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
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
New to the whole electric thing? Generally afraid of commitment? We’ve got a solution for you: rent the battery. Seriously. Purchase, finance, or lease a smart electric drive and we’ll rent you the battery, guaranteeing its capacity level and covering your annual battery maintenance costs for 10 years. And if you need a replacement battery during your rental term, it’s on us. How’s that for peace of mind?
Contact your local smart center for more information:…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on May 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
smart has wrapped the first stop on the funtestdrive tour, but we’ve got 10 more to go! If you’re planning on stopping by and test driving an all-new smart electric drive, here’s some of the great stuff you can expect:
- PDX artists Derrick Villalpando and Thomas Hooker design a custom wrap.…
A fleet of all-new smart electric drives (including "Ed," http://twitter.com/smartusaed) is making its way across the US as part of smart's funtestdrive tour (http://smartcarfundrive.com/). These fully electric vehicles are decked out with crystal white body panels and electric green tridion safety cells. Below is the smart electric drive's product codes and design…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on April 30, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments
Hello? Is it me you’re looking for? I’m Ed, an all-new smart electric drive. I’m touring the country with smart’s funtestdrive, and I’m looking for love. Well, an owner, to be precise. The charge to my battery. The lithium to my ion. Follow me on Twitter (@smartUSAEd) as I go on speed dates and other shenanigans in search of “the one” for my fortwo. First up is L.A. Will I find my heart in Hollywood? Will it be you? Stay tuned.…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on April 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The demand for software developers and designers in Seattle is so great that one company is offering a smart as incentive for new talent. If a person can refer a lead designer, a senior software engineer, or a software engineer to EnergySavvy and the candidate gets hired, that person will receive a smart. Do you have any tech savvy friends looking for a new job? There may be a smart in it for you!
Check out the website for more information:…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on April 5, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments
After signing with the Jets, free agent Antonio Garay is taking his Hello Kitty smart from San Diego to New York City. Maybe he’ll swing by smart Headquarters in Montvale, NJ on his way to MetLife Stadium! http://smart.cr/Z9Nny1…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on April 4, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments
smart USA Insider is getting a makeover, and the members are in the driver’s seat! Take a look at the banners below and vote for your favorite in the comments section. The image with the most votes on April 10th will become the official header for smart USA Insider!
Just like the car itself, no two smart owners are exactly alike. Visit smartUSA.com and check out the Owner's Studio to learn more about your fellow smarties: http://smart.cr/11RRlza. Don’t forget to share your stories and photos with us for your chance to be featured on the site!…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on March 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
We worked with a few smart drivers to create these fun videos highlighting the car and its lifestyle. Check them out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.…
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.
Added by sUSAi Admin on March 20, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments