smart Electric Owners


smart Electric Owners

This is a group where all the New and Existing Electric Drive smart owners can get together on sUSAi, to show, discuss and teach everyone what a smart ED is all about.

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Location: USA
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2016

Discussion Forum

Battery charging efficiency

Started by Mark Williams Apr 24, 2016. 0 Replies

Loving the smart electric drive after a year and a half of driving it!Becsuse i have to pay something for charging current where i work and live (small monthly fee), i wondered about the actual…Continue

Delayed Charging?

Started by Mindy Kimball. Last reply by Jack Fuller Apr 9, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi all,  I have yet to figure out how to make the delayed charging work.  Has anyone figured it out?The manual says that you select the depart time, then select on/off for the air conditioning, and…Continue

110V charger is acting up

Started by Mark Williams. Last reply by Mark Williams Dec 2, 2015. 3 Replies

I've spoken to our dealer and I think they are busily leafing through manuals to figure out what I'm talking about.  While they are busy with that, I thought I would post here for user…Continue

A Message appeared

Started by Mark Williams. Last reply by Mark Williams Nov 15, 2015. 2 Replies

I read about "Messages" in the manual and after 11 months of driving, finally got one.  "Care Ser. in 30 Days."   Obviously it means a trip to the dealer, and probably means a battery check.  Does…Continue

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Comment by Eric Angeloro - smart USA on May 23, 2013 at 4:14pm

; ) jk  This is at my house. Finding ED3 is very easy to live with on my commute and for everyday use.

Comment by Eric Angeloro - smart USA on May 23, 2013 at 4:08pm

The all-new smart electric drive is so green it's tree powered ; ) 

Comment by spicejax on May 17, 2013 at 8:16am

Hey Arvind, I test drove a LEAF myself, and it's a great EV.  So I'd say have no regrets.

It would be great if you share your experience with the smart ED owners for comparison.

We are inclusive to electric vehicles here.



Comment by Arvind Kumar on May 16, 2013 at 3:24pm

Sorry to say but we bought a 2013 Leaf SV last week instead. It was a very hard decision, influenced by: family of 5 with avg household age 71, leaf is bigger/more practical for this family, leaf has been out longer and is better supported, smart ED relatively new, no dealer discounts. Will be watching the evolution of the ED3 with great interest from the sidelines.

Comment by jwight on May 15, 2013 at 8:05am

Anyone picking up their smart electric drive today?

Comment by Arvind Kumar on May 3, 2013 at 4:57pm

Getting the process started to install a charging station in the garage. First step was to fill out a questionnaire at -- then a guy from Bosch in Michigan called me promptly, and identified a local electrician to come out, inspect the location, and give me a quote. The HW itself can cost $1300-$1600 (also at above website). Need to do some drywall work before calling electrician. Anyone else go through this process before? Any tips?

Comment by Arvind Kumar on May 1, 2013 at 8:25pm

We changed our minds after learning that it will cost $3000 to get the custom color we wanted. So will take one of the cars expected in the first shipment. Due date still May 15.

Comment by Don Bearden on May 1, 2013 at 6:40pm

I was hoping that the San Jose shipment would arrive May 3. I am still waiting to buy an ED3. I don't think I can wait until August or September or whenever. 

Comment by Arvind Kumar on April 30, 2013 at 1:56pm

San Jose shipment delayed from May 3 to May 15. Something to do with battery lease terms ... We didn't like any of the configurations in the first shipment, and have special ordered our preferred configuration for ED3. Expect it to arrive mid-August.

Comment by Arvind Kumar on April 29, 2013 at 1:26am
San Jose dealer expecting shipment Fri, May 3.

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