Newbie here. I've got a 2009 Smart that I bought used about 6 years ago, and was thinking of getting something newer in the near future. I understand that Smart is only going to be making electric vehicles (with a fairly poor mileage range) and the 2 Mercedes dealerships near me in Ohio are no longer going to be selling Smarts (although they will service them). I guess my only option is to pick up a fairly new used Smart. What year did Smart start making the new transmission? I think if I purchased a used Smart, I would like it to have that newer transmission. I have interest in an electric vehicle, but don't know where to get one and think the range would be a concern, although most of my driving is short trips. Anyone have experience with the electric version? Sorry for all the questions here, but I'm trying to figure out my options. Thanks!