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Car2go To Have North America’s First All-Electric Fleet In San Diego
Car2go To Have North America’s First All-Electric Fleet In San Diego

San Diego residents and tourists looking for a quick trip to Pacific Beach, Balboa Park, Torrey Pines, the Gaslight District or other local attractions or destinations have a new option: one of the 300 Smart ForTwo EDs in car2go’s all-electric carsharing fleet. Of course, there are a few...Read More»

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Smart Co-Founder Hayek Dies

One of the founders of the Smart brand has died. Nicolas Hayek, the chairman and founder of Swatch Group, passed away in Switzerland at 82, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hayek led the company that reinvented the Swiss watch (conflated into "Swatch") with an inexpensive, stylish range of plastic...Read More»

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Video: New iPhone App Has Chrysler Feeling Social

Yesterday saw the launch of two auto-related iPhone apps -- one from Daimler, the other from Chrysler. And if you think you know which was more impressive, you might be in for a surprise. Daimler's app was designed specifically for owners of the new Smart EV, though anyone can download it if they...Read More»

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Electric Drive, Renault Engines, CVT All Part Of Smart Five-Year Outlook

Business isn’t exactly strong for Smart in the U.S. The niche minicar brand sold 24,000 vehicles in 2008, then just 14,000 units last year. The reason for the decline, insists Smart USA president Jill Lajdziak, isn't so much that demand for the smart has been exhausted, or that the smart has lost...Read More»

2011 Smart electric drive
Driven: 2011 Smart Electric Drive

With a jolt of electricity, the Smart Fortwo can become relevant—and refreshingly different. Further to the point, our surprising conclusion after a couple of hours behind the wheel of the new Smart Electric Drive is that, the Fortwo feels like a more appealing, fully realized package as an...Read More»

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Lotus EV Minicar Looks Vaguely Familiar

Automotive Engineer magazine wanted to know how far Lotus could push the design envelope on a fully electric minicar. Judging from the sketches the company cranked out, the answer is: not very far at all. To be sure, there's some innovation at play, like the rooftop solar panels and the...Read More»

2009 Tesla Roadster         Photo Credit: Rex Roy
Elon Musk Speaks About Three New EVs, Including Next-Gen Tesla Roadster and 2010 Smart EV

Tesla chairman Elon Musk is in the news again, making small talk about three upcoming EVs. Tesla is producing two of those in conjunction with its new lifepartner, Daimler; the other it'll handle on its own. The two Daimler projects include the already-discussed, already-seen Smart EV plug-in due...Read More»

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