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New all-electric Smart rival for VW ID3, Ray Messi

New all-electric rival Smart for VW ID3: RAY MASSEY rides a gun in an almost ready-to-produce prototype Crossover Smart # 1

I just drove with a gun as a passenger on UK roads in a prototype of the new Smart # 1 crossover, almost ready for production.

And it’s also impressive. Fast, airy, comfortable, with luxury interiors and it feels bigger inside than I expected.

Stylish: the new Smart # 1 crossover – fast, airy, comfortable, with an elite interior,

It is ideal for moving around the city, driving on the highway or navigating winding country lanes.

On sale from the end of the year at around £ 32,000, it will compete with the Hyundai Kona EV and Volkswagen ID.3, but there are still some issues with wind noise around the windshield seals.

It is a joint venture of Mercedes-Benz and Chinese Geely, which runs on a 200 kW (272 PS) engine with a top speed of 112 mph. Weighing just 1820 kg, the low-suspension battery helps maintain stability.

The stated range is up to 273 miles, and it promises charging from AC to 80 percent in three hours and less than 30 minutes with a super-fast DC charger.

LEVC battery-powered cabs in Platinum Pageant

Electric taxi maker LEVC has created three battery-powered TX London platinum taxis to take part in the Queen’s anniversary competition tomorrow.

Taxis will take VIPs to their seats on the eve of the show.

Platinum Power: Taxis will deliver VIPs to their seats before the show

Platinum Power: Taxis will deliver VIPs to their seats before the show

The London Electric Vehicle Company, which manufactures electric taxis and vans in Coventry, said: “LEVC is proud to be in the competition as the creators of the iconic black cab.”

The company recently celebrated 7,000 worldwide sales of TX electric taxis since its launch in 2018.

They now make up more than a third of London’s black taxis.

There is a corresponding connection with the royal family – the late Duke of Edinburgh used a black taxi to travel incognito around London.

The firm is owned by Chinese car giant Geely, which since 2014 has invested £ 500 million in its plant in the UK.

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New all-electric Smart rival for VW ID3, Ray Messi

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