by notiming from upstate New York
on July 15, 2013
This is a fun car to drive and not stopping for gas is great. It charges over night using a 110 outlet with the charger provided by smart. If you want to charge faster you can get a 220 charging stati...
This is a fun car to drive and not stopping for gas is great. It charges over night using a 110 outlet with the charger provided by smart. If you want to charge faster you can get a 220 charging station but they are expensive.
The smart is not just a city car, it is fine for the suburbs and ex-urbs but you have to know your personal daily driving range unless you can charge up somewhere as part of your daily rounds. You don't need to re-charge fully before you drive again if you happen to draw down the charge on a longer than usual trip.
Driving an electric car will change your driving habits. You will benefit from coasting up to stop lights, coasting down hills and driving at steady speeds.
You have to work hard to get specific information from the company about its ideal charging speeds, battery capacity and whether a 16 amp or a 30 amp 220 ev charging station is needed. They seem to want you to buy a specific brand of charger but it may be overkill for the capability of the vehicle they are selling now.
Value for the Money
Purchased a used car
Uses car forJust getting around
Does recommend this car
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