How long does the smart electric drive take to charge?

By Product Expert | Posted in smart, smart Fortwo on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 4:31 pm
2017 smart fortwo electric drive

2017 smart fortwo electric drive charging time

Drivers looking to forgo the gas station in favor of a greener, more affordable fuel source will have a hard time finding a better fit than the 2017 smart fortwo electric drive. The electric smart car offers the model’s famous space-saving design, with a new electric motor that takes the gas station out of the equation completely. Its battery also features a quick charging time, allowing drivers to spend less time filling up and more time getting where they need to go.

We don’t recommend allowing your smart fortwo electric drive get down to 0% charge, just as we wouldn’t recommend driving until you run out of gas. However, to go from 0% – 100% charge, the electric drive model only takes about 2-1/2 hours when using a 240-volt charger, as you’d find at most charging stations. This charging stand is much faster than our previous model, and is one of the fastest Level 2 charge times of any EV on the market.

If you prefer to do your charging at home, note that charge times will be considerably longer. This is because most house plugs are only 120-volt and don’t put out as much power. Plugged into a standard plug, the electric smart car takes about 13 hours to charge from 0% – 100%, still plenty fast for weeknights. Simply plug it in when you get home from work, and it’ll be ready to go by the time you need to leave in the morning!

2017 smart fortwo electric drive charging plug  

2017 smart fortwo electric drive power gauge

2017 smart fortwo electric drive charging gauges

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Interested in getting behind the wheel of the new 2017 smart fortwo electric drive? Contact us today at Loeber Motors! We have a selection of new smart cars available and would be happy to help you get behind the wheel of the model that’s right for you. If we don’t have the EV in stock right now, we’ll be sure to let you know when it becomes available.

For more information on the smart models available, be sure to check out the rest of our blog!

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One Response to “How long does the smart electric drive take to charge?”

  1. Deane Herbert says:

    This is very weak. Please include some electrical information about the charger that completed a charge in 2.5hrs and also the limitations of the Smart Car’s charging equipment. A 70A charger may be overkill. Why waste money on a 70A charger if it steps down to a 40A charger because the Smart Car’s electronics max out at 40A?

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