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WOW 120 Miles!
I have only had my 2015 ED for 5 months and do mostly in town streets and freeways.
My "Guess-O-Meter" has had a high of 83 miles and averages 73 miles.
I have driven 55 miles and had 19 remaining (74), once I drove 62 miles and 11 remaining (73) but never past that!
 

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Something has to off with that number? I don't think it is possible for a factory delivered electric Smart to deliver much more than 90 miles on a very good day with normal driving. At least that's what 99.9% of us see. Now the Smart will give you 120 miles per gallon when comparing the cost of gasoline to the cost of electricity as the window sticker indicates, but actually getting 120 miles on a single charge???? Maybe the cluster is set to km - that might get it close.

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I have gotten over 120 miles on a single charge 4 times (121.4 is the max from last summer) so far since I got my 2014 with 6,700 miles on it in September of 2016. Each time consisted of multiple trips to places and back home. For instance the max one had 9 trips, 8 of which were back and forth to work and one big trip of 53 miles visiting a friend. All of them have been in the summer when the temp has at least been in the 70s. I have noticed that I get higher m/KWh when the temp is higher. Avg m/KWh needs to be above 6 - the battery seems to max out at about 20 KWh when the weather is warm. Basic math then says it can be done



My driving style is fairly simple - never drive like I'm in a hurry, try to keep the power usage at no more than 25%, try to use the brakes/regenerative braking as little as possible - coast to stop signs & stop lights, look ahead & know the light systems on the roads I travel. I see it as a game - see how much I can get out of each charge and I have a short commute (less than 8 miles round trip) which allows me to push the envelope a little more.

I live in the West suburbs of Chicago, it's very flat around here
. Most all of my trips involve going less than 45mph and then only that fast for

The car can teach you how to drive more efficiently, but most people just don't want to change their driving style. I have the advantage of having driven a 2000 Honda Insight hybrid for 14 years and 170K miles with a lifetime mpg of 64.6 (according to the car). It took a while, but I learned to not be in as much of a hurry, pay attention to what is ahead, and coast whenever you can (with low rolling resistance tires it can go a lot further than the Smart does).


The engineers at Smart probably thought no one would actually drive like me, so they keep the avg m/KWh at 3.9 to start with and 90 miles of range as the absolute maximum. BTW, the lowest actual (not the car estimate, it's always higher) m/KWh I've ever gotten is 4.2 in the dead of winter in the first year I owned the car
 

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That is what is referred to as "Hypermiling".
If I drove that way I'd get rear-ended, honked at, cussed at, cut-off and etc...

Now I have to say I do drive similar, easy on the pedal, not ON/Brakes/ON like all the drivers around here!, I use the pedal to control the speed, and do not use brakes much, I hold the pedal in Zero amps a lot.
I have never pushed the car too far since it has no backup once drained, 62 miles is my daily max so far.
The Smart ED does not show detailed driving usage or Kw used.

I also have a 2017 Chevy Volt which does get amazing EV Range, Factory ratings 52 miles, I get 74 miles on my Volt.
It shows Kwh as you drive and tells you stats when you turn off the car, I drive 6.4 miles/Kw very often, 5.2 is my lowest.
 

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I've had my ED for 3 weeks now and more or less just use it like I would a regular car. The only gauge I use is the battery life remaining on the pod. I haven't even cycled through the dash stuff, I know it can be done, just don't see the need for it.

The estimated mileage is useless.


As far as actual range I get about 90 miles per tankful and use the car little enough to have to plug in every 8 days with about 20 percent remaining.
 

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I find that my pod charge percentage compared to the mileage remaining gauge on the cluster is extremely accurate in both cars.

When you say "about 90 miles per tankful," there's a lot of leeway in that answer. Would you mind turning your gauge screen to the miles remaining/distance traveled screen and let us know what it shows as your range on a full "tankful" the next time you charge it to 100%? Your input will be good data to have for all of us to compare to ours.

Thanks.

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The estimated mileage is useless.

As far as actual range I get about 90 miles per tankful and use the car little enough to have to plug in every 8 days with about 20 percent remaining.
I also find the estimated mileage to be an accurate "guesstimate" driven by history and driving habits. You may want to clear the "history" so the data base is yours only???

So in PHX, AZ you drive (windows down, no A/C?) about 9 miles per day for 8 days with 18ish miles remaining? I could see that being attainable . . .

Now get off the sidewalk and put some miles on that ED! :burnout:
 

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Would you mind turning your gauge screen to the miles remaining/distance traveled screen and let us know what it shows as your range on a full "tankful" the next time you charge it to 100%?
Will do, should be a week or so. Haven't read the manual yet, info on how to do it should be in there.
 

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I also find the estimated mileage to be an accurate "guesstimate" driven by history and driving habits. You may want to clear the "history" so the data base is yours only???

So in PHX, AZ you drive (windows down, no A/C?) about 9 miles per day for 8 days with 18ish miles remaining? I could see that being attainable . . .

Now get off the sidewalk and put some miles on that ED! :burnout:
A little more than that, I often go off route for morning coffee and to drop the dog off at doggy daycare. We've been blessed with a ridiculously cool pre-summer here in Phoenix, it's only hit a hundred degrees twice this year. Turned on the AC for the first time this morning and there was a noticeable dip. I had planned on keeping track of every mile to maximize my efficiency but it's not necessary.

Also doing the Progressive Snapshot, trying to keep the miles down for an A+ rating.:) I haven't even gunned it yet, maybe a quarter push on the gas pedal is enough to get out in front of the others stopped with me.


Great little car and the first time in a long time I haven't felt the crushing disappointment of buyers remorse.
 

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When I reset the computer my 2014 with 40k miles shows 93-99 miles to empty, I usually see more along the lines of 70 mile real range or 45-50 heavy footed range (flooring it to and from work for my 42-45 mile round trip)


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So are you saying that the cluster screen shows 93-99 miles on a full charge? It was mentioned above that 90 is the max. I've seen 90 once I think on mine. Usually resets to the low 80's depending on how I drove the last "fill up."

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So are you saying that the cluster screen shows 93-99 miles on a full charge? It was mentioned above that 90 is the max. I've seen 90 once I think on mine. Usually resets to the low 80's depending on how I drove the last "fill up."



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Yup. On reset and full charge.




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Of course it’s not a true reading. By the time I’ve gone the mile or so to the freeway it reads around 85-90 miles.


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Well, that answers the question as to whether 90 is the highest number. My guess is that it might go as high as 99? Do you ever actually see that high of a range in real life?

Thanks.

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Well, that answers the question as to whether 90 is the highest number. My guess is that it might go as high as 99? Do you ever actually see that high of a range in real life?



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2014 EV Coupe 18,000 miles

2014 EV Cabriolet 12,000 miles


Not me. I think my moms managed 92 once, but I’m usually around 65-83/4 in ideal temps. If babied the whole way and heavy traffic, I can do my 45 mile round trip commute and come home with 38-42% SOC left according to gauge.


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When all counters reset I get 90 miles to empty on guages.
Real range at nice warm temps is really 70 miles but gotta drive nicely.
Cold weather like -14 F was as low as 27 miles not great, thank god I live 20 miles from work.


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The 93 to 99 on cluster does not show on my 2013 smart.


I do have a 2017 battery and I think my range could be that but my older computer was never told about the newer battery higher capacity.


mine maxes at 90
 

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The 93 to 99 on cluster does not show on my 2013 smart.


I do have a 2017 battery and I think my range could be that but my older computer was never told about the newer battery higher capacity.


mine maxes at 90


Mine is a 2014 with Battery Production [Y/M/D]: 2013/7/19


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I do have a 2017 battery and I think my range could be that but my older computer was never told about the newer battery higher capacity.
NOT likely as all 451 ED's (to include your MY13 ED) carry the same capacity HV Li-lon Battery Module part # 789-340-00-03-80 regardless of battery build date . . .
 

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I am unsure how to find the real range of my battery but I estimate I can do about 75 miles or real driving, If I could do a steady 30 mph then 90 miles is believable.
 
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