Daimler takes part in Expo 2010 Shanghai (15-31.10.2010) with the presentation of promising propulsion technologies and urban mobility concepts – Smart Fortwo. In addition to electric cars with battery or fuel cell and hybrid vehicles, the Group project Flex Mover. The world exhibition carries the theme “Better City, Better Life“.
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
Daimler offers visitors of the Urban Planet Pavilion, the opportunity to experience the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive under the “Road of Solution” exhibition. In addition, there is an exhibition on the Pangaea Expedition of Mike Horn.
Beside that, the Car2go project in Ulm and Austin will present the Smart Fortwo to be hired anywhere, anytime minute rates. Finding and booking the vehicles on mobile phones, smart phone or Internet, either spontaneously or with reservation. The rent itself is handled through an innovative telematics unit in the vehicle. Vehicles must not be at the end of the rent back to its starting point. The 200 Smart in Ulm is hired 700-1000 times a day. 18 000 customers currently use the concept of mobility, which is more than 15 percent of Ulmer drivers license.
For more information on Car2go and Smart Fortwo, visitors will find it in the German pavilion, to see where the Mercedes-Benz Concept Blue Zero and a video entitled “Vision of Mobility in the City – Drivetrain Technologies and Mobility Concepts” are. The Daimler initiative “Road to emission-free mobility” will be presented in the German-Chinese House.
The Swiss Pavilion Ssmart supported, in cooperation with Nestlé, through the provision of 20 smart as so-called “Swiss taxi”. Visitors have the opportunity to register online for a taxi ride or a smart easy to stop on the Expo grounds for a ride. In addition, a vehicle in the Swiss pavilion will be issued.
Rounding out the commitment of Daimler AG by the sponsorship of the SWR is a concert at the Expo on May 1st and the provision of shuttle vehicles for the United Nations and the Shanghai Pavilion Corporate Pavilion.