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By Brad Berman ·
June 14, 2010

The Essential Facts about the Second-Generation All-Electric Smart ED

Size of battery, rate of accleration, top speed, range, and the other core credentials for Smart's electric micro-car.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 08, 2010

Uphill Battle for Electric Smart Car

Sales of the gas-powered Smart car started tanking as soon as gas prices dipped in 2008. The market for the ultra-cute two-seater might have run its course. As good as an electric car as the Smart format might be, it's entirely uncertain if an all-electric version of the car will revive sales.

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By John Gartner ·
June 02, 2010

For EV Charging, You Can’t Beat Free

The San Francisco Bay Area and eight cities will receive nearly 5,000 charging stations and residential charging equipment courtesy of the federal government. The Department of Energy has funded a $15 million project that will provide equipment from Coulomb Technologies of Campbell, California. Coulomb has not announced pricing or availability for its upcoming residential charging product, but CEO Richard Lowenthal assured me that it would be available in advance of any electric vehicle deliveries.

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By Zach McDonald ·
May 11, 2010

Smart ED Travels to America for AFVI Expo

The Smart Electric Drive ForTwo made its American debut this week at the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute's annual expo in Las Vegas.

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By Zach McDonald ·
May 10, 2010

Smart Aims to Inspire Visions of an Electric Future

As Smart preps for a full scale release of its ForTwo electric drive vehicle in 2012, the company is planning a series of events in Berlin, Rome, Zurich, Paris, Madrid and London that will challenge participants to envision "the city of the future."

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By Michael Coates ·
April 24, 2010

BMW EV Coming

While BMW has the Mini-E in tests now and will follow up with the 1-Series based EV, the "real deal" from the company is Megacity, coming in 2013.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 20, 2009

Germany Spurs Its Automakers to Produce Electric Cars

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition parties pledged this week to spend more than $700 million by 2011 on developing electric vehicles, as it tries to put 1 million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020. The preliminary plan, still short on details, is already meeting resistance for not going far enough.

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