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Nice article on the REAL EV products vs the pretenders.

Nice article on the REAL EV products vs the pretenders.

Brian H | May 6, 2012

Commenter links to an article noting that the Smart EV will be powered by Evonik, not Tesla:
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075112_2013-smart-fortwo-fresh-styl...
TM design, or something else? WUWT?

jerry3 | May 6, 2012

A co-worker had a Smart car. He rolled it just by driving on a not-so-high curb. Unless you live in an area where parking space is at a premium, the Smart car isn't so smart.

olanmills | May 7, 2012

Yeah, every time I see them, I can't believe it. They're so goofy looking and tiny, and the gas mileage isn't that good. I mean, it's better than a large car, obviously, but it's not so amazing as to justify all you're giving up. The only way I think they would make sense is if they were much cheaper than they are right now.

jerry3 | May 7, 2012

In fact, it's not as good as my 2004 Prius.

David70 | May 7, 2012

Nor the '95 Geo Metro I had in terms of mileage and available space. I could easily get 4 adults in the Geo, and the hatchback let me get a great deal in the back. Not high power (3 cyl.), but could get 55 mpg at 55 mph.