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Lena in smartville

Lena is training in smartville. As part of her program, she gets to learn about smart from all angles, including the assembly line. Follow her blog as she chronicles her week in Hambach, France. Lena, our “unspy,” will provide Insiders with a behind the scenes look at the factory.

Day 1: Arriving in smartville

Day 2:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on November 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

arriving in smartville

Hi, smarties. My name is Lena. I work for the smart Marketing department in Germany. As part of my traineeship rotation I will spend a week at the smart assembly line in Hambach, France.

Day 1:

Today was my first day at Hambach, France. Hambach is located between Saarbrucken and Strasbourg, around 65 miles away from the German border. It is located next to a big highway in order to ship the cars as fast as possible to their next destinations, e.g. Bremerhaven.…

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Added by Lena Arens on November 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Jam on the Dam

In October, smarties from all over the country came together for Jam on the Dam II. With over 120 vehicles, the 2010 record for “Most Cars on the Hoover Dam” was broken. Check out this video highlighting the adventure:

 

Added by sUSAi Admin on November 14, 2012 at 10:12am — 3 Comments

smart Drifting in the Snow

Wondering how smarts handle snow? Not too bad, if you catch our drift.

Visit the forum section for some winter driving tips from your fellow smarties: http://smart.cr/SjkgqL

Added by sUSAi Admin on November 1, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

smart iceshine

What’s cooler than being cool? iceshine.

Each special edition vehicle is adorned with white body panels, a white tridion safety cell and sleek snow-white wheels. The interior is loaded with exclusive black leather-effect seats flanked with white fabric inserts framed in white stitching and special edition floor mats.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on October 31, 2012 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

car2go

smart car2go continues to expand. In Europe (Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, and Dusseldorf), the following features will be available to new and existing customers:

Free registration for owners

smart drivers can sign-up for car2go without paying registration fees. They simply need to sign up at www.smart.com/add-on.

Time-saving parking

A partnership with APCOA allows car2go users to leverage garages…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on October 24, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

smart Car for a Cure

What’s small and green and pink all over?  The smart Car for a Cure!  To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the smart center Alpharetta at RBM-North is giving away a smart to one lucky donor!  Check out www.carsforthecureatlanta.com, or take a look at this video for more info.

Added by sUSAi Admin on October 17, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

BRABUS tailor made edition

Last week, we gave you a sneak peek at the BRABUS sport package. Today, we’re happy to announce that future smart fortwo coupe and cabriolet owners can further customize their vehicle with tailor made options. Choices include exterior paints in both glossy and matte finishes, a tridion safety cell painted in special colors, interior leather selections with unique stitching, special painted accent components and unique soft top colors for the cabriolet.

Check out this full list of…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on October 16, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

smartie Melissa Finkle

Melissa Finkle loves her smart. She even hands out spec sheets to people who ask questions. http://smart.cr/UM7WSV Sound familiar to any smarties out there?

If you’re talking to people about smart, we’d love to help by sending you brochures, safety pamphlets, and postcards about the car.  Just direct message us with your name, mailing address, and phone number. Thanks for all your help.

Added by sUSAi Admin on October 11, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

smartie Melissa Finkle

Melissa Finkle loves her smart. She even hands out spec sheets to people who ask questions. http://smart.cr/UM7WSV Sound familiar to any smarties out there?

If you’re talking to people about smart, we’d love to help by sending you brochures, safety pamphlets, and postcards about the car.  Just direct message us with your name, mailing address, and phone number. Thanks for all your help.

Added by sUSAi Admin on October 11, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

BRABUS sport package

In the near future, new US smart owners will have the option to select a BRABUS sport package for their MY13 fortwo. As an Insider, you get an exclusive first-hand look at the package’s specs and features:

Exterior:

-BRABUS front spoiler

-BRABUS side skirts

-BRABUS sport exhaust system

-BRABUS rear apron

-BRABUS “Monoblock VII” 15”/17” alloy wheels

-BRABUS sport suspension

-BRABUS label…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on October 10, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Tracey Matura, smart GM, on Fox Business

Hello, Insiders. Tracey Matura, the General Manager of smart USA, did an interview on the Fox News segment “After the Bell.” Check it out here: http://smart.cr/QQLvLv.

Added by sUSAi Admin on October 3, 2012 at 6:01pm — 2 Comments

smart Tag Your Own YouTube Adventure

You tried smart’s epic Tag Your Own Adventure on Facebook, now relive in the journey on YouTube. Use the links at the end of each chapter to design your custom smart car adventure. (Make sure your annotations are turned on!)

Added by sUSAi Admin on October 1, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

smart UK fortwo skate video

Professional skateboarders Kilian Martin and Alfredo Urbon showcase the fortwo in a skate film like none you’ve ever seen before.

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 27, 2012 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Last visit to the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, Madison, GA - Nov 16 - 18, 2012

As some of you may be aware, this unique museum will be closing for good in a few months, with the entire collection being sold off.  The microcar-minicar group on Yahoo! is organizing a final museum visit:

Yes we are going back one last time. Nov 16-18 2012. Come bring your car and take pics of it there before the places closes. We will spend all three days visiting the museum. And getting one last look at the cars. Of course we will do some drives in the country side…

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Added by jwight on September 27, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Yarn-bombing smart

Have you ever heard of “yarn-bombing?” It’s is a type of graffiti or street art that uses colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk.

Artist, Donna Rutledge-Okoro, took her yarn-bombing talents and decided to cover a smart from bumper to bumper.  The decorated fortwo was featured at the Birmingham Museum of Art.  Check out these photos of the “wrapped” smart.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 24, 2012 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Wacky Transportation Ideas

smart is a fun and unique car that is quickly making its mark on the world. Unfortunately, some vehicles aren’t as lucky. Check out this article of wacky, space-age modes of transportation: http://bit.ly/PblyU8…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 12, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

I would love to ASK. What is Komohoes ? thank You. David. 781-290-6531 Mcmurtrydavid@hotmail.com

I would love to ASK. What is Komohoes ?

thank You. David. 781-290-6531


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Added by David McMurtry on September 10, 2012 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

smart is a Commuter Lifesaver

Rushlane recently reviewed the fortwo as a commuter vehicle.  The article states that due to the car’s fuel efficiency, compact design, and price it is an economical alternative to public transportation.  Do you use your smart as a commuter vehicle? How does it serve your needs?

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 10, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A 92-mile day in the electric drive!

I wrote this back in September 2011 when I was just past 5000 miles.

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I've got about 5200 miles on mine right now.  My longest drive was back in June, when I lived in DC.  I drove about 92 miles total, with maybe 3/4 of that drive being at about 55 mph on the DC Beltway.  I was really afraid of not making it home, so I tried to plug-in mid-day.  I was able to plug in for about 2-3 hours, but had to use an extension cord and a 120V…

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Added by Mindy Kimball on September 5, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

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