When people walk into smart center Santa Barbara, they can tell we are a unique team with a unique mission and product. This special quality goes all the way back to our smartville facility in Germany where it is born and present in every aspect of the environment. People know smartville is different just by driving by the facility. The architects specified exterior surfaces to be made with Trespa, 80% of which comes from fast-growing European timber. Materials like formaldehyde, CFC, and asbestos have been eliminated completely. Furthermore, the entire complex is nestled in the green hills of the Lorraine region using ample green space like fields, meadows, and fruit tree orchards to more fully integrate smart with the environment.
At smart, every member of the team, from the production line technicians to the showroom staff and sales representatives, is dedicated to the same Environmental Policy:
“With our products, we are setting a milestone for environmentally compatible individual mobility. Every day, we live an efficient and dynamic environmental management system that is aligned towards on-going improvement.”
Now, at smart center Santa Barbara, we understand that those can just be words or that we can really live with the spirit of that commitment. We choose the spirit! And then we back up that intention with rigorous independent examination.
The environmental management system at smartville was certified to DIN EN ISO 14001 standards in February of 1997 and annual internal and external audits ensure that this system is consistently applied. Furthermore, the environmental policies at smart do not apply just to our company, but to our suppliers as well. We want our suppliers to be environmentally smart too. So the suppliers who have gathered in smartville work with us in an environmental protection workgroup to coordinate environmental efforts and set future strategies. We live together as a smart community honoring the environment and our natural resources.
Recycling throughout the Life Cycle
Truly smart recycling doesn’t just happen after a car is used and ready for disposal. It starts with the initial design concept and fits every component into a known “life cycle”. So smart analyzed alternatives and chose recyclable synthetics for things like our dashboards and wheel house coverings. We brainstormed how to reduce the number of components and how to assemble them responsibly. Examples include the dashboard air system that was reduced from twenty separate pieces to one single molded part. Even the exterior door panels can be easily changed and recycled. When you own a smart car, you will find yourself pointing things like this out to your friends – they will become a part of your own environmental statement.
At smart center Santa Barbara, we are proud of our commitment to the environment and do our best to continue and encourage responsible processes throughout the industry. We are excited to share the latest green innovations from smart and encourage California drivers to call, email, or stop by to learn more about the incredible smart fortwo.
About smart center Santa Barbara
At smart center Santa Barbara, customers can expect to receive the highest in customer service assistance. Smart center Santa Barbara is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area, featuring a diverse array of smart cars. Friendly and experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week to address customers’ needs and questions. For more information about a smart fortwo or to schedule a test drive, please call, email, or visit the dealership.
Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105