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We are in the market for an electric car. Many years ago we owned the Chrysler GEM (Global Electric Motors). Now that electric cars have improved we are looking. We have checked out the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Spark EV. Now we are checking put the ForTwo Electric. For what I've read quick charge became an available option with the 3rd generation. My question is: Is there a visible way yo know if the car has this option? Thanks.
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Here's what smart USA says:
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With a new powerful, 7.2 kw onboard charger that comes standard, you can go from 0-100% charge in just 3 hours using a 240-volt Level II charge system. Not only is that twice as fast as the old model, it puts smart among the fastest-charging electric vehicles on the planet.


https://www.smartusa.com/models/eq-passion-coupe
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What is the range for the electric versions of the Smart?
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I believe that those stats are for the generation.
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124 miles in city driving...
I wonder how that translates to highway miles?
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I have a 2018 smart electric and recently installed a level 2 (32 amp) charger. It charges in less than 3 hours.

Talking about the range, it depends on how you drive, weather and if you use the AC. I normally get between 65 to 75 miles per charge. You can get more using the ECO mode but I don't like the acceleration in ECO mode.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for that info.
We bought a "gasser"; but were curious if the electric version would have enough range for us.
Unfortunately: it wouldn't...
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"I have a 2018 smart electric and recently installed a level 2 (32 amp) charger. It charges in less than 3 hours." Yeah, my owners manual says level 2 charges in 2.5 hrs!
Arturo, I just bought a 2017 smart ED Passion. Planning on installing a level 2 charger. Could you share which EVSE you installed? And do you like it or wish you bought a different one?
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Of course, the one I bought is:

BougeRV Level 2 EV Charger (240V, 32A, 25FT) Portable EV Charging Cable EVSE Electric Vehicle Charger with NEMA 14-50P

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P9C963L..._whaxDbX8R6B0K

I was going to but a ChargePoint (also recommended here) but I decided to go with a cheaper option. The duosida has a display showing temperature, amps, and the option to select the output power. I normally use it at 32 amps but you can lower it and leave it charging overnight.

Let me know if you have more questions.
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Ok, nice choice, I was thinking 32a evse too. I have a spare 40a 220/240v breaker about 20-25' from where id like to install outlet in garage, not sure if it is doable with 8 or 10 guage wiring. Others insist must be 6 ga wire w/ a 50a breaker to the 14-50 outlet, curious about your setup. With a 32a limit on the evse, I would think a 40a break is ok and even 10guage wire would work.
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