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Owner's Hub

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smartster, did you know that our website has a section reserved just for you? It's our Owner's Hub! Check it out, if you haven't already:…Continue

On Your Mark, Get Set...

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When a spec racing enthusiast is confronted with a lack of parking, a saga fit for race track legends ensues. Author Jack Baruth was tired of never being able to escape the confines of his office…Continue

National Drive Thru Day

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Don't worry. We've got all your soda needs covered for National Drive-Thru Day.Now tell us about your tastiest travels — what was the last meal you picked up in a smart?…Continue

Goal!

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smart owner and ice hockey enthusiast @1photoshap raves, "THERE'S SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES! All the goalie gear and two sticks fit in the smart and you can still fit a passenger." Score! Any…Continue

 

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smartster, did you know that our website has a section reserved just for you? It's our Owner's Hub! Check it out, if you haven't already: http://smart.cr/1KlgCK3 Photo via @julya.spencer on IGSee More
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How To Maximize Your Summer Charge Range

We did a blog post on how to maximize your charge in the summer, even when using you air conditioning: http://www.smartusainsider.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-maximize-summer-change-rangeSee More
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How To Maximize Summer Change Range

Have you been running the AC nonstop in your car to combat the summer heat? If you own an electric drive, this can quickly drain your car's battery life. smart car of America users recognized this fact and had a great discussion on how to keep yourself cool while preserving power. Robert Weingart, smart's in-house electric drive expert, also shared his tips: 1. Use preconditioning to reduce the initial load on the HVAC system when you start driving. If you can use power from the grid, this will save your HV battery SOC for driving. 2. Set the interior temperature as high as is comfortable when driving. The colder you set the temperature, the harder the compressor has to run, which will reduce your SOC. The AC compressor is a variable speed motor and will run at a higher RPM, using more power, the colder you set the temperature setting.3. Toggle the AC on and off while driving. If…See More
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On Your Mark, Get Set...

When a spec racing enthusiast is confronted with a lack of parking, a saga fit for race track legends ensues. Author Jack Baruth was tired of never being able to escape the confines of his office during his lunch break. Then he discovers car2go. The service enables him to dine solo in addition to breaking a few personal records for the amount of time it takes to pick up a slice of pizza. Read his full tale of glory here: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f170/maximum-range-reports-97985/See More
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sUSAi Admin liked Ken Gish's discussion Range predictions -- Trust the guess-o-meter
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Ken Gish replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Road Trippin' With Range
"I have completed my high speed trip. I was shocked ;-) how well the car did. I will start a separate post with all the details but I just wanted to say that based on this trip I believe the Range app drastically underestimates the available range.…"
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National Drive Thru Day

Don't worry. We've got all your soda needs covered for National Drive-Thru Day.Now tell us about your tastiest travels — what was the last meal you picked up in a smart?See More
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sUSAi Admin replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Seat With A View
"Wow. That view certainly qualifies as picturesque. "
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jwight replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Seat With A View
"Here's a shot taken in New York on July 11th, returning from the smarts at Watkins Glen meeting.  That's looking West toward Hammondsport, NY at the bottom of one of the Finger lakes. "
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sUSAi Admin replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Road Trippin' With Range
"Hi Ken. To answer your question, it does not damage the battery to completely drive it to zero. "
Jul 20
sUSAi Admin replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion electric drive Haul
"electric drives are great on any type of road. They have regenerative braking, which is especially efficient on hills. "
Jul 17
sUSAi Admin replied to sUSAi Admin's discussion Road Trippin' With Range
"With all this info, you could write a blog post on range, too! We are checking in with our product specialists to see what factors are taken into account for vh.smart.com app."
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How To Maximize Summer Change Range

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Have you been running the AC nonstop in your car to combat the summer heat? If you own an electric drive, this can quickly drain your car's battery life. smart car of America users recognized this fact and had a great discussion on how to keep yourself cool while preserving power. Robert Weingart, smart's in-house electric drive expert, also shared his tips:…



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Join Our Dealer Ordering Guide Live Chat Next Thursday!

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 12:57pm 6 Comments

We've reached the end of our dealer ordering guide blog series. Hopefully, you now have a better picture of the US version of the C453. If you still have a few lingering questions, you can save them for our next Live Chat. Eric Angeloro, smart's marketing head, will be online again, ready to discuss all things C453, on Thursday, June 4th at 5 PM EDT. Please reply below with any questions you plan on posting.…

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C453 Dealer Ordering Guide Preview - Safety

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

smart has never skimped on safety standards and our C453 is no exception. In this final installment of our dealer ordering guide walk-through, we'll take a look at what makes the C453 one of the safest smarts to date.

Of course, we have to start with our tridion safety cell. Thanks to a higher proportion of ultra-high strength, hot-formed steels and maximum-strength, multiphase steel, our tridion is the strongest its ever been. As a compliment to the C453's external ridgity, doors are…

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C453 Dealer Ordering Guide Preview - Interior Specs

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:26am 0 Comments

It's time to revisit the C453's dealer ordering guide to see our latest smart's interior specs. Jump inside and we'll take you for a tour.



Storage was top of mind when we designed our twin-section tailgate. The trunk opens from both the top and bottom to facilitate easy loading and unloading. Furthermore, the backrest of the passenger seat can now be folded…

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At 12:24pm on January 7, 2014, jwight said…

Let me second Robert's comment.  Not sure what happened but smart USA appears to be totally disconnected from the smart owner community. Yes, there's Farcebook (pun intended) but that's pretty much generic comments without much substance.  Bring back the un-group in anticipation of the 2015 intro of the next generation smarts!

At 12:11pm on January 7, 2014, Robert Ricewasser said…

I have a comment about seeing the un-group revitalized here. Eric Angeloro did a fantastic job of organizing the un-group and without his input the group has struggled on Google Hangout. It has now become apparent that the group can no longer continue without the input from smartUSA. There is still a lot of passion and enthusiasm amongst smart owners and to have the involvement of smartUSA to communicate with a group of committed owners seems like a plus for promoting the brand. Hopefully, Eric or someone else in corporate will take up the challenge to bring the un-group back to life and instill a continued enthusiasm for the brand, amongst it's owners.

At 8:49am on May 9, 2012, Jim and Ann Brown said…

 

Funny, funny, Charlotte!  Before we got our little Munchkin, Ann and I lived on the Bolivar Peninsula, a ferry ride from Galveston, Texas, until we were moved away by hurricane Ike.  Cars going onto the ferry had a TSA-like inspection before boarding.  "Pop the hood, pop the trunk and pop the glove box."  We may drive all the way back down there just to have an experience like yours.  We are all primed to respond, "Sorry, we don't have the first two, but we can open the glove box for you."

On the other hand, the third member of the inspection team used a long-handled mirror to inspect the bottom of cars.  I guess it would not be so funny if we were instructed to remove Munchkin's under tray.  :)

Jim 

At 7:00pm on May 7, 2012, Charlotte Rose Rios said…

Hello sUSAi:

Yes, I am interested in sharing my photos as well as my little story.  I can't tell you how much attention my SmartCar got.  It was especially funny when the security detail searching vehicles and their contents asked me to "Pop the trunk."  After the look on my face, they just laughed.  You certainly can fit a lot of stuff in this car!  How do I get to you my photos?  Charlotte Rios

At 7:38pm on April 28, 2012, spicejax said…

Here's a 100k er

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At 5:21am on October 20, 2011, spicejax said…

I'm confused, are there two sUSAi admins?

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