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my friend has smart evo model 2013 fortwo ,he charges it very good before the battery consumed ,but when the battery comes to zero it wont charge again!!!!!.also the same problem all cars imported from USA. TO JORDAN HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.IF THE H.V BATTERY HAS POWER IT CAN be CHARGEd .BUT IF IT DRAINED OUT TO ZERO ,IT WONT CHARGE AGAIN.SOME TECHNICHIAN HERe IN JORDAN THEY TOLD HIM THAT IT IS THE (IBS) INTELIGENT BATTERY SENSOR IS BUSTED .SO PLEASE ANY ADEA FOR THIS ISSUE IS APPRECIATED,
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There's a significant element of "Doctor, it hurts when I do this; what do you think?" "Well, I think you should stop doing that." at play here.

Running the HV/traction pack down to zero is not advisable for the health of the pack. I feel a little uncomfortable anytime I run mine below 10%. Below 5%, pretty much the only thing I'm doing with the car is driving it straight to the nearest suitable charging location.
 

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yes i agree with you my friend .but here in jordan no have plenty electric power stations as well as in USA .also this guy my fried is a dealer and has 8 cars same problem he imports cars from usa .so he has this problem.and all electric charging stations in jordan are few and each one is far from another.they all use house charging ,and they dont have a good experience with electric cars .
 

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Yes, but can you clarify that by "battery comes to zero" you mean the car is being driven until it stops altogether?

What Sokoloff wrote is correct, you should never be intentionally running the car below 10%, and only occasionally below 20%.
 

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Yes it comes to zero driven until stopped,but here in jordan have too many electric nissan leaf cars and driven until zero ,but they dont have like this problem ,they bring it by crane truc and charge it without a problem and start charging
 

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If most kinds of lithium batteries - especially those with cobalt-oxide chemistry - are discharged completely to zero, then an attempt is made to recharge them, the result is an explosive chemical reaction an violent fire. So, electric cars must be conservatively designed so that it is impossible to discharge any cell in the battery pack to zero - and if this does happen, the battery pack is permanently disabled. This is done in the battery packs for cell phones and laptop computers. The state of charge which gauge indicates "zero" and the car stops running is probably actually 20 percent.

The Smart ED has some poorly thought-out design features - mostly due to its designers making bad assumptions - some of them cultural. They probably thought: "why would anyone ever take any chance at getting stuck on the side of the road running the electric car down to zero." But in some less socially-atomized cultures (like close-knit Arab cultures where everybody has a friend who drives a taxi or tow truck?) this might be thought of a less of a problem. So, the European Smart designers probably designed a very small state-of-charge margin for the battery pack (which is already smaller than any other plug-in EV battery pack), and if the car is discharged to zero more than a few times, the battery pack is disabled.

By the way, if a Smart Car is disabled, it cannot be towed with the rear wheels on the ground - this will damage the motor electronics.

I'm impressed that people are adopting electric cars in Jordan. In my part of the USA, electric cars are almost nonexistent. Are there government programs promoting electric cars for environmental reasons? Gasoline must be very cheap there, right?
 
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