Η Smart ανακοίνωσε σήμερα ότι ξεκίνησε τη κατασκευή και τις πωλήσεις του Fortwo Electric Drive τρίτης γενιάς, το οποίο θα πωλείται σε 30 χώρες με στόχο τις 10.000 πωλήσεις ετησίως. Η σημαντικότερη βελτίωση της 3ης γενιάς τους ηλεκτρικό Smart, είναι ότι χάρη στη χρήση ταχυφορτιστή, η φόρτιση των μπαταριών χωρητικότητας 17.6 kWh του, γίνεται πλέον μέσα σε 1 ώρα, 7 λιγότερες από όσες χρειαζόταν μέχρι τώρα με την αυτονομία του να ανέρχεται στα 145 χλμ.

Μηχανικά φορά έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα απόδοσης 55 kW (75 άλογα) με 130 Nm ροπής και δίνει την δυνατότητα στο αυτοκίνητο να έχει τελική ταχύτητα 125 χλμ/ώρα (αντί των 100 χλμ/ώρα της δεύτερης γενιάς) με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να τα κάνει σε λιγότερο από 13 δευτ. (3.8 δευτ. γρηγορότερα από την δεύτερη γενιά), ενώ τα 0-60 χλμ/ώρα σε 4.8 δευτερόλεπτα.

Οι τιμές του στη Γερμανία ξεκινούν από τις 18.910 ευρώ για την coupe έκδοση και 22.000 για την cabrio με τις μπαταρίες να νοικιάζονται έναντι 65 ευρώ τον μήνα. Βέβαια αν κάποιος θέλει να αγοράσει και την μπαταρία, θα πληρώσει 23.680 ευρώ για την coupe και 26.770 ευρώ για την cabrio με τις παραδώσεις θα ξεκινήσουν από τα τέλη του καλοκαιριού.

[Πηγή: Smart]

Δελτίο Τύπου

Start of Production and Sales of the New smart fortwo electric drive

  • smart plant in Hambach, France, all set for the future
  • Investments of more than €200 million in the site
  • Starting signal: smart fortwo electric drive available for order in Germany on June 12
  • Dr. Annette Winkler: “The new smart electric drive and the expansion of the Hambach plant are two important milestones for the future of smart.”

Hambach, France – Daimler AG started production of the new smart fortwo electric drive at the smart Hambach plant. Like the models with combustion engines, the electric vehicle is now rolling off the production line in the standardised production process. Furthermore, Daimler invests more than €200 million to upgrade the site and secure its future.

“The new smart electric drive and the expansion of the Hambach plant are two important milestones for the future of smart”, said Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart. “With the new smart electric drive we are further expanding our leading position in urban mobility and making fully electric driving accessible to everyone. For this – and for the successor generation to the current smart – we are making significant investments in the Hambach site. And I am convinced that this is money extremely well invested.”

Dr. Joachim Betker, Head of the smart plant in Hambach, emphasised the ground-breaking integration of the electric version in the production process: “For the first time we have realised the consistent and perfectly integrated production of models with electric drive and those with combustion engines. In production, we are now optimally utilising the smart vehicle concept’s immanent potential for different drive systems.”

Goodbye, filling stations – the new smart fortwo electric drive 12 June 2012 – this date marks the start of sales* for the first real alternative to the usual refuelling stops. With the launch of the new smart fortwo electric drive, in future smart customers can enjoy even more fun at the wheel of an attractively priced vehicle that has the familiar compact dimensions – as a coupé or a cabriolet. The most important feature distinguishing it from its siblings with conventional engines is the fact that it has no exhaust, which means that it does not produce any emissions on the road.

With its 55kW electric motor the smart fortwo electric drive accelerates from 0 – 60 km/h in 4.8 seconds, and with a maximum speed of 125 km/h driving pleasure is also guaranteed on urban motorways. The 17.6 kWh battery enables the urban two-seater to travel approximately 145 kilometres in city traffic without producing any local emissions. As those components each come from joint ventures with the German companies Bosch (EM-motive) and Evonik (Deutsche ACCUmotive) and as the vehicle is built in the plant in Hambach (France), the new smart fortwo electric drive is the first true European electric car.

The new sale&care model makes opting into electric mobility particularly attractive: it offers customers an opportunity to buy, finance or lease the vehicle at an attractive price and to rent the battery for a monthly fee. Purchase, financing or leasing of the vehicle including the battery is also possible.

Prices in Germany (including 19% VAT):

sale&care Coupé Cabrio
smart fortwo electric drive 18.910,00 € 22.000,00 €
Battery-rent 65,00 €/month
Vehicle including battery Coupé Cabrio
smart fortwo electric drive 23.680,00 € 26.770,00 €

Delivery in Germany starts in late summer, all other markets – a total of more than 30 – will follow successively.

*may vary in individual markets

Significant investments in expansion and modifications

The company is making significant investments in the plant to secure its future. The total investments for the expansion and modification of the plant plus preparatory measures for the successor series to the current smart exceed €200 million. The largest individual project with a total investment of more than €50 million is the new paint shop where an environmentally-friendly liquid painting process that meets the current Daimler Group standard for passenger car plants will replace the present powder painting process. The new paint shop will thus greatly expand the variety of paint colours that can be realised, which means that in future smart customers will also be able to choose the colour of the tridion safety cell of their smart from all available paint finishes.

A success story: the smart plant in Hambach

The smart plant in Hambach was inaugurated in 1997 and has produced the smart fortwo since 1998 – in its second generation since 2007. In 2011 more than 103,000 vehicles rolled off the production line. Approximately 1,500 people work at the site, consisting of about 800 employees at the plant itself and a further 700 at the seven local system partners. The one millionth smart fortwo was built in September 2008, coinciding with the tenth birthday of the brand. To date more than 1.3 million vehicles have left the plant.

The plant in Lorraine has always stood for an innovative production concept. The assembly line has the shape of a “plus” symbol to enable it to optimally meet assembly and logistics requirements, ensuring highly efficient production processes. This principle enables system partners and suppliers to deliver modules right to the assembly line. Transport and logistics are therefore reduced to a minimum – an advantage not least also in ecological terms. In addition, the construction principle of the vehicle and a modern energy concept ensure that the smart brand’s ecological product responsibility is translated into the production: For example, smartville has its own thermal power station that produces heat for the plant and covers approximately 25 per cent of its demand for electricity. In the site’s sewage treatment plant, the wastewater is immediately treated at its origin, using a membrane filter system. The quality of the treated wastewater is superior to the quality of the natural waters it is discharged into.

About smart

The new model generation for 2012 is the continuation of a unique success story for smart: As a trendsetter, the smart fortwo has been redefining individual urban mobility for more than ten years now. It combines responsible behaviour and high ecological standards with joie de vivre and a high fun factor. With its compact dimensions the two-seater takes up less road and parking space than any other car around.

smart is now represented in 45 markets worldwide with the Ukraine as the latest new market. The main markets are Germany, Italy and China.

  •  η μεταφορά του σήματος στη μάσκα δεν είναι κ πολύ επιτυχημένη…
    κατα τ’άλλα από τα καλύτερα μικρά…
    τόσο ακριβό να μην ηταν θα ακόμα καλύτερο!!!

    • Mika

      Einai fail h kinhsh ayth…Entelws….
      Ki as dhlwnw trellos me to Smart, para ta meionekthmata tou..

    • Mika

       Giati me petakse eksw to Disqus, den kserw…
      :-((((

    • θέλω να τα μάθω κ εγω…!

    • Mika

       Exeis wra???Einai polla!!!!
      :p

      :-)))))

    • ευχαρίστως…
      δώσε μας τα φώτα σου μιας κ είσαι καθημερινός οδηγός του…
      (για το καινούριο μιλάμε,ε; όχι το παλιό)

    • Mika

      Egw to palio odhgw, oxi kathimerina pia, alla ta idia isxyoun kai gia to kainourio, apla einai ligo pio beltiwmeno..To exw odhghsei ki ayto.Exoume kai leme:

      -Sfikth anarthsh (trixes, mia xara einai, apla kopanaei otan peftei se yponomous!!!LOL),
      -argo kibwtio (true, gi ayto to bazeis sto xeirokinhto ki allazeis me ta aytakia,einai pio grhgoro etsi apo to plhres auto)
      -astatheia stous dynatous anemous (nai to exw parathrhsei meta ta 140 sthn Attikh odo, sth polh den exei thema!!!!)
      -elliph basiko eksoplismo (malakies ths etaireias, den mporw na kanw tipota edw…:-(((( )
      -bary timoni sto parkarisma (osa exoun to EPS, einai mourlia,alla einai extra, 450 eyrw)
      -gia kapoious, thorybo tou kinhthra ( gourgourizei yperoxa gia mena, eidika to turbo pou ksefysaei kiolas)
      -spoggwdh aisthish frenwn (epishs true, belitwnetai theamatika me allagh me swlhnakia aeroporikou typou)
      -timh agoras san kainourio (paso, ti na pw).
      -mono 2 theseis ( edw gelame, gia limouzina psaxneis???LOL…)
      -epidoseis, to atmosfairiko…Gi ayto pote den tha epairna to MHD pou kykloforei pio poly..Einai pio oikonomiko, den plhrwnei telh, alla pswfio..To 84ari einai to pio all round, exei roph logw turbo, kineisai aneta sth polh kai kalyptei to thema tou kibwtiou pio kala…Ta Brabus einai panakriba..

      Ayta, mou hrthan etsi sta grhgora…
      Alla ta xamogela pou xarizei kai ta pleonekthmata gia mena einai apeirws pio polla…
      Eyelpistw pws h nea 3h genia tha kalypsei polla apo ta themata, idiws to kibwtio kathws akougetai pws tha einai dual clutch!!!!
      Idwmen!!!

    • thanx a lot boy!!!!
      μπορεί να πάρω το facelift για test drive…

    • Mika

       Tipota re sy…Koita na pareis kana turbato omws, na to eyxarisththeis…
      Pou kanei kai souzes sta fanaria….
      :p
      To 74ari MHD einai ligo ypotoniko, alla eipame, kaiei pio ligo..

  • franklawl

    Σαν δευτερο αμαξι για καποιον που εχει και οικογενεια ειναι καλο για μεσα στη πολη αλλα ως εκει για μενα! Πλεον ουτε λεφτα για πρωτο αμαξι! Οποτε ας παρουμε κανα Golfaki!

  • ilikeyourcar

    Η αυτονομια ομως ειναι μικρη… δεν βγαινεις καν εκτος Αττικης πηγαινε-ελα χωρις να χρειαστει να σταματησεις…δεν νομιζω οτι θα μου εκανε. Ενα μικρο daihatsu την κανει την δουλεια.