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10 Fast Facts About the New Smart Electric Drive

One of the cars highlighted by Mercedes-Benz at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was the new smart electric drive, which debuted in Paris not so long ago. Despite the car’s minuscule appearance, which can’t even hold a candle with the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet that debuted in the event, and lack of Mercedes design language, it stands out on its own as one of the must-have electric vehicles for people living in the urban setting. Let us take a quick look at the 10 amazing features of the new smart electric drive: 1. Ideal for City Driving The car is a nice choice for city driving because of its compact… Continue Reading »

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Smart Fortwo Coupe Available in Soft Top Starting September

Starting September this year, the smart fortwo coupe will be offered with a solid roof frame with black fabric covering as a standard fit. The special roofing will be made available with the 2016 models of the compact coupe, according to Daimler. For the Brabus and Brabus Xclusive lineups of the car, the special roof comes as a no-cost option if the buyer chooses it over the standard panoramic roof with sun protection. The company also announced several updates to look forward to for the current version of the fortwo coupe and its cabriolet models. Among them are the following: LED & Sensor Package worth €550 in Germany (including VAT) that will… Continue Reading »

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New Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Debut At 2016 Paris Show

It was Smart that became the first of mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car late last decade. The name of that car was the ForTwo Electric Drive, and it was met with a lot of trepidation since the industry wasn’t really ready for an electric-powered vehicle. The third generation ForTwo arrived last year, but the electric version was noticeably absent from the range. Luckily, there’s no need to fret because the new ForTwo Electric Drive will soon arrive. Smart just confirmed the new version of the ForTwo electric version will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Auto Show in September. This time, every model in the Smart lineup… Continue Reading »

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car2go Working Well in China

The car2go business looks thriving in China, particularly in the city of Chongqing. Roland Keppler, the CEO of the company, stated that the performance of car2go in the southern metropolis has exceeded expectations. According to Daimler, there were more than 40,000 rentals in the first few weeks of car2go operations in Chongqing. The company is known to possess around 400 vehicles in the area. The figures mean that one car2go vehicle is being rented out in the location every 1.7 minutes. On the other hand, the source also noted that in less than two months, more than 78,000 customers have registered with car2go. The numbers are looking very promising as the… Continue Reading »

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Smart fortwo is the Greenest 2016 Car

The smart fortwo electric drive once again bags the distinction of being the greenest vehicle under the 2016 model year. The recognition was given by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEE). According to The Globe and Mail, the smart fortwo also got the same distinction in the past two years, making it a recipient of the title for three consecutive years. The recognition was handed by the ACEE this Wednesday. Among the other contenders to the title, which were all 2016 models, the carbon dioxide emission of the smart fortwo was only at 2.77 mpg. Because of that, the council gave it a score of 63. The figure… Continue Reading »

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Check Out This Awesome Parade of Smart Cars

A huge gathering of smart car owners was recently conducted at Hungaroring in an event called Smarttimes 2015. The autos were displayed and even paraded all over the Formula One race track. We are not sure how many participated in the event, but it was definitely a lot looking at the pictures taken by MB Passion. Based on photo above and the gallery below, there might be more than a hundred of them. The types of smart cars featured in the gathering were the Fortwo and Forfour. Different customization options could be seen in the cars. One of the notable smart cars on track was the lead vehicle featuring a police-type blinking roof… Continue Reading »

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NYPD Replaces Scooters with the Smart ForTwo Cars

Last month it was revealed that the New York City Police Department has been testing the Smart ForTwo. According to Business Insider, NYPD is planning to include the compact vehicle into its fleet in order to replace its aging three-wheel Cushman scooter units. The report said the Department decided to shift to the Smart car because of the comfort it can bring to its occupant. Compared to the scooter, the car will offer heating, air conditioning and one more seating capacity. In addition, NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton stated they found out that the cars were actually more maneuverable than scooters in many instances. He also added that the ForTwo were… Continue Reading »

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