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My smart: Carol’s Testimonial

In this new ‘My smart’ video series, we want to show you the faces behind our smart cars: our lovely customers! Here we hear from smart of Truro customer Carol who, having owned three petrol smarts, has now made the leap to electric. Read on and watch our video to learn more about Carol and […]

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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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3 Ways that Electric Car Charging is Easier than you Think

From a vision to the future to now a viable vehicle option – there’s no doubt that electric cars are growing in popularity. The biggest concerns continue to be around powering your vehicle and the differences in electric car charging compared to traditional fuel-powered engines. It can seem like a big leap, but mostly switching […]

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smart retailer of the year

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smart Retailer of the Year awarded to smart South West

smart South West has been awarded the smart Retailer of the Year award at a ceremony at Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands. The prestigious award is based on customer service indicators as well as sales performance and other factors. smart South West has been specifically recognized for providing exemplary customer service across our four dealerships. smart […]

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The smart EQ Facelift has arrived

The long awaited new all electric 2020 smart EQ facelift has arrived. With a more dynamic and up to date looking front and rear including a brand new body-coloured grille with forward air vents, full LED daytime running lights and new rear halogen tail lights. This fresh look for the new decade certainly sharpens up […]

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Plymouth College of Art and smart South West

Each year Mercedes-Benz & smart South West challenges a group of keen photography students from the Plymouth College of Art to take on a new live commercial brief. This time, we set them the task of photographing two smart cars at the historical Royal William Yard in Plymouth. The Challenge for Plymouth College of Art […]

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Why an Electric Vehicle is a Winter Wonder

The winter months can prove challenging for drivers. Wet weather can increase slip on the roads as well as reduced visibility and ice making for tricky conditions. However, an electric vehicle poses many benefits for the winter months and could be the best way to brighten up this bleak season. Set your temperature Electric vehicles […]

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Review: the smart EQ

smart has made a bold move in converting to a fully electric range from August 2019. The smart EQ brings the future of electric drive into a practical and exciting car. Nick Shaw, Sales Manager for Mercedes-Benz of Truro, made the change and certainly isn’t looking back. Nick’s smart EQ review: “The first thing that […]

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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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