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Geely and Mercedes-Benz invest $780 million to make electric Smart cars

Geely will lead engineering and Mercedes-Benz will take charge of their overall look

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd [GEELY.UL] and Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday said they would each invest 2.7 billion yuan (295.98 million pounds) in a China-based venture to build "premium and intelligent electrified" vehicles under the smart brand. The 50:50 venture has received regulatory approval and will be based in the Chinese coastal city of Ningbo, the Chinese and German automakers said in a statement. Like Mercedes-Benz, smart is a Daimler AG ma

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'New-generation' all-electric Smart ForTwo and FourFour the future of the brand

City cars go all-electric with new looks and digital integration

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Smart to discontinue sales in U.S., Canada

Sales have gone soft here as Daimler and Geely focus on China

Sales have gone soft here as Daimler and Geely focus on China.

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Chicago Car2Go app reportedly hacked, some 100 cars missing

Stolen cars used to commit crimes, says CBS Chicago

CBS Chicago is reporting that some of the missing cars have been used to commit crimes.

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Smart brand will be built in China as a Daimler-Geely joint

One more way automakers are aligning to make EVs profitable and affordable

One more way automakers are aligning to make EVs profitable and affordable.

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Daimler to sell half its stake in Smart to Geely, Reuters reports [UPDATE]

Smart has a new boss, but patience is running thin for the money-loser

Smart has a new boss, but patience is running thin for the money-loser.

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Smart Forease+ adds a fabric roof to electric speedster concept

Just as cute as the Forease concept, only slightly less impractical

Just as cute as the Forease concept, only slightly less impractical.

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Autoblog's Least Favorite Cars of 2018

The cars we were happy to see leave

2018 was a year full of exotic, fast, efficient, and stunning cars. And none of those are on this list.

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E.U. executive conditionally approves Daimler, BMW car-sharing deal

They'll each hold 50% of the joint venture

They'll each hold 50% of the joint venture.

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Smart brand might be doomed

Will Daimler keep Smart alive if Renault ends their partnership?

Smart is going fully electric in 2020, but that might not be enough to keep it alive for long.

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Smart will show new electric concept in Paris

The electric Forease has no roof

Daimler has released photos of the new Forease concept ahead of the Paris Motor Show.

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Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Quick Spin Review | The saddest way to spend $25,000

It sure does have a stellar turning radius

It sure does have a stellar turning radius.

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German man buys 2 Smart cars just to keep driveway clear

Neighbors say they've been parked there for at least three years.

Finally, a reason for a Smart car.

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BMW negotiates Daimler alliance, buys out car-service partner Sixt

German automakers could join forces against Uber and Lyft.

BMW aims to have 100 million customers for "premium mobility services" by 2025.

The future of urban travel, according to Mercedes-Benz

The Smart vision EQ fortwo is Daimler AG's take on the future of mobility. This electric concept has no pedals or steering wheel and considers a future with autonomous car sharing.

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Smart Vision EQ Fortwo is the future of autonomous city cars

This concept is meant to be shared.

Think electric, autonomous and connected.

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