The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Mercedes-Benz Sets Sights on Smart Car Test Fleet

March 23, 2008

NEW YORK --- Mercedes-Benz announced plans to have a demonstration fleet of small electric vehicles on the road in two to three years, USA Today reported.

The Smart cars are expected to run 80 miles or more on lithium-ion batteries that the automaker is now developing. A few years later, regular production could get underway.

Earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz said it would be first in the U.S. market with a gasoline-electric hybrid using a lithium battery pack, USA Today reported. This vehicle will be a gasoline-electric version of the automaker's S-class sedan in 2009.

Mercedes' lithium batteries will be manufactured by JCS in France. It's a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Saft, a French battery company.

 

 

 

 

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All
Sponsored by

Union Leasing serves a broad range of small- to mid-size fleets in commercial, industrial and rental car industries.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher