This is great news! Smart EV slated for production:
Mercedes head guy, Dieter Zetsche, announced the date in an interveiw on Saturday with a German paper (please don't make me look it up). Interestingly, he said the price would depend on whether or not they go with a lease model or not.
The Flybo is only allowed to do 25 mph regardless of what kind of batteries it uses since it hasn't, nor would it be able to, pass American crash standards.
Why risk driving a vehicle that you can't register (esecially in Ohio), not to mention a knock-off.OK, I found the article:
Yes, the Flybo is a NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) but you can drive 25 mph all electric (it can do 40 mph for those who are handy...) today or you can wait another 2 or 3 years to get the Smart EV. Would be a great second car for running to the supermarket and the like. Plus, it only costs around $10,000 to $13,000! If you had solar panels on your roof and the price of gas gets to $8 a gallon then you can see it easily paying for itself in a very short time. Not to mention the maintenance would be almost nothing.
Why risk driving a vehicle that you can't register (esecially in Ohio), not to mention a knock-off.
Wow! Total scam! It's a Flybo NEV yet the VIN is from A Smart Car. I think I even know who the guy behind this is. I wonder how difficult it would be to explain the situation to the Sheriffs Dept in Shepardsville.A new electric Smart car for sale on EBay until July 30, 2008:
Wow! Total scam! It's a Flybo NEV yet the VIN is from A Smart Car. I think I even know who the guy behind this is. I wonder how difficult it would be to explain the situation to the Sheriffs Dept in Shepardsville.