Renault will supply Daimler's Smart with electric motors
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Renault will provide motors for electrical variants of Daimler's Intelligent city-cars under their deepening 5-year old alliance, the car companies said now.
The motors is going to be exactly the same as these employed in the Renault Zoe EV. The models are produced in the French auto-maker plant in Cleon, France.
They are going to equip battery powered versions of the Smart ForTwo mini-car created at Daimler's Hambach facility in France at the same time as its bigger ForFour version, assembled by the French car-maker in Slovenia along with the Renault Twingo sub-compact.
All three automobiles share a Daimler-produced stage.
The Renault-run electrical Smart versions will go on-sale in 2016, the firms said in a declaration in the Frankfurt autoshow.
Batteries for the Intelligent EVs electrical drive is going to be made by the Daimler's subsidiary company, Deutsche ACCUmotive, in Kamenz, Germany.
The alliance between Daimler and Renault Nissan, started in April 2010, now handles 13 jobs including engines, compact vehicles as well as a pick-up for Mercedes Benz.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report
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