One of several new electric cars and concepts at last week's Paris Motor Show was the electric version of the second-generation Smart minicar.
As Smart pointed out, it's the only maker that offers the option of gasoline or electric powertrains in every model it makes.
Those are the ForTwo two-seat coupe, the ForTwo cabriolet with its roll-back cloth roof, and the Europe-only ForFour four-seat hatchback.
The new Smart was a joint development between Daimler, which owns Smart as well as its flagship Mercedes-Benz brand, and the Renault-Nissan alliance.
So the new Smarts share underpinnings with the latest generation of the Renault Twingo minicar sold in Europe....
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