We just bought our first smart almost 3 weeks ago.
I’m totally in love with it! He ranks up there with my ‘71 Superbeetle & ‘74 CJ5. Über fun to drive, (even with all the overcompensating pavement pounders screwing with me on my commute. What’s that about??)
I have been trying to find this answer so please forgive if it’s been posed already, but the first week & a half I could charge to 100% & get almost 60 miles available. 58-59, 60 on a couple of days even.
Now starting about a week ago, I can only get 48-49, today was the first time I’ve gotten 50 in a week.
I’m in California, if that helps. I work 11-12 hour graveyard shifts so I leave when it’s dark & come home in the dark. It’s around the low-mid 40s about that time & I drive 30 miles one way mostly freeway. Not gonna lie, I haul ass around 75-80 most of the way if I can.
Any ideas? Am I doing something wrong? I charge it on the Level 1 MB cord that came with it from my 110 on the porch & when I get to work there’s a 110 in the parking lot.
Should I buy a Level 2 for better mileage? I do want to upgrade the charger, should I have the porch 110 converted to 220 or is there a cord that will charge “better?”
Sorry for all the newb. Thanks!