Smart to introduce electric scooters; new electric car announcement

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Smart, the Daimler brand famous for its small electric cars such as the Smart Fortwo EV, is now set to expand its portfolio by introducing an electric two-wheeler.

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Second generation Smart EV on its way

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Having already made significant in-roads into the electric vehicle market, Smart is now planning to introduce its second generation electric drive Smart Fortwo with production to begin in early November. The second generation of the vehicle boasts a 14kWh lithium-ion battery pack from Tesla Motors housed between the axles and a 30kW electric motor that is fitted at the rear and offers 120Nm of torque. The vehicle is based on the Smart Fortwo Coupe/Cabrio Passion.

Tesla and Daimler to launch plug-in electric cars

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The future is green for Tesla Motors and its partner Daimler AG, as they plan to launch two plug-in electric vehicles in the near future. In an interview with the Green Car Advisor , Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk also said that Tesla would be replacing its current generation Roadster with a larger, four-seat sports car in 2013. It is expected that the Smart EV will be on the road by the end of this year.