SMART FORTWO / FORFOUR ED
Daimler’s SMART ForTwo and ForFour ED model series are the only vehicle brand which will sport its entire model series in both pure electric and combustion variants. Although an old stalwart on the electric vehicle scene the ForTwo is upgraded to a fourth generation late 2016 which will include an electric version of the ForFour. Buyers can expect an improvement in the charging capabilities in the new generation release.
The ForTwo ED was the first European export of an electric vehicle to China and a market leader in its home country, Germany with 40% market share for three years running. The ForTwo makes up a large component of the car2go car sharing scheme with 1400 vehicles in 3 cities.
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2017 Week 35 - Daimler unveils self-driving EQ ForTwo
Mercedes-Benz announced the creation of its new EV specific brand, EQ, at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2016. This week the luxury carmaker showed us more of its Vision EQ by unveiling the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo in the week running up to the Frankfurt Auto Show. According to the company, the Smart EQ provides a new vision of urban mobility where individualization options make the shared vehicle feel like “your” vehicle. The Smart EQ is the first vehicle from the Daimler Group to take the logical step of dispensing with a steering wheel and pedals. The Smart EQ is developed according to the German automaker’s CASE strategy which stands for the strategic pillars of connectivity (Connected), autonomous driving (Autonomous), flexible use (Shared & Services) and electric drive systems (Electric). EQ plans to introduce more than ten new electric cars by 2022, from the Smart up to a large SUV.
The Smart EQ has a battery capacity of 30kWh, nearly double that of the 2017 Smart ForTwo ED. The vehicle functions are controlled via personal mobile device or voice input, an arrangement that is intuitive, convenient and hygienic. Dispensing with conventional control elements makes the white interior appear even more spacious. The dashboard is replaced by a 24-inch (58.5 x 15.6 cm) screen which is surrounded by a rose gold-colored frame.
Daimler will also unveil the Mercedes Concept EQA teased above at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
2017 Week 21 - Mercedes Benz USA announces pricing for SmartED
Today Mercedes-Benz announced the pricing for the 2017 Smart Fortwo electric drive coupe and Cabrio to be released in the summer for the US market. The new pricing for the iconic city electric vehicle will start at only $23,800 and $28,000 for the Cabrio. Pricing excludes federal and state tax incentives, levies, and a $750 destination and delivery charge.
2017 Week 7 - Daimler to only sell electric Smart models in USA and Canada
2016 Week 39 - 2017 Models
1. Daimler’s city car brand, Smart, unveiled new electric versions of its SmartForTwo, SmartForFour, and Cabriolet models. The vehicles, designed for City living has a range of around 100miles and sports a clever new innovation to optimize the regenerative braking system by using a laser to determine the traffic nd selecting the best mode accordingly.
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