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Smart Charging Up Plans for Electric Vehicle Test Fleet

Smart Charging Up Plans for Electric Vehicle Test Fleet

The smart brand is still getting started in the United States but David Schembri, smart USA president, told TheCarConnection, during a New York Auto Show interview, that the company hopes to have a small fleet of electric-powered smart fortwo coupes in the U.S. for tests in about one year. Parent... read more

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No Hanky-Panky in a SmartCar

There’ll be no hanky-panky in the back of your kid’s Smart car, that’s because there is no rear seat in the pint-sized 2-seater, noted Dave Schembri... read more January 28, 2008 by  3


Smart Ready to Sell First Cars

Smart’s two-seat fortwo seems too cute to be real--but this week, smart will deliver the first of the Benz-developed city cars to customers who signed up long ago on... read more January 15, 2008 by  10


Chrysler: Who Took Whom for A Ride?

Some years back, my old friend, Bill Vlasic, collaborated on an excellent book about the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to that, ahem, “merger of equals,”... read more May 14, 2007 by  7


Smart Broadens Appeal to Mobile Americans

It’s hard to be trailer trash and be earth-friendly at the same time. Homes on wheels often require a large gas-guzzler to move them around. And who doesn’t have... read more March 22, 2007 by  1


Get smart For Only $99

You are practically begging for more smart news, aren’t you? Maybe even the car itself? Smart USA will sate you in two ways if you just dial up their Web site. Once... read more March 20, 2007 by  0


If Magna Takes Chrysler, Benz is a “Fat Turkey”

While pocket protectors from supplier Magna and hedge funds Cerberus and Blackstone crawled all up into Chrysler Group’s underwear this past week and read their labels... read more March 11, 2007 by  1


The Week in Reverse

And the winner is…Tupelo, Miss. For all the states that missed on Toyota’s latest plant—don’t worry, they’re like trains, there’s another... read more March 2, 2007 by  0


The Week in Reverse

So Chrysler’s in play – but no one but the hedge funds want it? Could Dieter just decide to keep it, a la smart? Or will the end result be Zetsche’s eviction from the... read more February 25, 2007 by  1


Will the U.S. Get Just One Smart?

Smart is bringing its two-seat city cars to the U.S. via UnitedAutoGroup. And in Europe, all sorts of special-edition smarts are offered - like the BRABUS twins coming to the... read more February 22, 2007 by  0

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U.S.-Bound Smart is “Simply Cool”

At the tail end of the Mercedes-Benz press conference at the 2007Detroit auto show, Dieter Zetsche brought Roger Penske in via teleconference from the nearby (but not... read more January 7, 2007 by  0


Smart: The Anti-American Minicar?

Smart’s on-again, off-again relationship with America seems to be off again—at least, by the sentiments in what purports to be a billboard found on the side of... read more May 18, 2006 by  2


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