• Posted August 4th 2017 7:49 am
    Climate fears push electric car production and sales
    Swedish carmaker Volvo just grabbed headlines by announcing that starting in 2019 all its cars will have electric engines. France is the latest country to announce it will ban gas and diesel cars within a couple of decades. Move over, gas guzzlers! The plug-in cars are here. Volvo and France woke me up to a quiet revolution that has happened in the decade or so since "electric car" meant Tesla, and "hybrid" meant Prius. Now every car maker offers at lea...
  • Posted August 3rd 2017 8:20 am
    A New Smart Car Electric Vehicle: Why, Yes. Yes, It Is.
    The Smart car brand unveiled a new-generation Smart electric vehicle at the Paris Motor Show, to go on sale in the United States in 2017, starting with the hardtop version in the spring, and a convertible in the summer. The new version, the 2017 Smart fortwo coupe electric drive, recharges in less than half the time of the model it replaces, although that’s still 2½ hours. The company claims a range of about 99 miles on a full charge. That’s based on Eu...
  • Posted August 2nd 2017 7:32 am
    Do Weight Losses Make Today’s Cars Less Safe?
    In a crash test involving a tiny Smart and a big Mercedes-Benz, both held their own! The auto industry has put its vehicles on weight-loss diets to meet federal fuel-economy targets. But does that mean lighter models will fare poorly in crashes with heavyweights? At the Center for Automotive Research’s 2017 Management Briefing Seminars here, CAR CEO Jay Baron asks Florian Schek, BMW’s head of lightweight design and vehicle weight, if lightweight cars ...
  • Posted August 1st 2017 7:44 am
    New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles
    Mercedes-Benz announced the price of its new electric 2017 Smart Fortwo: $23,800 for the hard-top coupe and $28,000 for the cabrio with a sliding canvas roof. The new coupe’s price is $1,200 less than the outgoing model, but the cabrio’s price is exactly the same. Besides the price, there are some practical improvements for the new Fortwo EV. There are a few more batteries on board — 96 lithium-ion cells versus the old 93 — though the battery capacity s...
  • Posted July 28th 2017 8:11 am
    FDNY Ladder 111's Men Pick Up a Smart Car Like It Were a Toy
    There's never been a debate whether or not the firemen of the New York Fire Department, a.k.a. the FDNY, are strong enough. However, there are still times where their strength impresses the normally-stoic citizens of NYC. Recently, the boys of Ladder 111 in Brooklyn were unable to get down a street due to an illegally double-parked Toyota Tundra. (Ladder 111 is a 2013 Seagrave Aerialscope 75 foot tower ladder, so you can safely assume it is already a p...
  • Posted July 27th 2017 8:55 am
    This has to be the most random car render ever.
    We’ve seen some pretty outlandish car render designs lately, from artists envisioning BMW pickup trucks and BMW hypercars, to mock-ups of the mighty Mercedes-AMG Project One. This latest render from Evren Milano, the same Italian artist who brought us the magnificent Mercedes-AMG Project One render, is one of the most random yet. There’s no other way to put this – Milano has taken the face of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar and slapped it onto the body of a di...
  • Posted July 26th 2017 7:46 am
    Disturbing London launches Smart car collaboration
    Disturbing London – the music management and 360 degree entertainment company founded by Dumi Oburota and Tinie Tempah – has taken its brand partnerships business to a whole new level by designing two new Smart car models. It’s the latest move in establishing Disturbing London as a lifestyle brand as well as a music company, which has already seen it launch a fashion line and an Ibiza residency, as well as collaborating with the likes of Lynx, Nike and ...
  • Posted July 25th 2017 7:58 am
    Mercedes will Produce Batteries in One More Factory
    Earlier this year, Mercedes announced that the major plant at Unterturkheim would be transformed into production of electric motors. Now the company is starting to make batteries there. Reported Investor. The Unterturkheim plant is one of the oldest and largest plants of the conventional-engine car company and its re-orientation to electric models is significant. The company has reached an agreement with local workers' unions to unlock 250 new e-mobilit...
  • Posted July 24th 2017 7:55 am
    Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service signs up 78,000 China users in 2 months
    Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service recently expanded to China, and it's already proving very popular there. Car2Go has steadily grown to serve 29 North American and European cities over the past five years, and it just added the Chinese city of Chongqing to its network. After operating there for less than two months, Car2Go already has more than 78,000 registered users, Daimler says. There have been more than 40,000 rentals over that time—equivalent ...
  • Posted July 21st 2017 8:00 am
    TG’s Smart ForTwo Brabus review (2016-2017)
    What’s that? The fastest version of Mercedes’ smallest car – the Smart ForTwo Brabus. I thought fast Mercedes had AMG badges? They do, usually, but for some reason it’s always Brabus – peddlers of 900bhp Maybachs and other, equally outrageous tuned Mercedes – that gets the job of making Smarts more interesting. Fine with us because the result, we suspect, would be much the same. There’s only so much you can do to a car so little. Ok, what’s ne...
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  • Hello Everyone! We have been replacing the factory ignition coils in smart cars for many years now. Each time complaining and hearing owners complain on the cost of the factory coils. Some of you may not know that over the years we have expanded to several other brands in addition to the smart. With that expansion we moved in to producing some parts as well either ourselves or with well established partners that we have got to know over the years of being in business (10 years in 2018!). Over the last several years we have been offering a MAXFire line of Ignition Coils for cars like, FIAT, Jeep, Dodge and Alfa. The coils have received fantastic feedback over the years and continue to do great with the enthusiast community. Some time ago we decided there was now enough of a demand from our fellow smart owners that we could invest in making a set for the smart. As of today we are happy to announce that our new MAXFire Ignition Coils are now in stock and available! Very good quality and even a better value! Here is the direct product link: http://smartmadness.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=ignition+coil&category_id=0&product_id=2045
  • I have totaled my 2009 vehicle and would like to replace it with a Yellow Fortwo fully loaded convertible 2014 or later. Does anyone know where I might find one?
  • Can I purchase and install a second battery on a E-Smart 451?
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  • This album will highlight pictures that are posted on our Instagram page! From customer cars, daily shop pictures and even product shots.. we will keep this album updated daily. Follow us at: http://instagram.com/smartmadness
  • Set your new smart 453 apart from the rest with a completely styling package from the Legendary German MB Tuner Lorinser. As the Official North American Partner and Authorized Installer we are proud to offer and stock the full line of Lorinser Products. Visit our site or call us for more information. We ship globally and also build turn it key cars. #smart453 #smartusa #smartcar #smartfortwo #smart451 #smartfortwo453 #lorinser #lorinser_official #smartmadness #madnessautoworks #austincars #austincarlife #austincarsandcoffee #beecave #lakeway #spicewood #signalhill #longbeach #sema _______________________________________ Inquiries: info@madnessautoworks.com Business Phone: (562) 981-6800 (888) 993-7552 Website: smartmadness.com via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWc57J4Bq88/
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  • @smartchandleraz showing off the smart 453 with some stylish wheels. We carry wheels, body kits and performance parts for the 450, 451 and 453! Visit us online at SMARTMADNESS.com for the largest selection of aftermarket parts and accessories for your smart. #smartcar #smartfortwo #smartcrossblade #smartusa #eurocar #eurocarmag #eurotuner #smartcanada #scoa #smartmadness #smart #carsofinstagram #auto #car #InstaCar #spicewood #lakeway #beecave #atx #atxcars #austin #austincarlife #losangeles #longbeach #signalhill #california #madnessautoworks ______________________________________ Inquiries: info@smartmadness.com Business Phone: (562) 981-6800 (888) 993-7552 Website: SMARTMADNESS.com via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUuKhjjBtKQ/
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