2016 electric Smart Fortwo along with Forfour to use Renault tech

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Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche along with Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

All-electric versions of the Smart Fortwo along with Forfour will arrive in 2016, powered by the same electric running gear as Renault’s Zoe

All-electric versions of the Smart Fortwo along with Smart Forfour will go on sale by late 2016.

The announcement was made during a conference held by Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche along with Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who were speaking at an event held between the joint venture partners.

The Smarts sit on the same platform as the Renault Twingo, which was co-developed by the partners.

The brand-new Smarts will use a Renault-developed electric motor which will be currently on sale from the Zoe however will utilise a battery developed by the Daimler-owned company.

There will be no news on whether an electric design of the Renault Twingo will be sold, however such a car will be unlikely as the item would certainly directly compete with the Zoe.

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