Topia One-Seat Electric HUVO Prototype Might As Well Be Shaped Like a Coffin

With the arrival of Topia's one-seater prototype, I think it's finally safe to say the SMART car has something it can take in a fight. Called the HUVO, this diminutive electric car forgoes features like "well-being" and "sanity" for "lightweight" (330 lbs.) and "Jesus Christ watch out for that MINI Cooper!" To save… »6/28/08 5:00pm6/28/08 5:00pm

SMART Car Vending Machine Only Dispenses Marketing Materials, False Hope

Here I was, credit card in hand, ready to fly across the Pacific and purchase my very first SMART Car from a vending machine, when I'm told it's just some advertisement. Sure, SMART Cars can't float (they can barely survive the SUV-congested streets of the U.S.), and the Japanese steer on the opposite side of their… »6/15/08 3:30pm6/15/08 3:30pm