And all gasoline-powered Smarts will be no more.


Sales of the little, easy-to-park Smart ForTwo, which was introduced in the US ten years ago, didn't go as well as planned, as it reached it's biggest sales numbers in the first year after launch – later, sales decreased.

According to reports from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Daimler decided to remove gasoline-powered Smarts from the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Instead, as reported by Reuters, all Smart ForTwos models that will be on sale in North America will only be available as fully electric vehicles from autumn 2017 on, joining Tesla as the only other brand in the U.S. to sell battery-powered vehicles exclusively.

In other news, the smart fortwo coupe electric drive will launch in the U.S. by spring 2017 and the smart fortwo cabrio electric drive by summer 2017.

Feb. 21, 2017 Driving photo: Daimler

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