The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available to buy from dealerships in China. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city runabout was presented to the Chinese public.

Dr Annette Winkler, Head of smart: “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany. We are now bringing this successful vehicle to China, and are the first European manufacturer to launch an all-electric car on this market. Offering powerful driving pleasure with zero local emissions, the smart electric drive is perfectly suited to China’s big cities.”

With this market introduction in China smart is further extending its leading position in the urban mobility sector. The new generation smart electric drive has been available in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan since production began in 2012. In Germany the electric smart quickly became the number one battery-powered electric vehicle, securing a market share of around 40 percent. Roughly 93 percent of customers would recommend the smart electric drive.

Source: Daimler AG