New Dutch Sport: Smart Car Tossing

August 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from www.treehugger.com
Police fear the bizarre trend will spread to the UK and the rest of Europe.

smart-car-canal.jpg

Eco-friendly Smart cars are small enough to be picked up by just a few people and dumped into the Dutch capital’s canals, reports De Telegraaf newspaper.

One victim Casper de Jong was woken by police after they found his Smart floating in the waterway outside his apartment.

Mr de Jong said: “Several weeks ago the same thing happened to my companion’s Smart. Both cars were a complete write-off.”

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the Smart people aren’t too thrilled that this is happening and understandably so. I imagine if this is seen as too widespread of a problem they may worry people might reconsider purchasing the super-efficient vehicles.

But when one of the major selling points of the vehicles, is their tiny size, what is the company to do?

Japanese Smart Car Vending Machine photo

After all, these vehicles have been marketed specifically on their small size. A marketing campaign in Japan (see picture above) went so far as to put a Smart Car in what looked like a vending machine.

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