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BoConcept Tab Live

Good news; smart has partnered with the amazing designers at BoConcept to bring you the edition BoConcept smart. Even better news; it’ll be available to own this fall. Check it out and see what happens when design meets mobility.

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 17, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

8th Annual City of Santa Monica Altcar Expo & Conference

As the proud owner of a 2013 smart electric drive as well as a member of smart’s Team 250, I’ve been asked to serve on the Alternative Technology Vehicle Owner Panel at the 8th Annual City of Santa Monica Altcar Expo & Conference. It’s this Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Santa Monica Civic Center, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica. My panel, hosted by Dave Kunz, Car Specialist, ABC7 Eyewitness News, is from 1:35 to 2:45. Registration is free. Parking is $10. Would love to see you…


Added by Henry Unger on September 17, 2013 at 1:59am — No Comments

EV Crash Test Rating

Wanna know who just got an overall 4-star crash test rating? The smart electric drive, that’s who! Throw your hands up in the air, and…wait, we don’t have hands. Whatever. #SafetyFirst



Added by sUSAi Admin on September 16, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Car2Go Minneapolis

Traveling to Minneapolis and can’t bring your smart? No problem. car2go, your smart-share extraordinaire, is expanding to the growing metropolis and bringing with it its fleet of blue and white smarts.

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 12, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Inside the revamped smartville factory

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…


Added by sUSAi Admin on September 9, 2013 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

InsideEV reviews the 2013 smart ED

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.”…


Added by sUSAi Admin on September 4, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Tricia’s New smart

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.



Added by sUSAi Admin on September 3, 2013 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Gas? Where we’re going we don’t need gas.

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:

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 23, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

smart Inspired Kickstarter is Looking to Crowd-fund a New smart Bike Rack

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

The true cost of an electric drive?

You can lease a smart electric drive for less than you average monthly gas costs. Don’t believe us? Then look here:

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 14, 2013 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Evs are better for the environment

It’s not cheesy being green! Our friends at Renault prove that, compared to gas models, electric vehicles are better for the environment. Case closed.

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 12, 2013 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

smart electric drive review

“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:

Added by sUSAi Admin on August 2, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

2009 Smart For Two makes a farting noise when idling

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.  

Added by Karen Wilford on August 1, 2013 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

smart electric drive generation differences

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:…


Added by Mark Webster on July 17, 2013 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

Hello smart USA Insiders

Hi Insiders,

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…


Added by Mark Webster on July 13, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

smart Nationals

Are you at smart 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

Welcome Team 250 Members

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…


Added by sUSAi Admin on July 8, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Name these tridion cell colors

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…


Added by sUSAi Admin on June 28, 2013 at 5:32pm — 34 Comments

Cocoa's Monroney Label Reveal

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.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on June 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The smartville Sweepstakes

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.…


Added by sUSAi Admin on June 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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