None too Smart: Chinese Smart Clone 86'ed

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Clone purveyor, thy name is whoops. Carscoop reports Chinese automaker Shandong Huoyun has ceased building its two-seater Smart Fortwo doppelganger, following some manner of cease-and-desist missive from DaimlerChrysler. Company executives, while complying with the order, plead ignorance, saying they based their electric car on a scale model purchased over the Internet. We haven't heard the final peal from Shandong. The company will change the minicar to be just a bit less Smart, and try again. Look out, Mini.

Chinese Smart Fortwo Copycat gets the boot [Carscoop]

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Smart Not Smart: Chinese Fortwo Clone [internal]

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htrodblder-old
htrodblder

R & D in China has always meant "research and duplicate" Good for Chrysler for shutting that down.