The Smart Automotive is a division of Daimler AG, developed and markets the Smart Fortwo. The headquarters in Böblingen, Germany, smart has sold a number of cars and mini-car limousine and has its main manufacturing plant in Hambach, France. Annette Winkler as the CEO of Smart brilliant since 2010 used a tiny logo as a trademark and logo inclusion of the letter “c” for “compact” and an arrow for “forward thinking”.
The design concept for brilliant cars starts associated with Swatch in the late 1980s. After a period of support from Volkswagen, ist model was finally launched by Daimler-Benz in October 1998 Different variations of the original model launched with the original design, called Smart Fortwo, now in its second generation and electric. The brilliant models are marketed worldwide, including Asia, the Americas, Australia and Europe and are in combustion, electrical and Sports models.
In addition to the original short Smart Fortwo a sporty Smart Roadster, a limited production of 2,000 former Crossblade smart concept and a city car Smart Forfour was offered. These were now been abandoned. There are also plans to be introduced French crossover is based on the body of the AWD ForFour and equipment of the Mercedes C-class named industrialization Formore, but that was at the 11th hour due to canceled adverse currency fluctuations and spending cuts by losses elsewhere driven in Intelligent.
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
An all-electric version of the Fortwo, smart Fortwo electric drive (formerly known as Smart EV known) start the manufacturing of field tests began in 2006. London with 100 units in 2007, and second generation produced a total of 2,000 units in 2009 and launched worldwide in 18 markets for rental or by Car2Go carsharing service in San Diego and Amsterdam. Production of the second generation of the smart Fortwo electric drive started in November 2009 in Hambach, France.
Emergency services include a lithium-ion battery from Tesla Motors with a capacity of 14-kilowatt hours (50 MJ) delivered. The range of a fully charged battery enables up to 135 km (84 miles) in the New European Driving Cycle Cycle (NEDC). All-electric range officials of the US Environmental Protection Agency 63 miles (101 km) rated the Smart ED with a combined fuel economy of 87 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (mpg-e) (2.7 l petrol equivalent / 100 km; 104 mpg gasoline equivalent -IMP).
The smart Fortwo electric drive of the third generation is expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2013 to life in the United States and Europe, Daimler plans to mass produce electric cars with availability in 30 markets worldwide. The smart Fortwo electric drive of the third generation has been at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 2011 revealed major differences with the second-generation model has a powerful electric motor, acceleration, and top speed improved, a new battery lithium-ion battery that the area of ??140 km (87 mi) will increase, and an option to load QuickTime available
Intelligent vehicles use a very small front crumple zone. The new Smart Fortwo is the 5 stars in the Euro NCAP adult occupant protection and 2 of the 4-star humdrum protection test awarded 4, but has not for incumbent safety children as it s tested ‘no rear seats. The original chip was awarded 3 out of 5 stars for adult occupant protection. In US tests with a five-star Smart received a four-star rating for the driver of a frontal impact and five-star safety for the driver of a side impact. Its also rated “good” for front and side impact protection in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests.
In April 1, 2009 40mph frontal offset crash test between fortwo and Mercedes C-class, “the intelligent walked the air and turned around 450 degrees” caused “extensive interventions in the space around the dummy head to toe.” The IIHS rated the smart fortwo “Poor”, notes that “multiple injuries, including suitable upside down would cause the real world of a chip in a similar collision.”
The main structure of the car is a rigid structure called Tridion safety cell, which is designed to allow the deformation zones of a colliding vehicle. This design creates a “very strong safety cell” around the passenger, according to the manufacturer.