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A new car is one of the most expensive purchases most Americans will make. Here's proof that you don't have to break the bank to get a nice, new vehicle.

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Surprisingly, there are only nine two-door coupes on the market in America that are available for less than $30,000 new. Here's a list.

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The new electric drive version will be introduced in the summer.

Smart will stop producing gasoline models for North America in April.

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Out of 44 that sell cars in the US.

We tallied every brand not currently selling or planning to sell a crossover or SUV. Yeah, there are just eight of them.

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VW to pay $1.6B for diesel cars in Canada.

Why are these Smarts burning up? VW's Dieselgate costs surpass $18 billion in North America. Tesla's referral program nominated for an award.

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Better to recycle than reuse lithium-ion batteries.

Rent any Smart for up to three months in Europe. VW to bring MOIA to US coasts in 2018. Don't reuse li-ion batteries; recycle them.

Point-to-point car sharing service lasted five years.

The fun ends on New Year's Eve, 2016.

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If this is the EV for you, you probably already know it.

Stand out, zip away.

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The Ford F-150, Subaru WRX, and Audi A3 also lost their checkmarks.

Honda's excellent compact sedan isn't so excellent, according to Consumer Reports.

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It might go farther, too.

It will also come to dealer lots next year.

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Smart sets new record with parade; ChargePoint Home is on sale.

Will.i.am's Tesla is hard to miss. Smart drivers set a record in Hamburg. ChargePoint celebrates Drive Electric week with a sale. Check out Mahindra Racing's new livery.

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But why?

Smart's new roof option recalls the dark ages of automotive design.

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The all-new 2017 Smart Fortwo Cabrio is the only convertible available for under $20,000.

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And what 48-volt systems mean for the industry.

The engines will have mild-hybrid functions without the complexity and expense of high-voltage systems.

Smart Fortwo ED will come to US first; Cabrio ED also scheduled.

Smart announces a new Forfour electric model, and says that the Fortwo ED will come to the US before Europe.

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Over 78,000 use the little Smart Cars in Chongqing after just two months.

Car2go says that it is growing faster in its first location in Asia than it did in North America or Europe.