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It's been a year, and nothing has changed with Smart ED launch

Despite Rumors, We're Back To Where Things Were A Year Ago

We wondered if things had changed with the next-gen Smart ED launch, and it turns out we're back to where we started.

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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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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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ACEEE's greenest car for 2014 is Smart Fortwo electric, Tesla Model S just average

Every year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) looks into the

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All-electric Smart ED might be cause of house fire in Florida [w/video] *UPDATE

Reports are still understandably sparse, but News Press is reporting that a fire at a home in a gated community in Estero, FL might have been caused by either an all-electric Smart Fortwo Electric Drive or its charging station. At the very least, the "Smart car was so badly torched that fire officials couldn't determine its make or model," the News Press writes (most likely, it was a second-gen Smart ED or a converted ForTwo). The

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Daimler says third-gen Smart Fortwo electric is the EV drivers asked for

Daimler talked about the start of production for the next-generation Smart Fortwo ED last week, but waited until today to give more details on the electric-drive city car (standard details here or Sebastian Blanco

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Next-gen electric Smart ED goes on sale in Germany for as low as $23,625* UPDATE

As of today, buyers in Germany will be able to order the new, third-generation Smart Fortwo Electric Drive in either coupe or cabriolet versions. The all-electric models started production in late 2009. What's interesting is that the all-electric coupe will be available for either 18,910 euros ($23,625 U.S. at today's exchange rates) plus a 65-euro-a-month ($81) battery lease or you can flat out bu

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Smart EDs play modified pong game called EBall (seriously)

Electric-drive vehicles are efficient, but not when they are used as video game joysticks. Then they're just silly.

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Smart GM Tracey Matura: we're the brand that asks "Why not?"

The Smart booth at this year's Detroit Auto Show features more than the iconic Fortwo. There is the For-Us pick-up concept, of course, and the Smart e-bikes that Sebastian Blanco

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Next-gen Smart Electric Drive delayed until fall of 2012

Daimler is getting ready to beef up the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive for the third-gen version, but the new EV won't be arriving on schedule, according to new reports. The problem has something to do with the lithium-ion batteries. The cells are being made by Li-Tec and a Daimler spokeswoman told Sebastian Blanco

New EV range record, 1,000 km (621 miles), set by modified Citroen Berlingo

There's an old adage that in racing, how fast you can go is directly correlated to the depth of your pockets. A similar truth applies to electric vehicle range, as the new world record holder can attest. BEA-tricks, a German company that specializes in EV conversions, recently packed a Citroen Berlingo with 10 (!) lithium-ion battery packs, the kind typically found in the Zach Bowman

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Car2go bringing 300 electric vehicles to car-sharing in Amsterdam

How much would you pay to drive an electric vehicle? How about 29 cents a minute? That's the rate that Car2go will charge for its EV car-sharing service in Amsterdam that will kick off by the end of November.

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Daimler rethinks Fortwo with solar, organic Smart Forvision concept

Daimler's iconic Smart Fortwo has taken a lot of forms over the years, morphing into everything from special editions to all-electric drive, but there is more life left in the little two-seater. The latest iteration, released today, is the Smart Forvision, a new all-electric concept that Daimler worked on with BASF and that will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. What's the Forvision? Glad you asked.

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