Finally, a fully electric car without steering wheels and pedals is here. Thanks to Smart as they revealed their newest concept car a few days before the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Smart's concept, the Vision EQ ForTwo, focuses more on car sharing as opposed to building a personal vehicle amid the aims of big cities to manage traffic. The concept is a two-seater compact vehicle equipped with an advanced autonomous system.
Daimler's master plan by 2022 is to release 10 production electric vehicles, with the newly established EQ brand. And the Vision EQ ForTwo might be a preview of what we can expect from them. The company also said that their future electric vehicles will range in size from a compact Smart model to a large SUV that carries the Mercedes badge.
This concept actually is a reflection of Daimler’s CASE strategy they mentioned earlier, which stands for “connected, autonomous, shared and electric”. This strategy is set to take place in 2030 and beyond.
What are your thoughts on this future electric vehicle? Do you think that the market would be open to autonomous car sharing or would you rather stick to driving your own vehicle?