Recently smart Canada commenced the smart city project tour that will visit 9 cities across Canada to showcase the revolutionary smart fortwo electric drive and the fuel efficient and newly face-lifted 2013 smart fortwo.

The pan-Canadian trek will also continue to raise awareness regarding the smart city project, which was launched at the end of May to inspire urban residents to share ideas that will improve urban environments and make their respective communities more functional and beautiful for all inhabitants.

The tour began in Victoria last week; after visiting Vancouver this weekend, it will continue across Canada until it ultimately concludes in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2012.

This year, the tour is also introducing a unique and particularly convenient component that allows participants to sign up for home or workplace test drives that will bring the smart fortwo directly to them.

More information regarding the tour and specific dates can be found at:

In conjunction with the tour, smart Canada is also offering a special promotion for test pilots. Anyone who test drives and purchases a smart fortwo in conjunction with the tour will receive a $500 gas card with their new car, which will cover more than four months of fuel based on Transport Canada’s estimated annual fuel costs.

In addition to providing information and the opportunity to experience the nimble handling, advanced safety systems and myriad of comfort and convenience features offered in the smart fortwo, the smart city project tour will also do its part to help improve each community it visits by planting one tree for every customer test drive.

Participants are encouraged to submit their own ideas directly on site detailing how they would improve their own community. All contributions are welcomed, and every idea will offer the chance to receive $50,000 to help turn their transformative plan into a reality and also win a new smart ebike.

“The smart fortwo has been a catalyst for change since the very beginning, challenging the status quo and revolutionizing urban mobility with an extremely safe and versatile vehicle designed to easily navigate congested downtown streets,” said Tim A. Reuss, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. “The launch of the highly anticipated smart fortwo electric drive will extend smart’s pioneering position as it will be the lowest priced zero-local emission electric vehicle in Canada. We are pleased to offer enthusiasts and potential customers alike the opportunity to test drive this game-changing vehicle, and look forward to visiting many different communities and continuing a dialogue that examines how we can all work together to improve our urban environments.”