29 Jan '13, 12am

Exclusive: Smart ED could have battery lease in US; electric scooter, bike under discussion, too

Exclusive: Smart ED could have battery lease in US; electric scooter, bike under discussion, too

"When you talk to Americans, sometimes they think that green is boring. It doesn't have to be." As we said in our First Drive, the Smart ED finally makes the two-seater the car it should always have been. Matura agrees, to a point. "The car you see out there [indicating the ForStars concept ] is an electric car, and you wouldn't know it unless we tell you what's inside. To be green, or whatever your purpose is for driving new technologies, doesn't have to be boring. When you talk to Americans, sometimes they think that. What Smart brings to the table is that it can be anything you want it to be, just like the gasoline version." In the US, the electric Fortwo will be available with the bespoke Tailor Made by Brabus program. Smart USA can also wrap your new Fortwo for more personalization. Matura said even before you get to Tailor Made, there are 6,200 combinations of colors...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/01/28/smart-ed-battery-lea...

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