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Daimler pulls the plug on electric smart car sales in US, Canada

Daimler is ending sales of its diminutive all-electric smart fortwo cars in the U.S. and Canada, officially pulling the plug on a vehicle that has struggled to gain ground in North America as the German automaker prepares to bring the brand to China, TechCrunch has learned. Smart won’t be sold in the U.S. and Canada ...

Daimler Mulls Pulling Plug On Smart In The U.S.

04.18.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Minuscule sales following the brand’s shift to electric-only in the U.S. doesn’t bode well for its longevity. While Smart as a global brand was granted a stay of execution last month, its future in the United States is apparently still in doubt. Britta Seeger, Daimler board member for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, told Motor Trend at ...

Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $150 million investment

Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth over $1 billion. The company, which announced a $170 million funding led by Daimler and a partnership with the famed German automaker, started building out its first production lines for its battery materials last year. That first line is capable of producing the material ...

March 2019 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

04.02.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Will March U.S. EV sales pull us out of the slump and set new records? March will mark the 42nd month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. While January showed notable year-over-year growth, deliveries were down as expected. February U.S. electric car sales barely topped last ...

Smart’s Switch To Electric Only May Be Death Of Brand

04.02.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

It is believed the brand loses $565 million to $792 million per year. Founded in 1994 but launched in 1998, Smart is Daimler’s subsidiary for small city cars which is based in the city of Boblingen, Germany. It’s still marketed in more than 40 countries around the world but its future seems to be quite unclear. In ...

Daimler Forms Global Joint Venture With Geely To Develop Smart

03.29.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Daimler seeks a new way for smart through a JV with Geely Daimler and Geely Holding announced an intention to form a 50:50 joint venture, which will develop and operate the smart brand globally. The deal announced in the middle of the huge transformation to electric only cars, seems like sales of half of the smart ...

Over 10% Of Smart & Nissan Sales In Western Europe Are BEVs

03.05.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The transformation to BEVs progresses Sales data compiled by industry analyst Matthias Schmidt (schmidtmatthias.de) reveals all-electric car sales share out of the overall result for particular brands in Western Europe in January 2019. The results are quite interesting and sometimes surprising. The highest share of over 13% is noted by smart, but it’s hard to ...

Smart Forease+ Concept Is A Cute, Tiny Convertible

03.04.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The little EV comes with a removable bright orange soft top. If the name “Forease” seems a bit familiar and the design reminds you of another concept, there’s a logical explanation. Smart’s Geneva-bound showcar takes after the Forease introduced last October at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, but it swaps the speedster body style for a convertible by ...

Brabus Ultimate E Shadow Edition Smart Fortwo Debuts

03.03.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Brabus gives this Smart Fortwo a name that’s bigger than the car. The Brabus Ultimate E Shadow Edition Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabriolet debuts bringing a whole lot more luxury to the little droptop at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and the famous tuner is only building 28 of them. Brabus imagines the Ultimate E Shadow Edition as a tender vehicle to its ...

Smart Forease+ Concept Celebrates Brand’s All-Electric Future

03.03.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

This is what future Smarts will look like. Literally. Smart’s future is unclear – some reports suggested the brand could disappear entirely, but for the time being, it will focus on all-electric vehicles. In fact, most of the brand’s ICE-powered models will be discontinued soon and will be replaced by electric versions. What better way to ...