Smart ForTwo ED ChargedUp Review Transport Evolved Electric Car News

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Smart ForTwo ED – ChargedUp

Following on from the Smart ED QuickCharge episode. where and Mark gave their impressions having just got the wheel, this ChargedUp up their views and thoughts living with the car for a whole

So, what did they think? You can the video below or read on for a write up:

It would be kind to say it was a bag. While some of the small two-seater EV’s were welcomed and even (the flappy paddles and state of charge metre) were other – arguably important – aspects that concern.

Nikki Gives Mark a Lesson on Smart Cars

among these was the cost. before a £3,993,34 government is applied for the car alone with £55 a battery rental, the cost really seem to match you get in return. If you wanted to own the car outright, be looking at lay down over

The car starts at $25,750 in the US and €16,000 in Both fairly pricey.

Mark suggested that it take a lot of love for the Smart to drop that kind of on the car when you could get alternatives more space, tech and for around the same price.

But not all doom and gloom – at least not in the UK and the of Europe. Nikki loved the Smart ForTwo ED can be bought an optional three-phase on-board Without getting into the details, this would the EV to be charged from flat to 80% in 20 minutes.

Mark Concentrates on Driving

The use of the 1 (‘J1772′) charger in the US – and the US’s of three-phase power distribution – that charging tops out at 3.6kW giving the same car a time in the 6 – 7 hour range.

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A feature of this car – and one that Nikki and Mark fell in with – was the flappy paddles. from their more role of gear selection, on the ForTwo ED they control the of regen applied by the motor three pre-set levels.

The paddles effectively allow the to go from a no-regen ‘I’m to coast my way to a stop’ floaty to max-regen ‘almost one-pedal These can all be swapped on the fly to maximise feel or comfort as the driver

Overall, the Smart ForTwo ED like a electric car that and Mark could ‘live For some people, in specific with specific needs it be the perfect EV. But for most people, of the time, it just isn’t there.

What Do You Think of the Smart ED?

Marks Out of Ten

Mark . 6 out of 10 . Around it does what you need, once above 50mph it starts to feel ‘buffeted’.

. 5 out of 10 raising to 6.5 out of 10 with the three-phase Although, it should be pointed out we unable to test the three-phase as our press car didn’t have option.

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