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Pre-Paree: Paris Motor Show Set for Oct. 4

Pre-Paree: Paris Motor Show Set for Oct. 4

Alternative-fuel vehicles will be front and center at this year’s Paris Motor Show, which opens Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 19 at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles. In…

EV, Hybrid Cash-Back Offers Tops in Industry

EV, Hybrid Cash-Back Offers Tops in Industry

As carmakers pull out all the stops to boost the final month of first quarter sales, cash-back offers on hybrids and electric cars are among the best in the industry.…

Smart Electric Drive Wins ‘Greenest’ Award

Smart Electric Drive Wins ‘Greenest’ Award

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) this week presented its “greenest” car award to the 2014 Smart Electric Drive. Smart ED was able to best last year’s winner,…

Car Safety Tips for Buyers

Car Safety Tips for Buyers

Though not yet standard on U.S. cars, backup cameras and forward-collision warning systems are two newer safety features that experts say might reduce accidents by significant margins. Both the Insurance…

EV Price War: It’s On!

EV Price War: It’s On!

Both Daimler and GM made price cut announcements for their respective electric cars this week, the Smart Electric Drive and the Chevy Volt. The U.S. car giant cut Volt’s sticker…

Smart Electric Gets Price Reduction

Smart Electric Gets Price Reduction

Representatives for Smart, an automotive branch of Daimler AG, announced a major price cut for the Smart Electric Drive car and a new plan under which buyers can lease the…

Smart Car Reaches Production Milestone

Smart Car Reaches Production Milestone

Daimler’s Smart car achieved a production milestone this week when unit number 1,500,000, an electric Smart Fortwo Cabrio, rolled of the assembly line in Hambach, Germany. July and August will…

Smart Electric Headed to Boston Showrooms

Smart Electric Headed to Boston Showrooms

The Smart Electric Drive car will officially go on sale in Boston May 13 for $25,000, before any federal or state tax credits. A spokesperson for the automaker pointed out…

Smart Fortwo EV Coming to U.S.

Smart Fortwo EV Coming to U.S.

Smart has announced that its electric Fortwo will be available in both cabriolet and hatch versions in U.S. showrooms this year. The small EV, officially called Smart Fortwo Electric Drive,…

Smart Forstars Concept for the Future

Smart Forstars Concept for the Future

Does the Smart Forstars concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show give a hint at future design direction for the Daimler subsidiary’s compact Fortwo two seater? Head of Smart, Dr. Annette Winkler, gave an…

Expendables 2: The Schwarzenegger Smart Car

Expendables 2: The Schwarzenegger Smart Car

In a movie that looks like it torched over a million gallons of petroleum for special effects, you might not expect to see a highly fuel-efficient vehicle like the Smart…

Simon Cowell, Smart Car Celeb

Simon Cowell, Smart Car Celeb

The man with the power to make or break entertainment careers is quite the car enthusiast. Normally, however, Cowell’s tastes run toward high-end sports cars and the occasional Rolls Royce.…

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