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I'm a new owner of a lease return Smart ForTwo Electric Vehicle. I'm loving it for multiple reasons. It really is roomy and an unique vehicle. Everyone makes fun of the clown car until they drive it and they say I might just have to get me one of these.

I've put 800 miles on my car in the first 2 weeks I love driving her.

I have a few questions for everyone. Has Smart thought about incorporating a high quality very powerful solar panel in the roof of the car to help supplement the powering of the vehicle while your driving and charge the battery while your parked? Also, is there away to have a package that you can get a plug in the back/trunk so you can put in a backup battery and put it back there when you want to go on a long trip?
 

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There are some Smart Fortwo's with solar panel roofs. Car to go rideshare had them. Think in 2011
They assisted the venting while parked and keeping the 12 volt battery charged. On a gas smart.
They never put this into a EV. I wish they did. would look really cool like a Fisker Karma
On the additional battery. Saw some threads on a trailer with a battery concept. But to my knowledge no.
Europe has fast charge option on the smarts.
US version is limited.
 

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A solar panel that size would not generate much electricity. I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but if the glass roof was 15 square feet and you replaced it with a solar panel, on the best day parked in the sun all day you'd probably get enough energy for maybe 4 miles of driving. Of course you would have to always park the car outside in an uncovered parking spot. I also recently bought a 14ED and I'm absolutely loving it. I get the same responses, people laugh until they ride in it, then they try to figure out if they can ditch their gas guzzler.
 
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