No more Smarts in North America
At the end of the current model year, Daimler is to ends sales of the Smart in the USA and Canada, where the small car has only been available with an electric drive since 2017. In addition, Smart-boss Katrin Adt will assume a new management position within the Group as of 1 July.
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 […]
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.
Brabus presents tuned Smart EQ Fortwo Cabrio
At the Geneva Motor Show, the tuning forge Brabus is presenting the Ultimate E Shadow Edition, an electric compact car based on the Smart EQ Fortwo Cabrio with a 68 kW power boost. The very a limited edition of 28 units is up for sale starting at 64,900 Euro.
Mercedes wants to make Smart hip all over
Daimler is ready to party, or at least their youngster, and soon to be all-electric Smart label is. They created what they call their “smart mobile disco” aka a “workstation for DJs” in an attempt to link the brand to club culture.
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.
Daimler starting electric cup with Smarts
Daimler has announced the Smart EQ ForTwo E-Cup for this year. The race will feature a small series using 16 electric Smart cars in Italy. The races will commence on the 8th and 9th of July with a double race on a street track in Turin.