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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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Revealing the Official Photos of the New Smart Fortwo and Forfour

The 2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour finally make their official public appearance. The two electric vehicles appeared to have significant improvements in terms of design with a more stylish hood and new LED headlights. The two color scheme of the cars and safety cell highlights were retained, but with more than 40 color combinations to choose from for its exterior, including new color selections. The interior layout was also the same with its previous generation, but new tech and more premium features were added to give customers a good run for their money. The dimensions of the two cars were the same with their previous incarnations too. However, the turning radius… Continue Reading »

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The Upcoming ForTwo and ForFour is Smart’s Last Chance

Back in 1998, Daimler introduced a solution for motorists in crowded cities who usually have a hard time maneuvering and looking for a parking space. The answer came in the form of the Smart ForTwo. The two-door and two-passenger Smart car was projected to be a hit, because aside from its improved maneuverability and compact size, it was also offered in a more affordable price. The 98 inches long, 60 inches wide and 61 inches high car was only sold in the market at $9,150. Fast-forward to the present, after losing around $4.1 billion in the brand based on the analysis of Bankhaus Metzler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz finally… Continue Reading »

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Dr. Zetsche Believes that the New ForFour will be Successful

The first generation of the Smart ForFour was a flop during its three-year production run in the market. The dismal performance of the variant made some think that Daimler may be dropping the ball on its Smart car brand. However, a report from Automotive News said that Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche is not giving up on their Smart marque yet. Daimler CEO Confident of the New ForFour Dr. Zetsche stated in an interview that he is confident with their new ForFour. He said that it would help the ailing Smart division to achieve its commercial success and get its first profit. The Daimler CEO stated that the reason why the… Continue Reading »

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