Aboutthis at the annual meeting of shareholders was announced by the head of Daimler AG Dieter Zetsche. In North America, Smart has refused machines with internal combustion engine – now there are only sold fortwo electric drive and fortwo cabrio electric drive.
Fourth generation model, which debuted in the fall of 2016, equipped with the 81-horsepower electric motor and lithium-ion battery of 17.6 kWh. From a 240-volt network battery is charged in three hours from a household socket — up to 21 hours. Cruising on the American system of assessment is 58 miles or 93 kilometers. To the first “hundred” electric Smart accelerates in 11.4 seconds.
In Europe, the German brand will be completely redesigned for the release of electric cars by 2020. Smart models are quite popular in the Old world. Last year, sales of the fortwo was 65 800 machines and the sales volume of the forfour is 34 253 units.
Dieter Zetsche also said that by 2022, Mercedes-Benz will offer at least one electrified model for each market segment. And now we are already in the process of transfer to the electrically-powered vans, trucks and buses of concern.
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