I guess smart wanted to give up on the USA/Canada early because of our hilariously low sales. Regardless, it looks like Mercedes-Benz is finally following Nicolas Hayek’s dream of having an EV manufacturer (though is ignoring his other proposition of a hybrid smart). By my estimations then, the current 453 generation will likely only be five years, with whatever they’re cooking right now hitting the stage in 2020.

Oh, and they plan to dump all of MB’s autonomous driving tech into it, there’s that too...