10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius

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10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius
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Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have… Continue Reading...

smart fourjoy Concept Unveiled in Frankfurt, Still Not Wothy of Capital Letters

smart fourjoy Concept Unveiled in Frankfurt, Still Not Wothy of Capital Letters
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The folks at Daimler’s smart division revealed a new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Supposedly their forjoy design study is a forerunner to a next-generation car. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars: Catch ‘em While You Can

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Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars: Catch ‘em While You Can
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Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and California are armed with a legislative battleaxe and they’re bringing it to bear against the automotive industry. Fuel-economy regulations are hitting like a war hammer, disrupting the market and crushing carmakers. In a mad dash to meet upcoming CAFE standards manufacturers are dramatically shifting their product offerings. Downsized vehicles, hybrid… Continue Reading...

2012 Smart ForTwo CityFlame Smolders in Obscurity

2012 Smart ForTwo CityFlame Smolders in Obscurity
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In an effort to jazz up its lame lineup, the folks at smart showed off a new special-edition model at the Detroit Auto Show today. The cityflame package is the latest in a long line of special models from Daimler’s economy-minded brand. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today

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Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today
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  In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles. The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all… Continue Reading...

Smart Car Recreates Classic Video Game, in Real Life

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Smart knows exactly how electric cars are perceived by the general public; as small and economic vehicles that you buy to save money on gas. But opinions can be changed, and Smart staged a clever marketing event which aimed to prove that acceleration and performance are also part of its electric cars persona.  The idea is… Continue Reading...

Rinspeed Dock+Go is a Backpack on Wheels for Electric Cars: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Rinspeed Dock+Go is a Backpack on Wheels for Electric Cars: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Making its way to the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show will be Rinspeed’s Dock + Go creation, an innovative yet strange concept that will leave some scratching their heads. The Swiss-based tuner is marketing the Dock + Go as a backpack on wheels but is also a detachable range-extender for electric cars. The product essentially… Continue Reading...

Vilner Transforms Smart ForTwo

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Dubbed Square Style, the tuners over at Vilner has transformed Smart’s ForTwo to interesting new heights. Originally commissioned for a Bulgarian businessman for advertising purposes, Vilner is now willing to offer this transformation to all those interested in making their Smart ForTwo more stylish and flashy. No performance modifications were done, but it’s evident that… Continue Reading...

Brabus Tunes Smart ForTwo Cabrio, Available in Italy Only

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Brabus Tunes Smart ForTwo Cabrio, Available in Italy Only
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Famed Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus, has continued to expand their Smart ForTwo portfolio, this time with a modified cabrio. Called the Brabus La Bleue, the modified Smart ForTwo will be available only in Italy with a limited production of just 60 units. On the outside, the special edition vehicle will sport a dark blue metallic paint… Continue Reading...

Electric Smart fortwo Production Model To Go On Sale In 2012

Electric Smart fortwo Production Model To Go On Sale In 2012
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The pint-sized smart fortwo might not be for everyone. Despite being a practical means of transportation for those who mostly drive in city centers, its quirky gearbox is a pain to use in stop and go traffic because its not the smoothest system on the planet. The smart e.d. (electric drive) on the other hand… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: Smart Forspeed EV Roadster Wins The WTF Award

Geneva 2011: Smart Forspeed EV Roadster Wins The WTF Award
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We’re all familiar with the Smart ForTwo, which is a polarizing vehicle to say the least, but initial impressions of their newest concept, the Forspeed EV Roadster, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show, are all lining up in one direction, and it’s not exactly positive. Sure, the chopped roof and windshield are kind of… Continue Reading...

Smart Forspeed EV Roadster Concept Revealed Ahead of Geneva Auto Show

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Smart Forspeed EV Roadster Concept Revealed Ahead of Geneva Auto Show
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The Forspeed concept is Smart‘s interpretation of a zero-emissions roadster, based on the only vehicle Smart currently builds: its Fortwo city car. It’s designed to complement the rest of Smart’s electric transportation lineup for really small vehicles, which includes a scooter and a bicycle. The squat, roofless car features huge, ringed headlights reminiscent of eyelashes,… Continue Reading...

Smart Scooter To Debut At Paris Auto Show

Smart Scooter To Debut At Paris Auto Show
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As part of parent company Mercedes-Benz’s quest to offer “mobility solutions”, Smart is also set to debut an electric scooter concept at the Paris Auto Show, along with rival brand MINI. The Smart scooter will actually share similar characteristics with a MINI scooter, using an electric powertrain and an already established “premium” brand as selling… Continue Reading...

Smart Car Snuggie The Work of 20 Knitting Grandmas

Smart Car Snuggie The Work of 20 Knitting Grandmas
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You just can’t keep a good idea down. First, they were made for people, next up it was redesigned for pets. Now, they’ve made a Snuggie for the Smart Car. On people, the Snuggie looks pretty hideous, but on the smart car, it looks kind of cool. Created by 20 knitting grandmas – aka the… Continue Reading...

Swarovski Crystals Make This Smart ForTwo Sparkle

Swarovski Crystals Make This Smart ForTwo Sparkle
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Holy bling Batman! You’ll need to don sunglasses to marvel at this very special edition of the Smart Fortwo convertible. Created by Anjuny, a luxury car accessory brand, this blinged-out Smart Fortwo convertible is available in China and comes covered with over 280,000 Swarovski crystals. But it doesn’t stop there – open the door and… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: Carlsson Impresses with a Stable of Modified Benzes

Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: Carlsson Impresses with a Stable of Modified Benzes
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As much as the Japanese love modifying and tuning their cars, enthusiasts in the land of the rising sun love to get their hands on a fine German luxury car. While names like Brabus might be known best in Germany, Benz-tuner Carlsson has a huge following in Japan, thanks in part to its smart marketing… Continue Reading...