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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.”

More Battery Smarts for San Diego

July 3, 2012 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Daimler’s Car2Go Fleet Is Getting 86 More EVs

The Car2Go fleet in San Diego, which launched late last year with 300 battery electric Smart Fortwo cars, is getting 86 more, reports Abe Samari, who handles the U.S. Southwest, including Southern California, for Daimler Vehicle Innovations, LLC.

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