Daimler's SMART coming to the U.S.

smart car

Daimler-Benz's diminutive SMART car is coming to America. Specialty vehicle company ZAP (for Zero Air Pollution) has won approval from the U.S. government to distribute a version of the popular car that's been modified to meet U.S. emissions and safety standards. Pricing is said to run from about $12,000 to $20,000. While we dig the car's fuel efficiency (60 mpg!), style and size, we'd still be terrified to drive it on America's SUV-clogged highways. However, it should be a natural for cities like New York, where it may even be able to beat BMW's Mini at squeezing into tight parking spots.

[Via Futurismic]