Mercedes & Geely joint venture for Smart ready to go
The China joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Geely around Smart announced at the end of March last year has now been formally established with all relevant final approvals from Chinese authorities. The first electric Smart cars made in China are to be launched on the market in 2022.
Smart names prices for incoming electric models
Smart has published the price list for the new edition of its electric models in Germany presented in September. The list prices remain unchanged compared to the predecessor models. It looks likely this will be the case across Europe.
Smart reveals revised EQ models
Smart has revealed the revised EQ family that will make its debut at the IAA. The Fortwo and Forfour models, which are only available electric for some time now, have both been given a facelift, while the drive remains unchanged.
Share Now to expand electric fleet in Europe
The number of electric vehicles at Share Now’s European locations is to be increased to over 4,000 total vehicles during the course of the year. The company, which emerged from the merger of Car2go and DriveNow (from BMW and Daimler), plans to increase the proportion of electric vehicles in Europe to 26 per cent by […]
The future of Daimler’s Smart secured with Geely
Daimler confirms the latest rumours about the future of its small car brand Smart – so now it is official: Daimler and Geely will establish a joint venture based in China to further develop the Smart brand as a global EV manufacturer.
Daimler considers selling 50% of Smart to Geely
Daimler is said to be about to sell half of its subsidiary brand Smart to its Chinese major shareholder Geely. The official announcement of the takeover of 50 per cent of the Smart shares is apparently going to take place before the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
Hubject & Daimler enable app-less charging
Daimler and Hubject have successfully completed the pilot test phase for their project Plug&Charge with charging station operator Ebee Smart Technologies. The new Smart EQ is also Daimlers first car that already is capable of using the system.