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We leased a 2014 electric our first. We‘d never leased before but Mercedes had a really attractive program at the time. Wanted to buy it when the lease was up but the purchase price was well above the blue book and Mecedes was not negotiating at all. Next up we bought a 2014 Brabus edition that was a turned in leased vehicle and kept that until last weekend. Almost from day one with the gas powered smart we wanted to go back to the all electric but we stuck with it for four years. Last weekend we noticed four electric smarts on the lot of the local dealer and stopped to “have a look”. Well a 10th year anniversary edition with less than 15k miles on the clock ended up following us home.
 

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Very cool.
I'm on my second smart... ran the wheels off the first one (R.I.P.), got it on the $99 reservation program.
Always wanted to try the Electric, but that 50 mile range was a deal breaker.

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I purchased my third Smart electric too a couple of months ago, but the thing is I kept the first two. :)

BTW range is 75 or so miles.

Len
2014 EV Coupe 22,000 mikes
2014 EV Cabriolet 23,000 miles
2015 EV Coupe 20,500 miles
 

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2014 EV Coupe 22,000 mikes
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Nice stable Sokoloff!

I’ve been driving in a hypermile fashion and even with my first electric smart would be in the 80 to 100 mile range. Owned a 2003 Honda Insight for 10yrs and 140,000mi, had an average mpg over the entire span of my ownership of 69.8mpg. That car taught me how to drive efficiently and turned me into a hypermiler.
 

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Okay, you've got to tell me how you get 100 miles on your range? The best I've ever done is 90 miles and I pretty much kept it at 40 mph or less. I guess if your top speed is 25 to 30 mph, hitting 100 might be doable.

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Hundred mile range is something I’ve only ever calulated based on where the charge is after a trip, usually an in town errand. I apologize if that estimate is misleading as I’ve never actually gone a hundred on a charge. Normally I follow the 80-20 rule for charging so most of my statements about range are based on calculating because I rarely charge over 80% and rarely go below 20%. With our first Smart I definitely saw at least one time I got just over 80mi on a charge and was not under 10% when finished. I also employ several not so smart or even legal techniques when on the freeway as I used to with my Honda Insight that help with efficiency.
 

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Okay, thanks for clarifying. I was talking about a full charge showing as 100 miles on the cluster. Estimating the range, I can probably push the 100 mile narrative, but I've never seen anything higher than 90 on the cluster after a charge and it's doubtful if it would ever actually happen, either the 100 on the cluster or the 100 actual miles. :)

As an FYI, a full charge is never actually 100%. The test unit shows that what we think is a 100% charge is actually about 96% or so.

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2014 EV Coupe 22,000 mikes
2014 EV Cabriolet 23,000 miles
2015 EV Coupe 20,500 miles
 
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