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New Smart ForTwo ED charges faster and goes quicker

It might go farther, too.

It will also come to dealer lots next year.

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New Smart ED not coming to US until 2017

So Much For The 'Late 2016' Timeline

Smart has an Electric Drive version of the new ForTwo in the works, but it won't arrive until 2017. Until then, the turbo two-door will have to suffice.

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Next-gen Smart ED will use LG Chem battery

South Korean Company to Officially Be World's Largest Auto Battery Maker

LG Chem gets contract from Daimler to make batteries for the Smart ForTwo ED electric vehicle.

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Car2go brings incentives to charging in San Diego

Park Your EV Downtown, Get Free Minutes

Plugging in a vehicle to get power makes sense when that vehicle is owned by one person or family and – like most of the cars on the planet – sits still for most of the day. But when you're trying to share an EV, or a few h

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This guy sold his Camaro to buy a Smart EV, and loves it

Making The Shift To EV Can Be Hella Fun

The Dead Milkmen will be very displeased. Stephen Grinwis has decided to explain to Clean Technica why he sold his Chevrolet Camaro for – get this – a Smart ED electric vehicle. We can already hear the Milkmen, performers of the 1985 punk masterpiece Bitchin' Camaro, crying in

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Smart ED ready for high-horsepower Mustang on city drag strip

Hey, all you fans of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, where will you ever use that 204 mile per hour top speed? Probably not in very many places, and Smart would kindly like to remind you that, "Top speed means nothing in the city."

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Limited edition Smart Fortwo Citybeam on sale this month, at dealers in April

It ain't exactly a Pontiac Trans Am and the Screaming Eagle, but Daimler is trying to get a little sportier with its Smart Fortwo vehicle line.

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Smart Fortwo electric drive plugs into China

That's one really small car for China, one giant leap for a European electric-vehicle maker. In this case, the EV in question is the all-electric Smart Fortwo ED and the automaker is the German company Daimler which is taking up a position as the first European automaker to start selling an EV in China. Daimler's Smart unit trumpeted the EV's sales at the Guangzhou Motor Show, calling the mod

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Smart Fortwo ED crashes into four-star rating

It may be small, but the 2013 Smart Fortwo ED recently managed to score four stars overall in new National Highway Traffic Safety Association tests. That score includes four stars in the Frontal Barrier Crash, four in the Rollover test and five in the Side Barrier test, showing that Daimler's Tridion Safety Cell technology manages to get top results, at least some of the time.

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive lease now $139/mo

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 ED Coupe for as low as $139 per month – or the same price as the non-electric Fortwo. The previous Fortwo ED leases started at $199 a month.

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Smart Fortwo ED gets $139/month lease; buyers can rent battery for $80/month

Meet the new boss, way different than the old boss. Or, at least, a heck of a lot cheaper. To anyone looking at their monthly cell phone bill, $60 a month may not seem like a lot on its own, but when you're talking about the price drop for the 2013 Smart ForTwo ED monthly lease, it's roughly a 30-percent discount.

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Smart Forwto ED lease drops to just $139/month

At $25,000, the new 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive was always a good deal, but the low new lease price we just found still manages to surprise. Mentioned ove

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Smart celebrates 1.5 million Fortwo models built, prepares to upgrade factory

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.

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Smart shows production version of winged ForJeremy [w/video]

The SmartForJeremy is a reality, a limited run of the haute couture Smart Fortwo being announced at the Shanghai Motor Show. It has been toned down for production since we first saw it at last year's LA

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Smart Fortwo ED will have battery rental option in US, price not yet disclosed

Next month, Smart USA will launch the first US market electric vehicle with a separate rental program for the battery pack. Those buying or leasing the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive will have the option of renting the lithium ion battery for a monthly fee.

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Smart ED could be first with battery lease in US; electric scooter, bike under discussion, too

Smart made a splash last fall with the announcement that the base price of the all-electric Fortwo Electric Drive would be $25,000, making it the cheapest EV in the US. After getting a lot of attention with that number, Smart has been communicating with potential customers to make sure that

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Daimler 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 E

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