Join Date: Aug 2018
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Got our second New Smart ED
Saw this thread was alive, so I thought I would add to it. Our First Smart Passion Cabrio ED was at lease end Aug 5th 2018. We ordered a 2018 Prime Cabrio ED about March 15th.
It arrived and was delivered July 28th last month. We wrapped the last car to promote our brand, it was used to make delivery and pickup runs in our country town 45 minutes north of Boston. On weekends we tour breweries & wineries in the region as they are typical customers of our brand. Promoting driving electric, the smart car and our brand as we travel and online after. We can go into more of that in another thread if anyone asks.
I think we got a 2018 1/2 at least that is what we would call them when I was younger. We did not order a backup camera, but it came with it. (new US law)
And it has a problem... It charges to fast. When I say to fast, last night the car was plugged in at 53% available. The car reported it would take 1 hour and 25 minutes to charge. It actually took 45 minutes to charge. Today before a run to a few towns over, to pick up boxes of raw material, it was at 70% plugged it in to top it off. Charged to 100% in 16 minutes.
On a shakedown trip to the coast, we stopped at a solar farm and had similar speed on the charge. 50-100% in 45 minutes.
I have a feeling, the 2019 cars will be set up to charge faster than the 2017-2018. We are used to our 2015 taking much, much longer to charge. But this speed is beyond the 2018 specks, and what the dealer indicated it would be.
We have a energy monitor on our power, I captured the 2015's last charge and the 2018's first charge. I will post a new thread when I get a chance.