Smart prices 2017 electric 2-seat coupe from $24,550

As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its redesigned 2017 Smart Electric Drive coupe by $1,200 when it goes on sale this summer.

American cars: Fast and furious these days

The horses in the auto industry are running free. If a 1976 driver were to somehow get behind the wheel of a 2017 car, whiplash would likely result. Horsepower in the U.S. has almost doubled in recent decades, with the median model climbing from 145 hp to 283 stallions.

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