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Daimler’s Smart city brand plans to go all electric and the Frankfurt concept shows how
The Vision EQ Fortwo concept car backs up Smart’s belief that high-rise dwellers will lead the way in switching to electric and autonomous cars. Daimler’s city-car specialist brand has shown its hand on urban mobility with a preview of the Vision EQ Fortwo before its official unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show next week. Chief operating officer Annette Winkler insists the EQ Fortwo is under production development and she plans to include the tiny, two-seat autonomous battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in Daimler’s Car2Go car-sharing programme by 2030. "The Smart Vision EQ Fortwo is our vision of future urban mobility — fully autonomous, with maximum communication capabilities and electric." The concept makes the leap from Smart’s current production autonomous (self-driving) capacity of Level None to full Level Five, meaning it can drive itself anywhere, anytime, with no human intervention and no driving controls. Winkler hinted at taking Smart all-electric, using the cover of Daimler...