smart’s launching its “Owner Stories” Campaign, and as an Insider, you get a first look. For part of the promotion, we asked our drivers for their safety stories, and we picked a few to highlight on our website. Check them out below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments:
I was cruising along a two-lane highway in my 2011 smart passion coupe. The pick-up truck in front of me was hauling a large couch in its trailer, so naturally, I kept a…Continue
TheStreet.com listed the top 10 car sharing cities in the US: http://smart.cr/1662hwA. If you’re planning a trip to any of them, check out our friends at car2go to make sure you’re sharing in style: http://smart.cr/X8SGNY.
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Just in case you missed jwight's post last week, check out this fun new commercial from Germany.
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Antonio Garay runs the 40 yard dash with help from his Hello Kitty smart:
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smart International sponsored a break dance competition. One special fortwo got pulled into a routine:
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For curious smarties, here's a full list of specs for the BoConcept smart:
Exclusive exterior highlights
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Thanks Kathy and Gray for the info on my engine light. I told it to the local auto part's store and had the obm checked. . After I left with the info, I hit a bump and the light went out , go figure. Thanks for the help.
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As all of you know, the smart electric drive will be available for purchase in 2013. You can pre-register here: http://smart.cr/W5h20c. But there are some special features on this vehicle that make it unique. smart Digital Marketing Specialist, Eric Angeloro, breaks down some of the EV’s lesser known attributes.
December 14 - The ED3 and Me
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smart continues to blaze new trails with the cityflame. This special edition is decked out with a black tridion cell, black grille frame, black mirror caps and sleek black 15” BRABUS Monoblock VII wheels. The special ‘flame yellow pearl effect’ body panels are complemented with an interior that features black leather optic upholstery, matching inlays and contrast stitching in ‘flame yellow.’…Continue
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In an interview with Autoblog, Smart USA General Manager Tracey Matura, stated the smart electric drive may be the first electric vehicle in the United States to provide a battery lease: http://smart.cr/WdfRuu. This would set a precedent for American EVs, addressing the prospective driver’s concern on battery life.
What are your thoughts on the article and the…
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This is one of the first vehicles to be sold over a social network:…Continue
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Check out car2go’s latest television commercial featuring their signature white and blue smart.:
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Have you seen the smart newsletter? Insiders Russell and Tia Glissmann got a shout out for all their hard work organizing the Nationals (http://smart.cr/Vsxap2) event.
Sign-up for the newsletter so you don’t miss these special updates:…Continue
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smarties know that the fortwo offers virtually limitless customization options. Check out one Chinese driver’s take on “endlessly customizeable.”Continue
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smarties are social butterflies by nature. From nationwide meet-ups to Record Breaking stunts, smart drivers connect with each other through owner events.
We made an update to the sUSAi event’s section:
Use the information when you’re building your invite and let us know what you’re…Continue
Hello, Insiders. A Minnesota smart center is expected to open in April at 4447 Canal Place SE, Rochester, MN, 55904. It’ll offer sales, service and parts for new and pre-owned smart vehicles.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Update (1/23/2013): For your reference, here is the official press release:…Continue
One question I know I have when talking about electric cars in general is how safe are they? The smart electric drive offers the standard safety features of the gasoline smart such as 8-airbags in the coupe or 6-airbags in the cabriolet, Anti-lock brakes, ESP and the patented tridion safety cell. There are additional safety features that are unique to the electric drive.
The high-voltage on-board system shut-off:
In the event of an accident, the high-voltage on-board electrical…
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The smart electric drive offers additional instruments or “dashboard pods” just like the gasoline smart fortwo. The difference is the electric drive instruments monitor Power and State of Charge or SOC. Let’s break it down:
The charge level gauge or State of Charge (SOC) : Displays charge status of the high-voltage battery as a percentage. When the High-voltage Battery is at reserve, a reserve level message appears in the instrument cluster while the drive system is in…