The all-new smart electric drive arrives in Washington D.C. for
2-day stop to showcase America’s most affordable electric car
WHAT: smart funtestdrive tour
smart, the iconic urban microcar, arrives for a 2-day stop in Washington D.C. as part of a national funtestdrive tour that gives locals an exclusive opportunity to test the all-new smart electric drive.
The smart electric drive is the most affordable electric vehicle in the U.S. and has the smallest footprint of any car in the world. With a range of 76 miles of city driving and 122 city miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, the smart electric drive is ideal for eco-conscious commuters. Additionally, the 2013 smart electric drive arrives in the U.S. at an ideal time as gas prices continue to spike and government policies to reduce carbon dioxide allow for tax credits on sustainable vehicles.
Since its recent auto show debut, consumers and environmental enthusiasts have anticipated their chance to experience the new generation smart electric drive. Test drivers of the smart electric drive will also receive special giveaways.
WHEN: June 15 & June 16, 2013
Test drives are from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Georgetown
1201 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
VISUALS/COVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE: Six smart electric drive vehicles on display with eye-popping colors and designs. Interviews and demonstrations with a smart spokesperson; Media is invited to drive the new smart electric drive.
smart’s unique tridion safety cell, similar to the roll-cage in a race car, will be on display.
For more information on the smart funtestdrive tour visit http://smartcarfundrive.com/.
News Media Contact: Diedra Wylie 949-598-4855
smart Goes on Tour with New electric drive
Calling All Eco-Urbanites and Early Adopters:
The smart funtestdrive is electrifying eleven cities
MONTVALE, NJ – smart, the iconic microcar, hits the road on an eleven-city tour bringing the all-new smart electric drive to eco-minded urbanites across the country. Each stop on the tour offers an opportunity to drive the most affordable electric vehicle on the market, with an MSRP of $25,000 (additional federal, state and local subsidies may further reduce the cost of the car). The smart electric drive achieves 122 city MPGe, or miles per gallon gasoline equivalent.
In addition to getting behind the wheel of a unique cutting-edge electric vehicle, the tour showcases many of smart’s attributes from its virtually unlimited customization options to its patented tridion safety cell technology, which acts like the roll-cage in a race car.
The heart smart safety is the tridion safety cell, which will be on display in each city. Made largely of high-strength steel, the rigid tridion safety cell is designed to distribute impact energy over the entire width of the car body and keep its occupants safe.
smart thinks green while saving you green
The smart electric drive is a zero-emission statement that further defines the spirit of smart, which has led the auto industry in urban mobility and energy conservation. Based on the iconic smart fortwo, and available in both coupe and cabriolet styles, the new generation smart fortwo electric drive has the smallest footprint of any car on U.S. roads today and represents a key step in sustainable transportation.
The smart electric drive coupe will retail at $25,000 and the cabriolet model will retail at $28,000 when both models go on sale in the U.S. in May 2013. Customers may also be eligible for federal tax credits (which run up to $7,500) or state/local tax credits, further reducing the cost.
all about smart smart, a Daimler AG brand, has its U.S. headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey. The smart model-line consists of five fortwo models: the pure coupe, passion coupe, passion cabriolet and all electric drive versions of the coupe and cabriolet. The all-new third generation electric drive arrives in May 2013. All smart models sold in the U.S. are covered by a four-year, 50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.
Classified as ultra-low emissions vehicles by the State of California Air Resources Board, smart models are just under nine feet long, 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Despite their microcar exterior dimensions, smart vehicles are surprisingly roomy inside and have a full array of technological and safety features including the patented tridion safety cell which is designed to protect occupants in the event of a collision. All smart vehicles, designed to be 85% recyclable and over 95% reclaimable, are produced in the environmentally oriented "smartville" factory in Hambach, France. Additional information on smart can be found at www.smartusa.com.