epileptics into DEFCON 1. The electric ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #220 with Consumer Reports' John Linkov
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    We record Episode #220 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and we'll be joined by John Linkov of Consumer Reports, as well. We'll of course discuss the Annual Autos Issue, as well as the other topics below. Use the forum below to drop us ...

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    Smart ForTwo Electric Drive to go on sale in early 2012
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    Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The second-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive (ED) is a limited (250 units available in the U.S.) test program model that Daimler will use to gauge consumer interest in battery-powered vehicles. Leasing the electrified Fortwo is ...

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