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Drive with us down memory lane this week as we revisit over 20 years of passion-fueled innovation.…Continue

smart Thinking

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smart is not just a name — it's an approach. Over the next week, we'll give you an inside look at the innovative thinking that goes into every vehicle we create.…Continue

smart Wins Red Dot Award

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smart's 2016 fortwo has won a Red Dot Award in Production Design. Read more about our FUN.ctional Design features:…Continue

2017 cabrio Featured in Car Connection

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The Car Connection did a comprehensive review of smart's 2017 cabrio. Take a look and tell us which feature you're revved to see in action: …Continue


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Ryan replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
"You're exaggerating quite a bit if you say it takes a few minutes to fill up the Smart. And if you want to try to fit a bit more in... pump the gas at a slower speed (i usually only pull the handle up about half way, if not less) until it cuts…"
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"It all began as early as the 1970s, when Mercedes-Benz engineer Johann Tomforde was tapped to explore the idea of a city car. Armed with a team of designers, Tomforde sought to identify the limitations of urban mobility and create a vehicle that…"
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jwight replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
"I feel your pain - and continue to enjoy filling our 451 in one trip to the gas pumps. :D "
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
"I have only just mentioned it to my contact at the smartcenter today, I have been spending most of my time fighting a different problem: astoundingly loud beeps from the radio on errors. But other people seem to have talked to them and it…"
jwight replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
"There are folks who manage to fill the tank to its capacity - adding something just over 9 gallons usually.  Not sure what the issue is with the 453 but it apparently is not universal.  As for range, it's officially got an 8.7 gallon…"
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
"The point I am making is that the messaging is bad.  They are saying things like: For 2016 Fortwo owners, we are doing nothing but stopping and filling our tanks.  I have to fill up a 2007 CRV that gets 32 MPG at best (and…"
jwight replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
"Apples and oranges, guys.  The smart is a true EV, the Volt is a hybrid (even though Chevy won't admit it.)  If it has to stop at a gas station it's not an EV.  Compared to EVs other than the $100K Tesla, the 451 smart…"
Chas. J. Owens IV replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
"The Electric Smart Fortwo only has a range of 70ish miles and a charge time of six hours, That is even worse than the five gallons of gas that get me roughly 200 miles and take a few minutes to fill up. As for the Volt, that is exactly why this…"
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Chas. J. Owens IV replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion smart Thinking
" This is hilarious bad messaging given the gas tank problems the new Smart is having. Yes I am tired of gas refills. I have to make them every 5 gallons instead of the 8.7 claimed by Smart."
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"smartville, the factory where smarts are assembled, has environmentally-conscientious features such as wet-on-wet painting that greatly reduces CO2 emissions. Learn more: "
Mark Williams replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Are You Electricurious?
"Being tall, I found that the sliding interior cover for the translucent top was in my hair and bugging me.  So I ordered our ED with the top that the less expensive models come with.  Black outside, gray fuzz inside, and fully opaque.…"
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The Scoop - DOG Chat

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Hello Insiders,

As you may have heard, the all-new 2016 smart fortwo has just debuted at the New York International Auto Show! The Javits Center is already filled with smart fans who are ready to view the new car and its features up close. If you're one of the fortunate individuals who will be there in person, we've gathered a list of top specs that you can keep in mind while exploring.

Safety has always been a top priority for us and the C453 is no exception. In…


5 Things You May Not Know About smart's electric drive

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 10:47am 0 Comments

One of our favorite bloggers, ElectraGirl, is back with more insights on her smart electric drive. This time, she has created a list of 5 little-known facts about the vehicle. Some of her facts are more general characteristics that could be applicable to all of our models. However, these three points do a great job of illustrating features strictly associated with our electric drive:

"1. Pre-conditioning is built in - I so like the fact that I can pre-condition…


How To Maximize Summer Change Range

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Have you been running the AC nonstop in your car to combat the summer heat? If you own an electric drive, this can quickly drain your car's battery life. smart car of America users recognized this fact and had a great discussion on how to keep yourself cool while preserving power. Robert Weingart, smart's in-house electric drive expert, also shared his tips:…


Join Our Dealer Ordering Guide Live Chat Next Thursday!

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 12:57pm 6 Comments

We've reached the end of our dealer ordering guide blog series. Hopefully, you now have a better picture of the US version of the C453. If you still have a few lingering questions, you can save them for our next Live Chat. Eric Angeloro, smart's marketing head, will be online again, ready to discuss all things C453, on Thursday, June 4th at 5 PM EDT. Please reply below with any questions you plan on posting.…


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At 12:24pm on January 7, 2014, jwight said…

Let me second Robert's comment.  Not sure what happened but smart USA appears to be totally disconnected from the smart owner community. Yes, there's Farcebook (pun intended) but that's pretty much generic comments without much substance.  Bring back the un-group in anticipation of the 2015 intro of the next generation smarts!

At 12:11pm on January 7, 2014, Robert Ricewasser said…

I have a comment about seeing the un-group revitalized here. Eric Angeloro did a fantastic job of organizing the un-group and without his input the group has struggled on Google Hangout. It has now become apparent that the group can no longer continue without the input from smartUSA. There is still a lot of passion and enthusiasm amongst smart owners and to have the involvement of smartUSA to communicate with a group of committed owners seems like a plus for promoting the brand. Hopefully, Eric or someone else in corporate will take up the challenge to bring the un-group back to life and instill a continued enthusiasm for the brand, amongst it's owners.

At 8:49am on May 9, 2012, Jim and Ann Brown said…


Funny, funny, Charlotte!  Before we got our little Munchkin, Ann and I lived on the Bolivar Peninsula, a ferry ride from Galveston, Texas, until we were moved away by hurricane Ike.  Cars going onto the ferry had a TSA-like inspection before boarding.  "Pop the hood, pop the trunk and pop the glove box."  We may drive all the way back down there just to have an experience like yours.  We are all primed to respond, "Sorry, we don't have the first two, but we can open the glove box for you."

On the other hand, the third member of the inspection team used a long-handled mirror to inspect the bottom of cars.  I guess it would not be so funny if we were instructed to remove Munchkin's under tray.  :)


At 7:00pm on May 7, 2012, Charlotte Rose Rios said…

Hello sUSAi:

Yes, I am interested in sharing my photos as well as my little story.  I can't tell you how much attention my SmartCar got.  It was especially funny when the security detail searching vehicles and their contents asked me to "Pop the trunk."  After the look on my face, they just laughed.  You certainly can fit a lot of stuff in this car!  How do I get to you my photos?  Charlotte Rios

At 7:38pm on April 28, 2012, spicejax said…

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At 5:21am on October 20, 2011, spicejax said…

I'm confused, are there two sUSAi admins?



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