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Car2go a Hit in Seattle

After its first 90 days of operation in Seattle, it would seem that the car2go carsharing service is a hit. There have been 18,000 registrations over those first 3 months, showing that the city has embraced the point-to-point carsharing program with open arms. Seattle is a City that embraces new and innovative forms of mobility and has provided its residents with a diverse transportation mix,” said car2go North America president and CEO Nicholas Cole. According to Seattle councilmember Tom Rasmussen, the success of and demand for the service “has been so overwhelming,” so much so that he will be introducing new legislation in order for the service to expand into… Continue Reading »


Form and Functionality Combine in smart and BoConcept Design Partnership

Urban mobility and urban interior design intermingle in the latest endeavor from smart, partnering with Danish interior design firm BoConcept to produce the “smart fortwo BoConcept signature style” as well as the “smartville” collection, both of which will be showcased on February 28 at the BoConcept Friedrichstraße Store located in Berlin. Design teams for the smart and BoConcept brands worked hand in hand, bringing form and functionality together to come up with an urban design collection that covers accessories and furniture as well as a nifty smart fortwo cabrio unit dubbed the smart fortwo BoConcept signature style. The model is based on a smart BRABUS cabrio and integrates design trends… Continue Reading »


Special-edition smart fortwo cityflame Due April 2013

There’s just something about fortwo special-edition units—this time, smart is releasing a special edition cityflame variant. The flame yellow body panels and black accents are sure to make the car a hit among smart enthusiasts and those simply looking for a cool, eco-friendly ride. It’s a bit exclusive, too, with only 2400 units to be produced in total. The black on the exterior are on the alloy wheels and tridion safety cell. There’s also a full black version to be made available if you don’t fancy the pearlescent yellow paint job. The exterior is rounded out by 3-double-spoke alloy wheels , wide tires, and mirror caps all in black. The… Continue Reading »


Enhancements Set For New Smart Fortwo

Sources inside Mercedes-Benz disclosed that the new model of the Smart Fortwo will feature a one-and-a-half box design instead of the current single-box profile, once it enters the market next year. The bonnet of the new Smart Fortwo will be longer while its width will increase. The new design is intended to increase the front impact protection of the latest generation of this city car, which is set to be released in 2014. The interior of the vehicle will also be enhanced due to its new design. The new model of the Fortwo will have an overall length of 2750mm and width of 1660mm, which is an increase of 80mm… Continue Reading »


New Generation Smart Vehicles Set To Be Launched In The Future

Smart has come a long way since it initially entered the European market some time ago. After offering only one product at the start, it has already offered the Coupe, Roadster, and ForFour. It appears that its product lineup will receive another entry through an upcoming crossover vehicle. The Renault-Nissan platform used on the Nissan Juke will be the foundation of the upcoming vehicle, revealed. The upcoming crossover will become a part of a three-model lineup, together with the Smart ForTwo and the Smart ForFour. Smart collaborated with Renault to develop an upcoming model of the Smart ForTwo, which is based on an underpinning that will be used on… Continue Reading »


‘Smart Buggy’ Bid for 2013 Dakar Rally Fails

It’s never a good thing when a dream fizzles out, and it can hurt much more considering we’re about to say goodbye to 2012 as well. That’s just what Jose Luis Alvarez has to deal with as he bids his 2013 Dakar Rally bid goodbye. Alvarez and his team was set to take a couple of smart ForTwos to the rally. These are definitely heavily modified to perform on a rally competition and to comply with FIA rules for said event, and many would argue that perhaps the vehicles are merely rally cars with a smart shell, but it’s still a smart, anyway. Right now, though, all that is moot…. Continue Reading »


Smart fortwo Protects Its Passenger, According to ADAC Test

It is just usual that when a small car crash with a big car, the smaller one get pressed hard – or so we thought. In the standard crash test, vehicles with the same weight are being stimulted to collide with each other. However, the most recent ADAC test made four smaller vehicles crash into a vehicle as big as a lower end midsized car. Surprisingly, it showed that the smart car despite being the lightest and smallest vehicle, can avoid the most common injury – the life threatening injury in the chest. According to Daimler’s website, they attribute the crash test success to these safety concepts: The tridion safety… Continue Reading »


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