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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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Mercedes-Benz Canada reported that the company has achieved its best November sales results ever by delivering 3,147 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month. This represents a month-over-month increase of 6 percent and has helped push overall growth ahead of last year by 1,788 units for a grand total of 33,899 vehicles sold year-to-date. […]

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available in Chinese dealerships. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city vehicle was presented to the Chinese public. “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany,” said […]

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car2go’s carsharing services are now expanding to a 25th city, the 13th in North America, with plans to offer services in Montreal, Quebec starting in November. Called car2go autopartage to reflect the French language spoken in this Canadian province, the company will launch its unique point-to-point carsharing model in Montreal this fall. car2go said that […]

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car2go is expanding its carcharing services to Columbus, Ohio this month. car2go North America LLC announced October 3 it will launch its carsharing model in the capital city of Ohio on October 26. This makes Columbus the 12th car2go market in North America. A network of 250 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles will be available […]

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car2go North America LLC will launch its carsharing service in Minneapolis on Sept. 14, making it the first Midwestern city to feature car2go. A network of 300 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles will be available for shared use in the metropolitan Minneapolis area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Registration for membership opened […]

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With over 78 percent take rate for diesel on light trucks, over 230 smart vehicle sold and over 300 Sprinters, July proved Diesel and small cars are the way to success for Mercedes-Benz in Canada. Mercedes-Benz Canada has delivered 3,129 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles throughout the month of July. These results represent an increase […]

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Daimler’s small urban car is proving there is a demand for such a vehicle: the smart Hambach plant produced the 1.5 millionth smart fortwo. The milestone vehicle, a white smart forwo electric drive cabrio, rolled off the production line before the beginning of the plant’s extended summer break. Daimler said production will be paused for […]

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