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Greetings. Just bought a used Smart ED. I previously had a gas-powered version years ago and loved it. I’m planning on using the ED to commute to work (I can charge for free there). I paid $4500 for the car and it includes a 220v wall-mounted charger. 47,000 miles and in great shape. My question is that when fully charged it only shows 58 miles for the range. Is this normal or are my batteries just not up to snuff anymore? It’s not an issue for me because I don’t need to drive this far to work but just curious what others see when at 100% charge.

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Welcome to SCoA and EV Life.

Range on the dash (may need to be reset?) is derived using a number of factors to include driving style and ambient temperatures.

Winter and cold weather (especially if not garaged) will drag down your range especially if you use the heater. If you have heated seats they draw far less than the heater.

“Conditioning” before timed departure can help.
 

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On mine I get low 80's in summer and low 70's in winter in coastal NC where the cars are always garaged and temps rarely get below freezing. I never use the heater or the AC. Driving style does matter as mentioned. My wife's coupe gets 5 to 10 miles per charge less than my cabriolet, but I take it as a challenge to squeeze out as much range as I can. :)

First thing I'd do if I were you would be to make sure that the 12v battery is not the original. Draining that can ruin your whole day if you've read some of the posts here.


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On mine I get low 80's in summer and low 70's in winter in coastal NC where the cars are always garaged and temps rarely get below freezing. I never use the heater or the AC. Driving style does matter as mentioned. My wife's coupe gets 5 to 10 miles per charge less than my cabriolet, but I take it as a challenge to squeeze out as much range as I can. :)

First thing I'd do if I were you would be to make sure that the 12v battery is not the original. Draining that can ruin your whole day if you've read some of the posts here.


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2014 EV Cabriolet 22,000 miles
Ok thanks. I’ll definitely check the 12v battery.
 

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Welcome to SCoA and EV Life.

Range on the dash (may need to be reset?) is derived using a number of factors to include driving style and ambient temperatures.

Winter and cold weather (especially if not garaged) will drag down your range especially if you use the heater. If you have heated seats they draw far less than the heater.

“Conditioning” before timed departure can help.
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Couple of things in addition to the correct advice above.

The capacity loss on these cars is pretty minimal in general.

Use down to 20-40% and re-charge the high-voltage battery several times, including charging for several hours past when the car is full. (The car manages the charging and will not overcharge the battery, but will balance the battery during this after-charge time, adding a little extra charge to the less charged cells to bring them closer to the more charged cells.)
 

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Couple of things in addition to the correct advice above.

The capacity loss on these cars is pretty minimal in general.

Use down to 20-40% and re-charge the high-voltage battery several times, including charging for several hours past when the car is full. (The car manages the charging and will not overcharge the battery, but will balance the battery during this after-charge time, adding a little extra charge to the less charged cells to bring them closer to the more charged cells.)

Very good... thanks.
 

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Greetings. Just bought a used Smart ED. I previously had a gas-powered version years ago and loved it. I’m planning on using the ED to commute to work (I can charge for free there). I paid $4500 for the car and it includes a 220v wall-mounted charger. 47,000 miles and in great shape. My question is that when fully charged it only shows 58 miles for the range. Is this normal or are my batteries just not up to snuff anymore? It’s not an issue for me because I don’t need to drive this far to work but just curious what others see when at 100% charge.

Thanks!
Ben
You should probably reset the range estimator. Rotate the knob on the right stalk until you see the display window show "Reset" which shows miles, average speed, average KWh per mile since reset. (I'd be interested what they last number is.) Push and hold the button on the left of the speedo display (odo reset button) until the numbers on the "Reset" display are replaced with "---". Turn the knob back to the odometer/"eco" display. The estimated range will, unless the temperature is very cold, be a number higher than 58.

The range estimate is jsut that - an impefect estimate based on the driving habits since it was reset, temperature, and estimated capacity of the battery - don't watch it too closely or it will cause more range anxiety than it was supposed to prevent. A more accurate estimate can be had by jsut watching the SOC gauge and trip odometer and doing a mental calculation
 

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Welcome to SCOA. I have a 2015 ED and 48,000 miles and average 53 to 70 miles estimated range.
I live in Phoenix so I use A/C all summer and Heat on a few days. Mostly my range is killed by the extreme fun launch of the Smart ED!
 
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