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Smart Forspeed Concept Slated for Geneva Show Debut

There had already been reports that there will be an actual smart Roadster likely headed for Geneva. Now, the Daimler company has released a complete gallery of images showing the highly-anticipated electric vehicle concept—the smart Forspeed—pegged to take center stage at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show this March. The Forspeed noticeably has no roof, and in this it is quite similar in appearance to the Crossblade, which was a limited edition of the smart City Cabrio car with a Brabus-tuned power plant. The Forspeed, however, will never see the light of day in a smart dealership because it is intended as a design showcase for the next generation of… Continue Reading »

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, 8 Others Named Eligible for UK Subsidy

The venerable Smart fortwo electric drive has been named as among the first 9 electric vehicles to be eligible for up to £5,000 in subsidy starting January 1 next year, as part of a government-backed bid to support the adoption of electric vehicles and electric technology that will help reduce the harmful emissions contributed by the automotive sector. Philip Hammond, British Secretary of State for Transport, gave his thoughts about the program. “Anyone who’s filled up at a petrol station recently will realise that the ability to recharge overnight at 1-3 pence per kilometre is extremely attractive,” said Hammond in an interview with the BBC. The subsidy allows prospective buyers… Continue Reading »

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