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From now on all Smart cars in North America will be electric

Smart drops engines; to be EV-only brand in the US Daimler is converting Smart brand to all-electric in North America, no more gas-powered Smart cars
Vinicius Seabra | 15 Fevereiro, 2017, 00:29

Smart's eye-catching city cars were a late arrival to the U.S. market, having already been available for a generation in Europe. "A dedicated focus on the electric drive in the United States and Canada offers a logical step to support a sustainable, zero emissions future".

Sales of the two-seat, 8-foot, 8-inch long cars have declined as gas prices have eased, with only 6,211 being sold a year ago, USA Today reported. The auto has never been branded as one of the German luxury cars, although Mercedes manages Smart in the U.S. The company has announced plans to ditch Smart's North American lineup of gas-powered vehicles and instead focus on selling Smart's electric cars to American and Canadian consumers. The subsidiary of Daimler, which is also Mercedes-Benz's parent company, will only sell electric vehicles beginning in the 2018 model year. Smart Electric Drive sales have been as high as 2,594 units in the USA (2014).

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Sales of the Smart had never been especially strong in North America, with drivers in Germany, Italy, and China all taking more to the tiny auto.

"Developments within the micro-car segment present some challenges for the current Smart product portfolio", the statement reads. Unlike the outgoing EV's Tesla-supplied battery, Smart will use a 17.2-kWh lithium-ion pack developed by Daimler-owned ACCUmotive.

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The decision to ditch the gasoline-burning model only applies to the USA and Canada. Dealers will sell the gas models until they are gone. To make matters worse, 2016 should have been a good for Smart because it was the all-new, third-generation Fortwo's first full year on the market.

The gasoline Smart Fortwo was powered by a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 89 horsepower.

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