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  • gm.automotiveIT

    Opinion: How to attract female engineers


    GM's Mary Barra is the only female CEO of a major carmaker (Photo: GM) One of the bigger challenges IT and other technology-driven industries have faced for decades is how to attract more female engineers. Efforts to boost the relatively low number of women in engineering companies remain largely ...

  • smart electric drive.automotiveIT

    Electric smart gets ready for China


    Electric smarts will come to China before year-end (Photo: Daimler) Daimler will soon start selling the new smart electric drive in China after authorities gave the carmaker the green light to start importing the small car into the world's biggest market. The German premium car group said the electric ...

  • smart.automotiveIT

    J.D. Power: Happy Web users take more test drives


    J.D. Power says potential US car buyers are happiest with smart's Web site Potential U.S. car buyers who are satisfied with the Web experience offered by a carmaker are more likely to take a test drive than unhappy Web users, according to a J.D. Power report The market researchers ...

  • smart electric drive.automotiveIT

    Production start for smart electric drive


    The smart plant in Hambach, France, was upgraded for the production start of the new electric models (Photo: Daimler) The first electrically propelled smart cars rolled off the production line in Hambach, France, this month, marking an important step in Daimler's moves to build more models with non-traditional engines. "The ...

  • Daimler efficient house.automotiveIT

    Daimler tests inductive EV charging


    From March 2012, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL, a 2nd generation smart fortwo electric drive and a smart ebike are available for the inhabitants of the efficient house (Photo: Daimler). Daimler will start testing inductive charging on a real car in an effort to make the refueling of electric vehicles easier. ...

  • smart forvision.automotiveIT

    IAA 2011: smart forvision has plastic wheels


    Innovative seats help improve temperature management (Photo: smart) smart will unveil a "forvision" electric version of the small car at the upcoming Frankfurt auto show. The forvision, which was developed with chemicals maker BASF, uses completely new concepts and materialis in areas such as insulation, reflection, lightweight design and energy ...

  • car2go amsterdam.jpg.automotiveIT

    car2go heads for Amsterdam with 300 electric-drive smart fortwos


    Amsterdam is next for car2go after Ulm, Austin and Hamburg Daimler will move its car2go car-sharing program to Amsterdam this year, using electrically driven smart fortwo cars. The German premium carmaker said the move would allow it to combine two of its newest ventures: the car2go program and its electric-vehicle ...