Click above for a high-res gallery of the smart ed

Too busy to read this evening? Not a problem with this particular post. Any information on the specifications of the smart ed that we found earlier today on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show is - beneath the new white and green decorations - exactly the same as the Euro-spec smart ed. Even though we knew it was coming, we're still excited that this little all-electric wonder finally made the jump across the pond. According to the smart rep we talked to, no one here in the US will be behind the wheel of one of these until 2010 or 2011, when 1,000 smart eds will be brought over for testing - much like they are being used in places like the UK and Italy. So, stop reading already and check out the gallery. Then come back later, as we'll be interviewing some smart reps to see what is news about the smart ed.

Smart ED
  • Smart ED
  • After showing the battery-powered second generation Smart ED at last year's Paris Show it came to the Detroit Show for the first time. Daimler will start leasing the cars in Europe later this year and in the US next year. At the show, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also announced that the California EV maker will be supplying battery packs and charging systems for the Smart.

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