- Owner - Daimler AG
- Headquarters - Böblingen, Germany
- Founded - 1994
- Products - Microcars
Smart automobile, usually referred to as smart Car, is a branch of Daimler AG that specialise in the production of microcars – the smallest car configuration bracket. The term usually refers to very small cars, powered by no more than a 700cc petrol engine or battery. They are designed to be compact, cheap to run and easy to park – ideal for inner city driving.
The brand ‘smart’ is written all in lower case, with a brand logo incorporating a letter “C” for “compact”, and an arrow, representing forward thinking. They are marketed globally, including in Asia, Australia, Europe and South America, and have been the basis for a range of conversions and modifications by third party companies, including electric conversions and performance upgrades.