Everything about the smart fortwo electric drive is small – the size, the price and even the name, in which no capital letters are allowed. However, there’s nothing small about the plant where it’s produced, or the Daimler Group’s pride in the advanced, green facility, located in the industrial region of Lorraine. The factory opened… Read more »
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The US retail price is $25,000 for the Coupé and $28,000 for the Cabrio (convertible), making it the lowest-priced production EV available.
The concept vehicle smart forstars, which will be premiered at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, features a heavily stylized body, an all-electric drivetrain…and a video projector on the front hood.
Smart’s two-seater is tiny, but it’s no stripped-down monk-mobile – standard features include AC, power windows, heated seats and anti-lock brakes.
Members can locate an available car by using a smartphone app, or simply grab one on the street, and keep it as long as they need it, paying only for the time they use the vehicle.
The affordable two-seater will go on sale in 30 markets around the world in September 2012, instead of June as the company had planned.
The menagerie of vehicles on the streets of Amsterdam is about to get a little greener, as a fleet of rental EVs joins the trams, bicycles, and pedicabs on the quaint, occasionaly chaotic, cobblestones. Car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler, will launch Europe’s first zero-emissions car sharing fleet in November, when the company’s Amsterdam operation (one… Read more »