China EV Daily (Sep 13): smart partners with Tianqi Lithium, Lotus unveils electric Emeya, NIO and Honeycomb Energy plan battery joint venture
EU checks China's low-cost EVs. smart gets a big investor. Lotus has a fast new car. NIO works on a new kind of battery.
China speed at its best. Also #3 top trim has 422 HP.
Smart #1 will also be launched in more European markets including Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Smart #3 is coming to Europe in 2024. Top trim level have acceleration 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds.
From the press release: Geely is resposnible for the manufacturing and tech ... Mercedes designed a virtual assistant, Cheetah, and created to it 40 action images and 6 exclusive action images.
Smart is a brand owned by Mercedes and Geely. Mercedes takes care of the exterior and interior design, and Geely about manufacturing and tech.
The Smart #1 model has delivered 21,909 units in China since its launch in September 2022. The price is 26,000 - 40,500 USD.
The Smart #3 spied in China during road tests. Let's get acquainted with it.
The entry level Smart #1 is ready to hit the Chinese market with RWD and an LFP battery for 400 km of range. Let's get to it.
Have Chinese automakers now mastered the art of building reliable cars?