Tag: Smart

Sep 6, 2021 - 12:03 pm

Smart reveals electric SUV concept at the IAA

With the Concept #1 at the IAA Mobility in Munich, Smart gives a concrete preview of the first series model of the new all-electric vehicle generation. Instead of a small electric two-seater, there will be an SUV model from Smart in the future.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 12:47 pm

Daimler to present the EQE at the IAA

Daimler is planning eight premieres at the IAA Mobility from 7 to 12 September in Munich, five of which are fully electrically powered models. Among them is the electric E-Class counterpart EQE, but also a European premiere of an already presented electric model.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 09:32 pm

New details on the scope of Geely SEA e-platform

Details on the scope of Geely’s SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) electric platform have come to light. According to a media report, there will be five versions of the electric platform for all relevant vehicle classes, and these will always have two battery options.

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Jun 8, 2021 - 11:29 pm

Share Now sees 11,000 electric-driven trips per day

Car-sharing provider Share Now has provided insights into statistics on the use of electric vehicles in its European car-sharing fleet. The company now operates 2,900 BMW, Mini, Smart and Fiat electric cars at four all-electric and four partially electric locations.

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Apr 7, 2021 - 05:09 pm

Mercedes-Benz Cars sold 59,000 electrified cars in Q1 2021

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Cars sold around 59,000 electrified cars worldwide in Q1/2021, including more than 16,000 fully electric passenger cars. This corresponded to a share of around ten per cent of total sales; in Europe, the share of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in sales even exceeded 25 per cent.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 12:09 pm

Daimler finds buyer for Hambach factory

The Daimler Group has now officially confirmed that its plant in Hambach, France, is to be sold to Ineos. The British group will take over the plant in the coming weeks after final details have been clarified. A solution has been found for the production of the electric Smart.

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Jul 5, 2020 - 03:06 pm

Daimler in talks to sell French Hambach plant

Daimler plans to sell its plant in Hambach, France, where they build the Smart electric vehicles. In 2018, Daimler had announced that the factory would also make a compact model of the electric car brand EQ, presumably the EQB.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 01:54 pm

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.

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Nov 21, 2019 - 11:37 am

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.

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Sep 5, 2019 - 02:25 pm

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.

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Jul 23, 2019 - 01:18 pm

BAIC buys 5% of Daimler

Following Geely, BAIC is now also joining Daimler. The BAIC Group has acquired a stake of around five per cent in Daimler AG, according to the German automotive group. Daimler and BAIC have a long-standing strategic partnership.

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May 15, 2019 - 01:50 pm

The last dinosaur

For a bit of fossil-fuelled nostalgia before Daimler’s Smart brand becomes purely electric next year, the German company is launching a series of its final 21 combustion engine vehicles in a limited collector’s edition.

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May 13, 2019 - 06:11 pm

Daimler Ambition 2039: a CO2-neutral fleet line-up

The future Chairman of Daimler’s Board of Management, Ola Källenius, presented his sustainability targets for the passenger car sector under the heading “Ambition 2039”. During the next 20 years, the new range of Mercedes-Benz Cars is to become completely CO2-neutral.

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Apr 2, 2019 - 02:20 pm

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 […]

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Mar 28, 2019 - 01:38 pm

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.

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Mar 27, 2019 - 03:31 pm

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.

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Mar 25, 2019 - 03:23 pm

Smart’s future in the balance

Daimler wants to decide this year about the future of its small car brand Smart. Under the incoming new CEO Ola Källenius, the little car may fall victim to pressure to make savings at Daimler. Smart boss Katrin Adt is already looking for a partner in China to lower costs.

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Jan 31, 2019 - 05:54 pm

Kamenz: A visit to Daimler’s battery assembly factory

Daimler’s battery assembly facility in Kamenz is the cornerstone of a battery production network spanning a total of seven production facilities around the world. Our colleagues from electrive.net were recently able to accompany the assembly of Mercedes Benz batteries – an exclusive factory visit.

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Sep 30, 2018 - 02:31 pm

Smart Forease gives peek at the brand’s future

Smart is celebrating their 20th birthday at the Paris Motor Show with their new show car Forease. The electric concept is based on the Smart EQ Fortwo Cabrio, and has been announced to showcase the future direction for the company.

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Aug 6, 2018 - 03:49 pm

Daimler to make electric Smart cars in China?

Daimler is in talks with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), a unit of its Chinese partner Beijing Automotive Group to start building the electric Smart in China. The information was revealed by sources close to the matter but yet awaits official confirmation.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 01:22 pm

Daimler appoints sales whizz Katrin Adt as Smart CEO

Daimler has appointed Katrin Adt to lead the Smart brand into its electric future as she will succeed Annette Winkler this September. Like Winkler, Adt is a Daimler veteran and has held leading positions since 1999. Her challenge will be to reverse the trend of falling sales during the time of transition.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 04:04 pm

Daimler reforms coal plant into EV battery storage unit

Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy has turned a coal power plant into an energy storage facility. It holds close to 2,000 electric car batteries for a combined capacity of near 10 MWh available to the energy market. On top, these batteries may also return to power new smart electric vehicles.

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Jun 20, 2018 - 05:05 pm

Brand new electric Smart cars to share in Stuttgart

The car2go fleet in Mercedes’ home town Stuttgart is the first to include the electric Smart of the latest generation. They boast the new faster charger and Smart wants to complete the exchange of all 500 electric cars with new ones this autumn.

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