By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct 30 (Reuters) - When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks. So the company, an environment conscious alternative vehicles distributor called ZAP , went shopping, and found what it was looking for -- in Brazil. There, a small start-up called Obvio! was busy developing a sporty and economical minicar for export. ...
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