The real question is whether or not the U.S. will see a Smart Car Hybrid. People speculate that it is a possibility although when is the real question. Reports don’t confirm or deny the future existance of a U.S. Hybrid version, although honestly with the hybrid movement and such a wonderful platform already I’m sure it’s in the cards. Reports have already confirmed that we will NOT be getting the diesel version.
Here is some info about the new Smart Car hybrid technology:
The combination of an electric motor and a combustion engine makes the smart fortwo even more economical and environmentally friendly than ever. The hybrid concept reduces consumption and emissions for both the diesel and the petrol version by around 12 percent. For example, the standard consumption (NEDC) of the smart fortwo hybrid drive (hd) diesel is reduced from 3.3 litres to 2.9 litres per 100 kilometres. Carbon dioxide emissions fall from 88 to 77 grams per kilometre. This means that the CO2 champion is setting new standards for the “three litre” car. No other diesel car is more fuel-efficient and climate-friendly.