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smart partners with Vectrix on electric scooters with launch in 2014
29 November 2012
smart is expanding its portfolio of electrically driven vehicles designed for urban traffic by cooperating with the electric two-wheeler specialist Vectrix.
In addition to the smart electric drive and the smart ebike, in 2014 the smart scooter will be launched on the market. With the introduction of the electric scooter, smart will offer a complete portfolio of electrically driven vehicles for short, medium and long distances of up to 140 kilometers (87 miles).
smart is developing and producing the electric scooter in close cooperation with Vectrix, which was founded in 1996 and has been building electric scooters in series production for years.
Separately, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, said that when the smart brand introduces the smart electric drive next year in the US, the EV will attain 122 MPGe in the city—less than the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (2012 model EPA-rated at 126 MPGe), but higher than the other battery-electric vehicles currently on the market.
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