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Daimler Details eSmart Production

December 11, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery and Fossil Fuel Cars Built on Same Hambach Line

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz unit is claiming the first series production of an electric vehicle in Europe as the battery version of the two-seat Smart Fortwo car is manufactured at Hambach, France. Both electric and combustion-engine cars are built on the same line at the $260 million facility, dubbed “Smartville.”
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eSmart III Production Commences

June 19, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Third-Generation Battery Fortwo Cars in Hambach, France

Daimler-Mercedes has commenced production of the third-generation battery electric version of the Smart Fortwo two-seater, using new batteries and a new drivetrain.
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