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Old 04-30-2019, 08:46 AM   #171 (permalink)
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Smart went EV-only a couple of years ago. Not surprisingly, that did nothing to arrest its sales decline. (Fiat 500, take note!)


Coincidentally, I noticed a new-ish Fortwo in my parents' neighbourhood recently. I eyed it carefully to see if it was the EV, but wasn't sure.

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Old 04-30-2019, 09:26 AM   #172 (permalink)
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Smart went EV-only a couple of years ago. Not surprisingly, that did nothing to arrest its sales decline. (Fiat 500, take note!)
The Smart EQ only has a 58 mile range, goes 0-60 in 11.7 seconds, and starts at $24,000. We have 6 at work for pool cars and they are pretty horrible.

Mercedes kept it around to harvest ZEV credits. With the EQC coming for 2020 they don't need the Smart anymore
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:59 PM   #173 (permalink)
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"What are the benefits of electric cars?"
[engineers start listing advantages]
"Let's design an electric car without any of those!"

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