One of the world’s most unusual series-produced vehicles was launched on the market twenty years ago. It even looks different from conventional cars — the smart city coupe, which is now known as the smart fortwo. Its third generation has been on the market since 2014. After 20 years of production, it’s clear that this idea has prevailed — more than two million smarts have been sold to date. And the smart has remained true to its pioneering role: It’s the first automotive brand that aims to systematically switch its models from combustion engines to electric drive systems.
The battery-electric models from smart are the first series-produced vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz Cars EQ family. The new EQ control app smart simplifies access to electric mobility.
The smart EQ fortwo (combined power consumption: 13.1 - 12.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km)** and smart EQ forfour (combined power consumption: 13.2 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km)** are accompanied by the launch of an optimised charging technology as well as a new app around electric mobility.
This app combines numerous items of car-related information, such as the current charge level, the control of vehicle functions such as pre-entry climate control and charge management, and displays the corresponding information in personalised form. Another new feature is the 22 kW on-board charger with fast charging function.
smart EQ control app: The perfect digital companion
The new smart EQ control app, which will probably be available from mid-2018, is simple, straightforward and entertaining in typical smart style. With the personalised app, customers can always keep their eye on the current status of their vehicle and control the pre-entry climate control from their smartphone. In addition, intelligent push notifications inform the driver about important events around their electric smart. The built-in charging service now also makes it even easier to find the nearest charging station and to make the payment.
New 22 kW on-board charger with fast charging function
Zero-emissions driving is also made easier by the new 22 kW fast charger. This on-board charger permits three-phase charging at public charging stations or at a wallbox; the high-voltage battery is charged from 10 to 80 percent in under 40 minutes.
Smart has been selling only electric vehicles in the USA, Canada and Norway since 2017, and from 2020 it will be marketing only electric battery-powered vehicles in Germany and Western Europe, too. The rest of the world will follow suit shortly after.
With the smart vision EQ fortwo, smart is transposing the Daimler Mobility Vision 2030+ onto the city of the future. It is thereby showing the evolution of carsharing — with a vehicle that’s incredibly efficient but nonetheless communicative and has the “human touch.” And of course it’s completely emission-free. The smart vision EQ fortwo is the first sharing concept vehicle; it’s equipped with everything that is technically possible and is thus perfectly adapted to the needs of city living.
- Uncompromisingly autonomous
- Forward-looking carsharing
- Uncompromising individualization
- Personal butler
- Fully electric