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Geely buys half of Smart - Batteries included

https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwin.../#45aca2fc203e
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Here are some sources better than Forbes.

https://www.ft.com/content/8b291ab4-...1-8d9ef1626294

https://www.dw.com/en/daimler-and-ge...ina/a-48093793

https://www.motortrend.com/news/smar...joint-venture/

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Two years ago we visited China. It seems that they are really keen on larger name-brand cars. I'm not convinced they will like the Smart Car.

On the other hand, one of our friends had an electric car in China. She bought it because there was a 70% rebate on the purchase price.

Let's see how it unfolds.
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My wife is from China, Smart cars have been there for some time. But she says not very popular. I did see several running around Xi’an.

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When I was there Buick was king not Cadillac

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When I was there Buick was king not Cadillac
China is basically the only reason Buick is still alive as an operating brand today.

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