Smart Car 451 2007-2010 Workshop Repair Service Manual Smart uses a lowercase logotype in its branding and a logo incorporating the letter “c” for “compact” and an arrow for “forward thinking”.Daimler AG
The design concept for Smart’s automobiles began in the late 1980s, associated with Swatch. After a period of backing by Volkswagen, the first model was finally launched by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original design, called the Fortwo, now in its second generation and available as an electric version.
Smart models are marketed globally, including in Asia, North and South America, Australia and in Europe– and are available in internal combustion, electric and sport models.
An all-electric version of the Fortwo, the smart Fortwo electric drive (previously known as smart EV), began development in 2006. Field testing began in London with 100 units in 2007, and the second generation, with a total of 2,000 units produced, was introduced in 2009 and available in 18 markets around the world for leasing or through the Car2Go carsharing service in San Diego and Amsterdam.Production of the second-generation Smart Fortwo electric drive began in November 2009, in Hambach, France.
Smart Car 451 2007-2010 Daimler AG Workshop Repair Service Manual
The third-generation smart electric drive is scheduled to be launched in the U.S. and Europe by the second quarter of 2013 and Daimler AG plans to mass-produce the electric car with availability in 30 markets worldwide.The third-generation smart electric drive was unveiled at the September 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.Key differences with the second-generation model include a more powerful electric motor, which improves acceleration and top speed, a new lithium-ion battery pack that will allow to increase the range to 140 kilometres (87 mi), and an option for quick-charge will be available.