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This August, smart times 2013 Heads to Lucerne

We’re only two months away from the big smart community gathering, as ‘smart times 2013′ is right around the corner. This year, the worldwide fan gathering will take place on Lake Lucerne’s south bank, with the Alps towering in the background. The event will take place from August 23 to 25. “I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of smart fans, enjoying a great event together and discovering the mountains around Lucerne during the smart parade,” said smart chief Dr. Annette Winkler. The venue for the smart 15th anniversary is apt because Switzerland is, after all, smart’s place of birth. It’s also seen as a very accessible meeting place that’s… Continue Reading »

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car2go Sets up Shop in Denver

It seems there’s no stopping car2go’s expansion, especially across North America. The city of Denver, Colorado is set to launch its own car2go carsharing service on June 8, making it the tenth city in America with said service. The launch network in Denver will come with 300 units of the car2go edition smart fortwo, and will be available for rental across the 42-square-mile Denver Home Area. It’s all about flexibility as well as convenience. There’s even a special promotion just for this launch. All of the new members will get 30 minutes of driving time on the house. Just use the promo code ROCKIES. The $35 membership fee is also… Continue Reading »

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London car2go to Expand Business Area in June

Car-sharing service car2go is set to expand its London business area come June, with the  new business area covering 100 square miles to take effect in a few days. The London car2go service launched in December of last year, in Islington as well as Sutton. The service has expanded from the initial two boroughs to include large areas. There’s Croydon, Kingston, Raynes Park, Richmond, South Lambeth, Southwark, and Wimbledon. The service, however, will be suspended in Newham in order to focus on higher demand in other areas within London. The new business area will have 500 of these smart vehicles available on demand. As is usual car2go fare, any available… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Names Webster New smart GM on Top of Other Moves

Mercedes-Benz USA has just named previous pre-owned and fleet ops general manager Mark Webster as the new overall smart GM, replacing Tracey Matura, who then moves on to Chicago to become the GM for the central region. The shuffling becomes official on May 1. “Leveraging talent is a great way to drive a company’s corporate culture,” said MBUSA president and CEO Steve Cannon. He added that he expects “fresh perspectives” and skill sets to help the company sustain the  momentum it’s enjoying right now. There’s a domino effect, of course. Apart from the moves involving Webster and Matura, Kurt Cornell moves into the position vacated by Webster. In addition, previous… Continue Reading »

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Production Of Limited Edition Smart Forjeremy Starts Within The Month

The limited edition Smart Forjeremy will be displayed during the Shanghai Auto Show, which is scheduled from April 21 to April 29, 2013. The vehicle was designed by Jeremy Scott, an internationally-acclaimed fashion designer. Only a limited number will be offered into the market and production will start within the month. A pair of vertical wings will be the main highlight of the latest Smart Forjeremy, and the designer revealed that he wanted to come up with something extraordinary, which brings his concept of fashion into automotive design. He wanted envisions himself driving the car along with his friends and other cool people around the world. A good part of… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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Geneva 2013: smart drive 2.0 App Unveiled

The smart drive app was released for the iPhone around a couple of years ago, and now smart is providing version 2.0, which comes with the standard suite of functionality enjoyed in the original, but also has new features that the company says is tailor-fit for its customers. From entertainment to navigation, the smart drive 2.0 app is the perfect complement for iPhone-toting smart car drivers.For starters, there’s an offline navigation solution that the company says is among the most affordable services right now. There’s worldwide map access and the functionality has been optimized for driving in the city. There’s also a Web Radio that grants the driver access to… Continue Reading »

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