More than 13,000 Austin city employees have the opportunity to use the car2go smart vehicles not only for business but also for private use. Billing is handled with the same degree of simplicity and flexibility as every aspect of car2go – the rates are all-inclusive: fuel, maintenance, insurance, miles and parking. A car2go service team on the ground will handle daily maintenance of the vehicles. Read more about this great car2go car-sharing program.
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The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid bus is powered by two fuel cell systems of the same type used in the B-Class F-CELL car. Improved fuel cell components and hybridization with lithium-ion batteries allows the Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid to consume almost 50 percent less hydrogen compared to the preceding generation.
smart plant in Hambach, France was selected as location for future large-scale production of the smart fortwo electric drive, which will be equipped with the most modern lithium-ion-battery and will be offered to customers through the smart sales network by 2012.
Second generation electric smart fortwo aims for November 2009 rollout to leasing customers in major cities for a four-year 60,000 km (37,300 miles) test runs, and a 2012 availability at dealers. Specs include efficient lithium-ion battery, 30 kW electric motor, 120 Nm (88.5 ft-lbs) of torque, and a range of 84 miles per charge.
For model year 2010 the smart fortwo cdi has been given a clear power boost, yet it remains just as economical and environmentally friendly as before. In future the state-of-the-art three-cylinder diesel engine will produce 21 percent more power and deliver approximately 18 percent more maximum torque. Although this extra power makes the popular two-seater car noticeably livelier, it does not affect its exemplary fuel consumption.
New smart fortwo buyers can get maximum rebate from Cash For Clunkers program, regardless of traded-in car. The EPA has listed the smart fortwo as the top two-seater class for fuel economy for the 2009 model year. CleanFleetReport.com has the smart on its list of New Cars that Already Meet 2016 Fuel Economy Standards.
The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS,) or “Cash For Clunkers” program is the federal program that helps consumers purchase a new, more efficient vehicle when an older, less efficient vehicle is traded in. Expect dealer showrooms to have increased traffic between now and November 1, and fewer polluting cars on the roads. But there are downsides as well.
Enough of the talk of small cars claiming they get the best gas mileage around. Edmunds took the Prius, Jetta, Focus and smart cars to a fuel economy battle, but along the way they missed out on drawing any clear conclusion from the test.
This is a collection of interesting smart fortwo cdi diesel cars on YouTube. I’ll continue to add to this post with new videos as I find them.
Tweet Based on information available on the official smartusa.com site, U.S. markets won’t get a diesel version yet for 2009 model year. I’m a little disappointed. It’s one of the reasons I’m holding out from buying a first U.S. smart model. I was so looking forward to a smart powered by Mercedes’ Bluetec technology. According to […]