In Hambach, France the smart fortwo e-drives are starting to roll. Because lots of people are now into the environment and taking care of it, Daimler considered it important to create a car that will cater to these individuals, thus the launch of the smart fortwo electronic drive. The brand also invested €200 million on the plant to ensure that high-quality fortwos will be produced at a faster rate. Dr. Annette Winkler said, “The new smart electric drive and the expansion of the Hambach plant are two important milestones for the future of smart”, she added, “With the new smart electric drive we are further expanding our leading position in… Continue Reading »
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smart won this year’s Interactive/Physical Innovations at the International Art Director’s Club awards. This is for the interactive game called eball which shows off the dynaminism of the e-driven smart car. The eball game works like the ping pong game that we play years ago. In this game however, instead of using a joystick to drive the ball back and forth on the court, you use two smart electric drives. Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart said, “We wanted participants to experience the incredible driving fun of the electric smart and smart eball achieved that perfectly.” She added, “The aim of the game was understood immediately and anyone can just… Continue Reading »
Berlin is now going to experience the convenience of the car2go system, the largest rental fleet company in the world. Starting April 26, Berlin residents can rent one of the 1,000 smart fortwos. All they need to sign up for it once and they will be able to pick up a smart and return it to any public parking space. At present, there are already 2,000 people registered, which proves that the system is really popular in the city. Klaus Entennmann, Chairman of Daimler Financial Service said, “We’re the number one company for innovative mobility services - a fact that’s underscored by the launch of car2go in Berlin.” He added, “We… Continue Reading »
Most people who buy smart cars are those who like covenience. With a car this size, you can park it easily. However, you should not be careless in parking your car, lest you want your smart to experience what this fortwo had gone through. The smart fortwo Brabus edition was parked over a motorized bollard, and because of its weight and size, it was lifted without any problems. Well, the owner of the vehicle is the one who seems to have a problem.
smart is at it again, developing and introducing new features and functions of the car. Now, the car manufacturer will have the smart for-us premier at the Detroit Motor Show. You will be amazed by the car because aside from its environment-friendly characteristic of zero-emission and its size, they made it a pick-up! Yes, pick-up. The design: sassy and robust with extremely short overhangs Compared with the series-produced fortwo the smart for-us makes a powerful statement and its appearance plays with the martial image of conventional mega-pickups. Nevertheless, it greets the viewer with a friendly yet assertive face. It features convex and sensuously shaped body surfaces. The large brand emblem… Continue Reading »
Starting November 24, car2go will be launched in Amsterdam. It will start with 300 smart fortwo cars and these vehicles will help people travel anywhere without the hassle of booking a car in a rental office. Amsterdam will be the 5th city to have the service. Press release from Daimler AG: 300 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles set to arrive in Amsterdam by end of November 29 ct per minute makes e-mobility affordable for everyone New pricing model for all European car2go locations car2go today announced the official launch of one of the world’s first large scale all-electric vehicle carsharing fleets in Amsterdam. Beginning November 24th, 300 smart fortwo electric… Continue Reading »
Because Car2go has been very successful in countries like Germany and Canada, it is now expanding to another country in the European market – France. Specifically in Lyon. Starting 2012, Car2go will put in a fleet of 200 low emission smart fortwo cars so that people who needs them can rent it easily. The concept of Car2go is that the customers have the ability of searching the vehicle nearest their area through their website www.car2go.com or a smartphone application. They can rent it as long as they like and they don’t even have to reserve or rent it out in advance. Since its launch, there are now over 45,000 members… Continue Reading »