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electric drive Wish List

There has been a lot of buzz recently on forums about fast-charge options for our electric drive. We are well aware of those DC beauties with the advanced J1772 combo plugs that give you an 80% boost in 30 minutes.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 29, 2014 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

The Scoop: smart’s Logo is Changing

Hi smartsters,

As you are already seeing here on sUSAi and across all of our digital platforms, smart’s logo is changing. This is an exciting time for our brand!

The change began on July 1, 2014, and a larger brand campaign will be launched for Europe today. The smart logo or “label” as it’s known, has been updated to be more modern as well as accompany the launch of the all-new smart fortwo (C453). More to follow on the C453 this month as we are all anxious to learn about and…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 8, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

electric Drive Charging Etiquette

We are thrilled that so many people have made the switch to electric. With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles comes fresh opportunities to innovate and redefine the rules of the road.

One etiquette inquiry that has popped up on a lot on forums is "charge rage." A member of smart car of America recently wrote, "This week, for the first time, I unplugged…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on July 10, 2014 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Countdown to C453 Reveal Has Begun!

We are excited to announce that full details on the brand new C453 will finally be unveiled at next week's press announcement day on July 16th. For those who are looking for a taste of what is to come, check out our official teaser where you can see key enhancements to interior and exterior specs - upgrades that take their inspiration from the many concept vehicles produced over the last few years. Stay tuned to sUSAi for more information!…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on July 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Scoop: smart tagline testing results

Hello Insiders!

The time has come to finally reveal our tagline testing results! After carefully sorting through all of the poll submissions, we were able to compile the following findings about our proposed new tagline, "smart, engineered with Mercedes-Benz:"

- 70% of people who read the line said it made them feel that the car was safer.

- 82% said it made them feel that the car was more well-crafted.

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Added by sUSAi Admin on July 8, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Scoop: smart cities project

Hi smartsters,

I’m Julia Knittel, and over the past year I have been working on a new project called “smart cities,” which tests out some new things for smart in various cities around the world.

First of all, what is the smart cities project? The Head of smart global, Dr. Annette Winkler, was inspired when she noticed that certain cities around the world (think of Paris and Rome, for example) had overwhelmingly adopted smart into their culture, to the extent that she often saw…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on May 2, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

The Scoop: smart USA Insider Updates

Hi Smart Insiders!
 
We wanted to let you know that we’ve made a few subtle changes to the smart USA Insider’s community with our members in mind. We hope that the improvements will elevate your experience when interacting with the site and reinforce the fact that your participation is valued.
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Added by sUSAi Admin on May 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

smart Showcases the Latest and Greatest at NYIAS

smart is proud to be featured alongside Mercedes-Benz at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The show, which opened on April 18th, offers car fans the chance to check out brand new models as well as get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s next on the horizon for the biggest names in the automotive industry.



smart came ready to impress, toting four different editions of our beloved car. The vehicle that garnished the most buzz was the latest addition to the smart family…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on April 18, 2014 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

The Scoop: smart Update and Introducing "Electricuriouis"

Hello Insiders! It’s been quite a while since I contributed to “The Scoop.”  For many of us, spring has not only come in like a lion, but it’s going out like one too.  For smart however, March overall has been and is continuing to be a lion, but for all good reasons.



Sales of our current 451 chassis are strong and we’re on pace to crack 650 units sold for the month. The eBike is beginning to make its way to showrooms in Portland and San…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on April 11, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Scoop: Updates to the Insiders Community

Hi Smart Insiders!
 
We wanted to kick off the week by letting you know that we’ve made a few subtle changes to the smart USA Insider’s community with our members in mind. We hope that the improvements will elevate your experience when interacting with the site and reinforce the fact that your participation is valued.…
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Added by sUSAi Admin on April 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

smart Accessories Collection

Driving a smart is not just a car, it's a lifestyle! We're getting ready to revamp our smart accessories collection and want to hear from you. What awesome lifestyle equipment do you think smart should carry?

We'd love to see your thoughts in the comments below.

Added by sUSAi Admin on February 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

BRABUS Rims Giveaway Update! The Finished Product.

Derek Sweeney was the lucky winner of our Brabus rims giveaway a few months back. He sent us some pics of his smart rollin' on these awesome new rims, so we figured we'd share. Thanks Derek! These turned out awesome.…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on February 7, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Stats on the new smart e-bike

Uphill. Downhill. It’s all easy with smart's new electric assist bike. We'll be rolling out a pilot program in select US cities this year, so stay tuned for more info on how you can get your hands on smart's latest addition to its urban mobility lineup. In the mean time, here are some stats that are sure to get you excited:



Range: 62 miles

Charging Time (0-100%): 4-5 hours

Max. Speed: 20 mph

Max. Tourque: 7.9 lb-ft

Electric Motor: 350 watt

Battery: 423 Wh…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on February 3, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

Brabus Rims Giveaway

Hey smart USA insiders! Want a sexy set of glossy black 15” BRABUS rims, as well as tires for your smart? Of course you do. And it just so happens that we want to give some away. To enter, reply to this post and attach a photo of your smart and you’ll be in the running to win. Good luck!  …

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Added by sUSAi Admin on October 21, 2013 at 5:30pm — 45 Comments

smart at National Plug In Day



This weekend smart took part in the National Plug In Day festivities in LA. Electric enthusiasts from around the country converged on California to celebrate a day to plug in, recharge, and get amped about thefuture of electric mobility. Check out these pictures from the event at the link below:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 30, 2013 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Pimp My (small, eco-friendly) Ride

"Gas was killing me and I thought, 'Let me get one of these smart cars and customize and see how it goes,'" said Craig Hoi Pong, the 35-year old who owns Hoi Pong Customs shop in Sunrise, Fla. "I'm not at the mercy of the gas pump (now), but I wanted it to look cool.”

Take a look at Craig’s smart and the customizations that make it uniquely his:…

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Added by sUSAi Admin on September 27, 2013 at 3:56pm — 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: http://www.smartusa.com/models/electric-drive/overview.aspx

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 23, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

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. http://smart.cr/16SgsbZ

Added by sUSAi Admin on September 17, 2013 at 1:52pm — 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

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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. http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/221950991.html

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

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