WLTP Testing

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The WLTP Second Act

The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) came into force for new cars in 2018. Now there have been some updates to the procedure that new cars must go through to be tested; the WLTP Second Act. What is WLTP? The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure was introduced to undertake on-road emissions testing […]

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How to charge your electric car

“How do I charge an electric car?” is one of the most common queries for people who are considering making the change. It’s a question that extends into considering how an electric car will fit into your life, and how much of a change are you going to have to make to your driving habits […]

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A momentous plate change for smart

A plate change is the biannual highlight in the car sales world. Twice a year, new registration plates are released and this September marks a momentous occasion for smart, as the brand’s first fully electric plate change. As one of the only car manufacturers to move to a fully electric range, we are again highlighting […]

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Drive with Dave at Mercedes-Benz of Taunton

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Smart for business

Drive with Dave offers manual driving lessons in Minehead, Taunton and the areas in between. When looking for a car for his business Dave had to consider the mileage he would be covering as a driving instructor and running costs including ongoing maintenance and fuel efficiency. He also had to ensure his final choice was […]

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EQ Ready

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Electrifying times ahead for smart

There are exciting changes happening at your local smart dealership this year: as of August 2019 the smart range is becoming fully electric. This will mean the end in production of our existing petrol range. In September 2017 we launched our new brand: the smart EQ fortwo and forfour. This brand is intelligent and great […]

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Smart Forease

Welcome to the smart forease concept. With smart recently celebrating its 20th birthday at the Paris Motor Show, it was the perfect place to showcase their new concept. The smart forease is extroverted and offers an uncomplicated solution for urban mobility. The driver is at the centre of the hustle and bustle of the city, […]

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On My Way

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The future vision of the smart EQ fortwo

With the smart EQ already here, the vision of the smart EQ fortwo is upon us. Smart EQ is the perfect electric car for the city. It is 100% electric and 100% urban. It offers all the familiar benefits from smart. Plus new cutting-edge connected-car technologies and full access to our innovative digital services. But […]

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Smart car safety

One thing we all worry about is safety, especially in our cars. Although it is well known for its fuel efficiency and its nimbleness around town, the smart range suffers the misconception as other cars within the supermini division, in terms of perceived safety. So here at smart South West we have taken a look […]

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20 years of smart

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Celebrating 20 years of smart

Happy 20th birthday to the smart fortwo: the compact car that allowed a vision to became reality. A brief history: In 1981 the vision began. Daimler published a vehicle study “NAFA”, an extremely compact city car that not only offered capacity in a small space but also aimed to combat problems such as lack of parking […]

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smart Electric charging

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Electric car charging zones across the South West

Easy to charge. It’ll soon be common to charge your electric car overnight at home, it’ll become a habit like charging your smartphone. Charging stations are also appearing all over the UK making it easier to charge your smart car on the go. Charging at home. The fastest way to charge your smart electric drive […]

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One-of-a-kind smart car designed by Plymouth College of Art graduate

Smart South West is proud to continue their ongoing collaboration with Plymouth College of Art and their students. For the first of a selection of briefs issued to the college this year, students were tasked with designing special edition exteriors for the smart fortwo and smart forfour. The two winning designs were created by now-graduated […]

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A smart choice for local business

For over 34 years the Gladstone-Smith family have been providing dedicated design and print services to the businesses of Somerset, Devon and the wider country. Those at Carly Press specialise in design, print, large format printing, signage and mailing. Due to their extensive catalogue it is likely that those living locally will unknowingly encounter their work on a […]

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