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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Smart EV
Will the the introduction of a electric powered Smart be a smart idea? Of course it will; with gas prices rising daily, this could be the car that can possibly jump start the Smart division and bring it back to profitability. Only time will tell, but this looks like a sure sign that they are heading into the right direction. Here is a piece from Leftlane News with more details about the Smart EV.
DaimlerChrysler today announced that an all-electric version of the Smart Fortwo will be available in the near future. The automaker will first run a market trial for the car over in Britain. Initially, it will be leased to select corporate customers. If all goes well, we may see the car offered in other markets, including here in North America. The Fortwo EV offers even better in-town performance than its gasoline powered stablemate, with 0-30 mph in 6.5 seconds. The Smart EV also sets a new benchmark in the electric vehicle sector; it has 30kW output and a top speed of 70 mph. Smart will begin selling its cars in the United States in 2008. It's not known if the 'EV' model will be ready for mass sale by that time, though it remains a distinct possibility.
Source:LeftLane News
posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 7/12/2006 07:17:00 PM    
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