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Forum: smart ed - General discussions relating to the smart ed

A Forum dedicated to the smart ed model - 2012 onwards

  1. "Out of spec motoring" 1 year with the electric smart.

    Nice detail from a multiple EV owning user who leased this in N.america for 3 years for $5000 Quite a good watch that I can relate to already having an EV household.

    Started by Mr Gus, 22nd February 2020 08:57
    smart electric, smart ev
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    22nd February 2020 08:57 Go to last post
  2. HV Battery replacement

    Took my 451 ED in for routine annual service and battery check. Also reported a phantom drain (measuring several amps) on the 12v battery which runs it right down over two or three days of not being used. A week and a bit later I've just heard back that both HV and 12v batteries need replacing as...

    Started by GeoffT, 14th November 2018 16:51
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    26th August 2019 22:22 Go to last post
  3. Smartphone App dead

    Note this morning that the Smartphone app for the SmartED has finally stopped working in the UK, a result of the withdrawal of 2G service by whichever mobile operator it is that the Smart's inbuilt comms module uses. The only alternative now is using Powerline technology, communicating over the...

    Started by GeoffT, 13th March 2018 13:15
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    15th March 2018 03:54 Go to last post
  4. Brabus Ultimate-E Concept - Ugh :ziped::blink2::icon_neut :wrong: :surprice: No :thx:

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 11th January 2018 06:39
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  5. SmartED in movie car chase

    Never thought I'd see a SmartED 451 in a movie car chase but the new action blockbuster Geostorm has a scientist outrunning gas main explosions.

    Started by GeoffT, 3rd January 2018 15:05
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    3rd January 2018 20:49 Go to last post
  6. 12v battery flat after three days

    December 2013 ED, 10K miles. Had a problem with the 12v battery yesterday. Had gone flat after the vehicle was parked up and unused for three days, yet plugged into the wall charger. The HV battery was at 100% SOC. Nothing was left switched on and the weather is hardly cold at the moment (Ive...

    Started by GeoffT, 2nd June 2017 06:25
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    2nd June 2017 20:42 Go to last post
  7. A would-be ED newbie writes...

    Hopefully close to clinching a deal on an ED near Brighton - my first ever electric vehicle. Home is around 100 miles away so will involve a charge stop. Thinking Winchester, 60 miles on the A272, as I have family to blag tea and cake from and there looks to be a few charging points. One (the...

    Started by GeoffT, 6th December 2016 16:16
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    7th December 2016 10:44 Go to last post
  8. Club Logo smart fortwo ED - Live the electric dream.

    Live the electric dream introducing the newest innovation from smart The smart fortwo electric drive now available to buy for the first time Combines all the benefits of smart with local emission-free electric drive Class leading pricing with innovative sale&care purchasing options ...

    Started by J500ANT, 14th January 2013 11:05
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    26th November 2016 18:11 Go to last post
  9. Identifying fast charge option

    I may be shopping for an ED soon. Which seem to be rarer than hen's teeth. The fast charge option would be important. How can I tell if it is fitted to a particular car? Many thanks. GeoffT

    Started by GeoffT, 15th November 2016 06:23
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    17th November 2016 09:22 Go to last post
  10. Battery Drain

    This might be the same on other smarts, but I recently found out that if anything connected to the 12v battery draws more than 300ma, then the system starts up and checks what's going on. This then draws a bit of power. In my case, I had a camera wired direct to the battery so it worked all the...

    Started by styleruk, 9th November 2015 11:56
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    12th May 2016 10:54 Go to last post
  11. High Voltage system - Consult workshop

    aahhhhh! Come back 2 weeks on hol and the ED would not unlock. Had to open passenger door manually (after removing neighbours fence panel to get in!) Then put a meter on the 12v battery....2.5v So, I put the battery on charge for a couple of hours and it started up....however... There is a...

    Started by styleruk, 29th September 2015 15:06
    flat 12v battery, high voltage system, smart ed
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    11th March 2016 10:30 Go to last post
  12. Cable tidy

    Anyone got a solution to keep the 16amp cable tidy? The 3pin cable fits snug in the boot flap but I'd like to keep the other cable in the car, maybe under the seat (not passenger, bass amp going there). And I don't sue the nets in the boot divide because I often have that down. Currently it...

    Started by styleruk, 6th August 2015 13:47
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    6th August 2015 19:20 Go to last post
  13. Poll Poll: Do you have the 22kW Fast Charger option installed in your Smart ED?

    I was just curious - how many Electric Drive owners have the 22 kW on-board charger installed in their car? When I ordered my car in February, the dealer said this was a factory-fit option only. So I thought if I ever wanted to realistically use my car on longer journeys and have a reasonably fast...

    Started by bananajack01, 6th April 2014 11:59
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    6th August 2015 13:51 Go to last post
  14. Increased power...Too soon?

    OK, I have to ask, it's human nature. The Brabus ED has a little more power...what gives the 'more power'? And has anyone heard of it yet? It's got to be a software change surely? I don't think some how it has a more powerful motor, I envision in the future people modding this...Too soon? Si

    Started by styleruk, 14th July 2015 14:49
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    19th July 2015 16:06 Go to last post
  15. What is the point of that, then ?

    As you may know Norway is a good place to live if you fancy an EV. So far 5M people and 50k EV's in the country. (My sis and her daughter is already in the fold, and dad is thinking about it) What I do see as a wee bit odd is that each and every cable used for charging an EV has a big and...

    Started by Guinnessian, 13th July 2015 23:14
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    15th July 2015 20:42 Go to last post
  16. 12v Battery question

    I recently added a couple of things to my smart (phone holder/charger, camera, extra live socket), Could not help but notice the extreme size of the 12V lead acid...oh my god it's sooo heavy...truck battery fitted under the seat :ziped: First question....WHY? I can only guess 'carry over...

    Started by styleruk, 13th July 2015 12:11
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    15th July 2015 10:12 Go to last post
  17. Club Logo Pimp my electric ride - Twizynorthwood's car thread

    Hi Smart fans I have just agreed with Mercedes Colindale to PX my 20 month old Renault Twizy EV for a new Smart Electric Drive. I will be collecting it in about a week or so when some accessories arrive. Spent 8,500 happy EV miles in the Twizy which I very much enjoyed and which was...

    Started by twizynorthwood, 2nd March 2014 21:57
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    13th July 2015 19:12 Go to last post
  18. Towing with an ED!

    Hi, anyone fitted a tow bar to their smart ED yet? I know, why? but it would be useful to have for many reasons.

    Started by styleruk, 24th June 2015 16:08
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    26th June 2015 10:58 Go to last post
  19. ED Servicing

    I was wondering how everyone was getting on with their first service. Mine has just had its first one, to say it wasn't the smoothest would be an enormous understatement. When I rang up I was initially quoted 199 so I asked if that was correct for an ED, the response was oh, yes, an ED, that...

    Started by banditsan, 7th December 2014 20:56
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    11th December 2014 00:27 Go to last post

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