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Smart to Sell Electric Scooter in 2014

Financial woes are forcing the company to look for affordable ways to expand its brand, and e-bikes and e-scooters is one of its strategies.

Published: 11-May-2012

Daimler's (DAIGn.DE) Smart brand of two-seater cars is to add electric scooters to its range from 2014, following up on this year's launch of a new battery-powered version of its Smart ForTwo car, it said on Thursday.

"With this step, we are adding a further important component to our smart mobility concept for urban mobility," said Joachim Schmidt, head of sales and marketing at the Mercedes-Benz Cars division.

The Smart ForTwo electric car will be launched in the market this summer, with Smart hoping for sales in 2013 climbing into five figures, a spokeswoman said.

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