Schaefca, the smart "dark cloud"Selling only 10.000 smarts the USA is no business, it costs millions of subsidies. I wouldn't wonder, if there's a limit until they'll stop it (they dreamt of 60.000 p.a.!). But now China, Russia, Brazil and India are the important markets, neither USA nor Europe.
ALSRAC, how come no numbers for China?
Otherwise known as a copy - not a smart.... their own version of a smart car.
Source: Mercedes-Benz starts second half of the year with record month and 20% growth | Daimler Global Media Site > Company > Business News59,546 units of the compact two-seater smart have been delivered to customers since the beginning of this year (p.Y. 63,713 units). The smart fortwo electric drive, which is manufactured in Hambach and has a market share of around 40 percent, was the clear market leader among all electric passenger cars newly registered in Germany in the first half of 2013. The smart plant in Hambach, France, is now preparing for the next generation of the current smart fortwo, which is due to be launched in 2014. Production is being suspended for almost two months, starting in July, so that the necessary retrofitting of the plant can be carried out.
I thought that Tesla was working the website issue. It was my understanding that it is prohibited in the US.Otherwise known as a copy - not a smart.
We just got the numbers for China so that question has been answered. What's interesting to me from that link is that smart is selling cars directly from a website - something smart USA might find worthwhile to explore.