smarts are eco-friendly cars. They’re fuel efficient (or don’t run on fuel at all!), completely recyclable, and focused on making as small a carbon footprint as possible. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that their birthplace, the factory at smartville, decided to go through some extensive renovations to lower their carbon footprint and increase efficiencies wherever possible. Check out these…Continue
We know that smarts are the ultimate urban vehicle. So it should come as no surprise that InsideEV has dubbed the smart electric drive “The Ideal Urban Electric.”Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on September 4, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
When one smart just isn’t enough, get another! That’s what Atherton resident Tricia Young did. Her second smart is a welcome, zippy, all-electric addition to her smart family.Continue
It seems like simply test driving the all-new smart electric drive gives you an electric-superiority complex. At least, that’s what happens to TV anchor Jeff Vaughn when he takes the smart electric drive for a whirl around Ann Arbor. Check out his experience: http://t.co/cTxOXfHNLH
Added by sUSAi Admin on August 23, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments
One enthusiastic smart fan has invented an innovative new way to stow a bike. In his words “Free2Go is the world’s lightest and most portable bike rack for smart car owners and smart car users.”
What do you guys think?
Added by sUSAi Admin on August 22, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments
You can lease a smart electric drive for less than you average monthly gas costs. Don’t believe us? Then look here: bit.ly/smartED
“Considering its size, parking in tight spots, zipping around construction areas or making U-turns impressively in small spaces all added to the fun." The Weekly Driver took the all-new smart electric drive for a spin on the streets of SF. Check out what else they had to say: http://smart.cr/13Bendn
Added by sUSAi Admin on August 2, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments
My Smart Passion has been making a "farting" noise when it idles. This has been going on for months. The dealer can not figure it out. It seems to be happening when the AC is on. Hoping someone else has had this problem and fixed it. Any ideas out there? The dealer has tightened the suspension, changed the brakes and the rotors. Nothing has helped yet.
Hi, Insiders. There have been several questions about the differences between the previous version of the smart electric drive and the current model year. Outside of a few aesthetic differences, check out the chart below to see some of the technical changes:…Continue
I’m Mark Webster, the new General Manager of smart USA. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, while I continue to get to know many of you. My journey with the Mercedes-Benz family began in 2001 as Market Manager for the San Francisco region. By 2006, I had moved to the Pre-Owned Sales team and eventually became the GM for Pre-Owned and Fleet Sales Operations. I’m thrilled to be making the transition to smart, and am looking forward to all the great things…Continue
Added by Mark Webster on July 13, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Are you at smart Nationals? (http://www.smartusainsider.com/events/smart-car-nationals) Post your photos and videos here on Insider, we’d love to see them! We’ll pick some of our favorites and create one big smart Nationals 2013 photo album for everyone to enjoy.
Added by sUSAi Admin on July 10, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Please join us in welcoming to smart USA Insider the members of smart Team 250. While many of them have been part of Insider for some while, a few are experiencing this community for the first time.
In case you’re wondering who the Team 250 members are, they were the first people in America to lease the second-generation smart electric drive. Feel free to start a conversation with them. They’re a great resource for your electric drive-related questions, or for swapping stories, tips…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on July 8, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments
Itching for new colors on your smart? Then get excited because two new tridion safety cell colors are on their way for model year 2014. Just like we did for “Buzz” and most recently “Cocoa”, we want you, the Insiders, to help us name them. You'll create the official names that will appear on future vehicles. Check out the samples below and tell us your suggestions in the comments, now…Continue
You voted to give me a name. And now it’s official. Check out my Birth Certificate, aka my Monroney Label. (You know, that sticker on every new car with all the vehicle information). Thanks to the Insiders for helping make the final call on my new identity.…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on June 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Good news; smart has partnered with the amazing designers at BoConcept to bring you the smartville collection. Even better news; now you can win some for yourself. Pin your vision of urban mobility and style and you could win accessories from the smartville collection. smart inspired. BoConcept designed. It’s home décor on a whole new scale. Enter here.…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on June 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The smart electric drive has many advantages. Did you know it can help you attend space camp…twice? Or maybe you’d rather spend the weekend on a private island. It’s all possible when you start saving on gas and spending on fun. To help you find your fun potential, we’ve created the Fun Calculator: a handy guide for spending your newfound mini-fortune. No matter what type of driver you are, there’s endless fun to be had. Just click, calculate, and enjoy:…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on June 14, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments
Sweet, smooth, satisfying, addicting. Check out our latest smart limited edition. With it's deep, dark chocolate exterior, it's a complete package and guaranteed to turn heads. There's only one problem – it doesn't have a name. We need your help to get out of this sticky situation. Visit our Facebook page (http://smart.cr/10T8f3n) and post your suggestions in the comments. Our product team will pick the top 5, and Insiders will have the…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on May 16, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
We’ve updated the smart drive app.
In addition to familiar functions and applications the new 2.0 version comes with all the these useful tools:
- New User Interface
- New Navigation engine which uses Open Street Maps
- Smart Feed
- Weather (current weather conditions and 2 day forecast at current location)
- Smart Parking (user generated Smart Parking Spots and Regular Parking Garages)
- Facebook social layer
The all-new smart electric drive charges onto the smart configurator on smartusa.com. Shhh…we haven’t told too many people yet. We’re giving our Insiders the heads-up before everyone else finds out. Have fun and let us know what you build here on Insider! http://smart.cr/10q5zpe