Parisians will be able to meet the smart ED in person from September 11-16 at the city Hôtel de Ville (City Hall). Despite persistent rumors of the car becoming part of a public car sharing service in Paris (a project that seems to be frozen now), the truth is that France will get only about 200 units of the model. While it'll be easy to see one of these electric cars on display, it'll be more difficult to actually get behind the wheel. When the smart EDs arrive, they will be allocated to selected fleets, and they won't be arriving until March 2010. The average motorist will have to wait until the car goes on sale for French motorists sometime in 2012.
[Source: Le Blog Auto]