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Never mind that next month the U.S. government will be bending its ear to automakers asking it to put the brakes on cleaner car development, September will otherwise see an intensive 30-day spate of new plug-in vehicle unveilings. Yes, as the feds are mulling whether to freeze or amend 2021-2025 fuel economy and emission rules, […]

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Shown today ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept aims to be the future of urban mobility. The Vision EQ ForTwo is the first car from Daimler to adhere to its “CASE” corporate strategy, which stands for Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric. It was designed from the ground-up for […]

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Daimler’s Smart city car brand has teased a new concept car ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new concept was teased on Smart’s social media channels over the weekend. The company provided very little info on the concept, but captioned a teaser photo of the car with: “The future starts here: the smart […]

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Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, Smart and other car and truck manufacturers, is considering a new all-electric brand name for the upcoming Mercedes electric vehicles. The report comes from Handelsblatt, a German business publication well connected in the country’s auto industry. This confirms a statement made earlier by Ola Källenius, Mercedes’ sales and marketing director […]

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Soon, all Smart models will be available with both internal-combustion engine and EV versions – a first for any automotive brand. Of course, that’s easy to say when a brand only offers three models. SEE ALSO: New Pictures Leak of Reborn Smart Family Nevertheless, there are EV versions of the new ForFour and cabrio on […]

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car2go is growing this week with two expansions across Vancouver, Canada. Starting yesterday, the on-demand, one-way carsharing service expanded to Richmond, British Columbia, and provides airport access and parking near Vancouver International Airport (YVR). car2go stated this is allowing more ways for its 75,000+ car2go Vancouver members – as well as members across North America […]

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Executives look pleased with the result of the collaboration between Renault-Nissan and Daimler. Or at least they say they are. Both automotive powerhouses have been working in partnership since 2010. The scope of the original collaboration in 2010 was limited to three projects primarily in Europe. The combined portfolio shared between Renault-Nissan and Daimler has […]

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As promised, there’s now a plethora of information on the new 2015 Smart Fortwo and Forfour, which had their global debut yesterday in Berlin. The cars retain their rear-engine/rear-drive layout, surrounded by an updated tridion safety cell, which uses a mix of ultra-high-strength and ‘multiphase’ steel to deliver maximum crash performance. The Fortwo also keeps […]

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While Europe and arguably Canada have embraced the Smart experiment, the company’s fortunes in the U.S. have been painful at best. For many would-be buyers, the current Fortwo just doesn’t make sense, even in the tightest most congested cities around – especially with relatively more space and fuel prices still low. In contrast to the […]

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One great way to experience an EV is to show up at one of various test drive events held across the country. One such event will be held this coming weekend in Berkeley, California. The “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer free test drives of the latest electric cars on Saturday, June […]

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