I’m Julia Knittel, and over the past year I have been working on a new project called “smart cities,” which tests out some new things for smart in various cities around the world.
First of all, what is the smart cities project? The Head of smart global, Dr. Annette Winkler, was inspired when she noticed that certain cities around the world (think of Paris and Rome, for example) had overwhelmingly adopted smart into their culture, to the extent that she often saw…Continue
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smart is proud to be featured alongside Mercedes-Benz at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The show, which opened on April 18th, offers car fans the chance to check out brand new models as well as get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s next on the horizon for the biggest names in the automotive industry.
smart came ready to impress, toting four different editions of our beloved car. The vehicle that garnished the most buzz was the latest addition to the smart family…
Hello Insiders! It’s been quite a while since I contributed to “The Scoop.” For many of us, spring has not only come in like a lion, but it’s going out like one too. For smart however, March overall has been and is continuing to be a lion, but for all good reasons.
Sales of our current 451 chassis are strong and we’re on pace to crack 650 units sold for the month. The eBike is beginning to make its way to showrooms in Portland and San…
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I've finally found time to document my 2013 expedition: A Smart car trip from San Diego, California to the Arctic Circle (and back).
The details and lots of photos are found on this link:…Continue
I recently purchased my fourth Smart car. Had a 2009,leased a 2013 and later purchased a 2013. I am an elderly car enthusiast and during my working days, drove Volkswagen Beetles. These cars are absolutely perfect for my retired lifestyle. I live in a very small town that has been on the Jennie-O turkey commercial. It is around 20 miles from big city life except when about 1000 bicycler arrive on Thursdays in the summer to have a good time and commraderie. I don't usually post on forums but…Continue
The verdict is in, the short term solution to long range EV's is not in advancing battery technologies. What most don't realize is the advent of EV's in broad markets can be a double edge sword ready to cut EV production at it's inception. The problem? limited battery run times are not expected to allow the EV to compete with combustion engine drive ranges any time soon. The solution? Industry must look beyond evolving the battery; a slow and unpredictable route for EV's. If we are to see a…Continue
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Driving a smart is not just a car, it's a lifestyle! We're getting ready to revamp our smart accessories collection and want to hear from you. What awesome lifestyle equipment do you think smart should carry?
We'd love to see your thoughts in the comments below.
Derek Sweeney was the lucky winner of our Brabus rims giveaway a few months back. He sent us some pics of his smart rollin' on these awesome new rims, so we figured we'd share. Thanks Derek! These turned out awesome.…Continue
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Uphill. Downhill. It’s all easy with smart's new electric assist bike. We'll be rolling out a pilot program in select US cities this year, so stay tuned for more info on how you can get your hands on smart's latest addition to its urban mobility lineup. In the mean time, here are some stats that are sure to get you excited:
Range: 62 miles
Charging Time (0-100%): 4-5 hours
Max. Speed: 20 mph
Max. Tourque: 7.9 lb-ft
Electric Motor: 350 watt
Battery: 423 Wh…
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I have heard about the electric Smart, but that is not enough mileage range - is there any plan to bring out a hybrid?
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get-attachment.jpg Here is a photo of my 08 Passion. I would love to win the wheels.
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Hey smart USA insiders! Want a sexy set of glossy black 15” BRABUS rims, as well as tires for your smart? Of course you do. And it just so happens that we want to give some away. To enter, reply to this post and attach a photo of your smart and you’ll be in the running to win. Good luck! …Continue
I have a set of Brabus mono block VII rims for sale. They are the 16/17 combo. the front 16's are near new however the 17's developed slight bends in the lip due to the low profile tires. I talked to a wheel guy and they can be repaired for about $175 per wheel. i will not split up the set and i will not ship these wheels anywhere. i live in california about 20 minutes east of los angeles. these rims were $3000 new plus tax. am selling them for $2000.00 …Continue
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Just to update everyone (anyone?) who's still out there: I have opted out of all my remaining group memberships, but I am going to keep this account active in the off-chance some big news comes our way.
All in all, the experience of owning the smart was a mixed bag: sometimes a lot of fun, sometimes a surprisingly big bill for such a little car.
I've moved on, but I will never forget Ichigo!
This weekend smart took part in the National Plug In Day festivities in LA. Electric enthusiasts from around the country converged on California to celebrate a day to plug in, recharge, and get amped about thefuture of electric mobility. Check out these pictures from the event at the link below:…
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"Gas was killing me and I thought, 'Let me get one of these smart cars and customize and see how it goes,'" said Craig Hoi Pong, the 35-year old who owns Hoi Pong Customs shop in Sunrise, Fla. "I'm not at the mercy of the gas pump (now), but I wanted it to look cool.”
Take a look at Craig’s smart and the customizations that make it uniquely his:…Continue
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You can lease a smart electric drive for less than you average monthly gas costs. Don’t believe us? Then look here: http://www.smartusa.com/models/electric-drive/overview.aspx
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