Posts by MineCooky

    Charging cables are actually a pretty simple topic. Check how many kW it can do, whether you like it and then buy it. Or take the one that came with the smart. But since I was personally still burdened by my 451, it wasn't that easy for me. My 451 didn't have a 22 kW charger and therefore a nice coiled cable, which was super compact and always quickly stowed away.

    When my first 453 with 22 kW came along, I missed it a lot. Now I had such a stubborn 22 kW cable and each time I had to wind it up so store it in the car. I started looking for something more comfortable:


    Nowadays I used a type 2 coiled cable from Mennekes. This is up to 3-4 meters long and pulls together to about 50 cm. But since it is coiled, you can only charge with just under 14 kW. But I don't care, the smart is still fully charged again in an hour. You actually never reach your goal with 0%. And if I need 22 kW, I'll be on the motorway anyway, there is the cable on the charging station and I get my 22 kW.

    Before that I had two different ones, which actually could do 22 kW. But that coiled cable from Phoenex Contact is still very rigid and, above all, much too heavy. And then another NoName cable, which was broken after 3 months. After about 12 months of trying all sorts of things, I ended up with the aforementioned coiled cable from Mennekes.


    Mercedes gives the coiled cable with the EQC, for example, and has the item number A 000 583 29 01. I can really only recommend it. :)



    What do you use for cables?


    Das erste Foto, als ich endlich ein Typ 2 Kabel gefunden hatte, welches mir persönlich zugesagt hatte

    Yesterday I disconnected the 12V battery for 30 minutes or so .. and when I reconnected it, the time on the on-board computer was exactly 2 hours behind. I thought to myself "Hmm, it'll catch up again after the smart stands a night long in the garage" Far too often it actually works.


    But after it was still wrong today on the way to the bakery, I was puzzled. So have a look in the on-board computer, but it doesn't have the option for the time. If a navigation system is installed, the on-board computer gets the time from the navigation system. You can then not set yourself. Actually cool, because the car then also switches to summer time and adjusts the time even if you cross a border (I had already experienced it myself with England and Finland). But if the time is wrong, then of course that's bad luck. The time in the navigation system was correct, so there was definitely a problem with the synchronization.


    Tried around a bit, looked again through the on-board computer settings: No, I definitely don't have the option. Hmm


    Hanging around for a while and thinking about it, then being able to persuade the car to get the time fresh from the navigation system again: Go to the settings on the navigation system, select the option for the time and remove the tick for summer time and set it again. Now the time is correct again on the on-board computer.


    If you have that too, now you know how to get it under control. :)

    I couldn't leave it completely factory. What I've done so far:


    • Black side indicators
    • Tuning for the EQ



    I found the side indicators online and to my surprise they even have German approval. In addition, the tuning, mostly for the better regen, it’s perfect for now. Maybe there are other rims, let's see.


    What did you do on your smart? I'm sure JasonC got something to say here. ;)


    Mein smart EQ


    Mein smart EQ

    Just learned, that Steinbauer recently uploaded a video on how to install the kit to YouTube:


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    Some of you may already know it. I like to collect how the cars hold up in the field, how much mileage your cars have, whether something has already broken, stories about the kilometers and repairs.


    There are two threads for this:
    Smart ED4 (EQ) kilometer and repair collection (built from 2017 to date)
    Smart ED3 kilometers and repair collection (built from 2012 to 2016)


    You are also welcome to discuss your experiences there. :)


    PS: I'm sure some of you will find JasonC 's story of his seat heating very interesting.

    As I have done earlier in a German forum, I would like to keep a list up to date, what mileage your smarties have and whether there have already been repairs. I would like to collect the following information about your Smarties:

    • Mileage
    • Remaining capacity [ED BMS Diagnostics]
    • Fast charger or snore charger (3-phase or 1-phase / 22kW or 3.7 kW)
    • Brabus?
    • US car?
    • First registration
    • Parts that have already been exchanged (fast charger, etc ...)


    Note:

    The new smart was delivered as an "ED" as well as an "EQ". Apart from the name, the ED does not necessarily differ from the EQ. Please look at the first registration to be able to distinguish the old (451 - ED3) from the new (453 - ED4). Please check if you are right here. This thread is for your smart if it was build from 2012 to 2016.

    If your smart was first registered in 2017 or later, the collection is in this thread (click).



    Smart ED3 (451 Facelift):

    [14.06.20] 400.000 km - 92% - slow charger - 'Oliver' - 04/2013 [Details]

    [30.12.20] 237.000 km - 100% - slow charger - MineCooky - 05/2013 [Details]

    [19.10.20] 158.000 km - --% - fast charger - Elektrofix - 12/2012 - [Fch 92.000km 02/2018, Gb]

    [12.01.19] 144.000 km - --% - fast charger (B) - e-freun.de - 2012 - [2x Fch]

    [30.06.20] 136.000 km - -- % - fast charger - Hazi - 3/2014 - [2x Fch, Akku]

    [22.10.20] 131.000 km - 85% - fast charger - nagetusch - 05/2013 - [Fch, Akku, Rm]

    [17.01.19] 112.000 km - --% - fast charger - luftgekuehlt - 01/2014 - [Tre, TA]

    [09.12.20] 105.000 km - 86% - fast charger - Smart-99 - 02/2014 - [Fch 56.000km 07/2017]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 100.000 km - --% - fast charger - teutocat - 02/2013

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 100.000 km - --% - slow charger - thejpenner

    [15.11.19] 92.000 km - 98% - slow charger - Ernibalboa - 07/2014

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 95.000 km - 92% - fast charger (B) - 1Millionbis2020 - 11/2013 - [Fch 55.000km 09/2015]

    [12.02.19] 90.000 km - 86% - fast charger - eSmart - 10/2013 [Fch 87.000km 09/2018]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 85.000 km - --% - fast charger - MatthiasB - 01/2014 - [Fch 48.000km 07/2016]

    [02.08.17] 80.000 km - 94% - slow charger - AlterAmi - 11/2013

    [15.10.20] 80.000 km - 97% - slow charger - Misterdublex - 07/2014 - [Pe]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 79.000 km - 97% - fast charger (B) - harleyblau1 - 12/2012 [Fch 56.000km 04/2016] -verkauft-

    [07.11.18] 75.000 km - 98% - slow charger - spark-ed - 11/2013

    [24.09.20] 73.000 km - --% - fast charger - Ruxis - 01/2014

    [25.04.19] 73.000 km - --% - fast charger - Udo peschau - 11/2013 [2x Fch; Akku]

    [02.11.20] 72.000 km - --% - fast charger - Johann - 01/2013 - [Fch]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 70.000 km - 94% - slow charger - slowandi - 08/2012

    [20.08.18] 70.000 km - --% - fast charger - dsl - 03/2014 - [Fch 68.000km 03/2018, Akku]

    [24.10.20] 70.000 km - 94% - fast charger - ulflieger - 10/2014 - [Fch 42.000km]

    [17.10.20] 69.000 km - 94% - fast charger - wilbert - 03/2013 - [Bd, Vp]

    [01.07.20] 69.000 km - 95% - fast charger - muhmann - 11/2013 -verkauft-

    [18.04.19] 65.000 km - --% - fast charger - Eberhardt - 10/2013 - [Fch]

    [07.07.20] 65.000 km - --% - slow charger - Welker66 - 07/2015 - [Sch] -verkauft-

    [01.08.19] 64.000 km - --% - fast charger - Helmstedter - 10/2013 -verkauft-

    [18.08.18] 55.000 km - 94% - fast charger - SvenRoettjer - 12/2013 - [Fch 51.000km 05/2018]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 54.000 km - --% - fast charger - HuWe - [Fch]

    [25.07.18] 53.000 km - 98% - slow charger - smart_ninja - [Akku]

    [31.12.20] 52.000 km - 100% - slow charger - erich - 03/2014

    [19.04.19] 52.000 km - --% - slow charger - streetfighter - 04/2012 - [Hb]

    [02.10.17] 51.000 km - --% - fast charger - Linnea - --/2014 [Fch 51.000km]

    [01.05.20] 50.000 km - --% - slow charger - SmartDi - 10/2013 [MO, Gb] -verkauft-

    [03.10.19] 49.000 km - 99% - slow charger - Diva4 - EZ 09/2013 - [Akku 04/2015]

    [07.09.20] 47.000 km - --% - fast charger - MartinOL - 10/2013 - [Fch, Akku, Navi] -verkauft-

    [14.10.20] 46.000 km - 85 % - fast charger - 61hschts - 10/2013

    [15.08.18] 48.000 km - 97% - fast charger - sm4rt - 12/2014 - [Fch 43.000km 06/2018]

    [06.09.18] 46.000 km - --% - fast charger - Lelek - 11/2013 - [Fch 46.000km 09/2018]

    [06.11.20] 45.000 km - 95% - slow charger - vonGestern - 10/2012 [Sch, Hb]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 44.000 km - -- % - fast charger - Torwin - [Fch 36.000km]

    [15.09.19] 43.000 km - 97% - slow charger - Colori - EZ 05/2013 - [Akku]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 43.000 km - 99% - slow charger - Turboluke

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 41.000 km - --% - fast charger - mswpt - 01/2014 - [Fch]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 40.000 km - -- % - fast charger - Spüli - 10/13 [Fch]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 39.000 km - 98% - fast charger - twiker01 - 01/2013- [Fch 39.000km 05/2017]

    [15.11.18] 37.000 km - --% - fast charger - Esolar - 07/2014 - [Akku]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 36.000 km - --% - fast charger - EisDave - 10/2013 - [Fch 36.000km 05/2017]

    [19.09.17] 36.000 km - 99% - slow charger - GuidoBras - 10/2014

    [25.10.20] 35.000 km - --% - slow charger - HubertB - 09/2012

    [10.06.19] 35.000 km - --% - fast charger - Bobbycar - 03/2014 - [Akku]

    [22.11.18] 33.000 km - --% - fast charger - Beware - 10/2013 [Akku]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 33.000 km - --% - fast charger - smartfan - 10/2013

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 33.200 km - 98 % - fast charger - rollo.martins - ca. 01/2013 - [Fch]

    [14.07.19] 33.000 km - --% - fast charger (B) - BrabusBB - 10/2014 - [Navi, Akku]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 26.000 km - --% - fast charger - Radiolaxel - 01/2015

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 25.000 km - 99% - fast charger - mirkoelectric - 10/2013 - [Fch]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 25.000 km - 89% - fast charger - e-Student - 03/2014

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 23.000 km - 98% - fast charger - ED451 - 01/2014

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 22.000 km - --% - fast charger - Ivee - 06/2014 [Fch 22.000km 02/2017]

    [13.06.18] 19.000 km - --% - slow charger - Enno - 09/2012 - [Akku]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 18.000 km - --% - fast charger - Graefe - 6/2015

    [30.07.17] 17.000 km - 100% - slow charger - bluppdiwupp - 12/2013

    [15.10.20] 16.000 km - 99% - slow charger - Finster - 04/2015 - [Cs]

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 16.000 km - 99% - slow charger - rip-deal - 12/2013

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 16.000 km - 93% - fast charger - Solarki_1 - 10/2013

    [20.08.19] 14.000 km - 97% - slow charger (US) - smartadvisor_1 - 12/2015

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 13.000 km - 91% - slow charger - Finster - 04/2015 - [Cs]

    [22.11.17] 13.000 km - 92% - fast charger (B) - Kligger - 10/2013

    [30.08.18] 11.000 km - --% - fast charger - vd.1993 - 09/2013

    [ -- . -- . -- ] 11.000 km - --% - slow charger - foxada - 04/2013


    My personal rule of thumb for buying a used ED3:

    When buying a used car, make sure that the car has run an average of> 8,500km / year.


    You can find a complete (and independent) purchase advice in my blog:

    3rd generation smart purchase advice

    4th generation smart purchase advice


    Bd = brake discs

    Rm = rubber mount

    Cs = charging socket

    Pe = power electronics (inverter)

    Fch = fast charger

    Sch = slow charger

    Tre = tie rod ends

    Vp = vacuum pump

    Gb = gear box

    Hb = handbrake parts

    [Username] = Data from GoingElectric, in which I used this thread.


    Technical details about the car can be found here.


    Actual Brabus EDs marked with a (B)

    US cars with a (US)


    What you cannot read from this list is that only about 20% of all 451 Smart electric drives sold are also equipped with a fast charger.


    That the 451's quick chargers must have a problem is pretty obvious, what exactly it is is not publicly known. What seems to be quite clear, however, is that replacement devices of the second series (-> check the serial number yourself) no longer have this problem. These appeared as replacements from ~ 09/2013, but the defective ones were installed ex works until the end.


    This top post is kept up to date by me so that you don't have to read through every post here.

    Please move longer conversations to other threads.


    Note:

    The new smart was delivered as an "ED" as well as an "EQ". Apart from the name, the ED does not necessarily differ from the EQ. Please look at the first registration to be able to distinguish the old (451 - ED3) from the new (453 - ED4). Please check if you are right here. This thread is for your smart if it was build from 2012 to 2016.

    If your smart was first registered in 2017 or later, the collection is in this thread (click).

    As I have done earlier a German forum, I would like to keep a list up-to-date, what mileage your smarties have and whether there have already been repairs. I would like to collect the following information about your Smarties:

    • Mileage
    • Remaining capacity [ED4scan EV Diagnostics]
    • Fast charger or snore charger (3-phase or 1-phase / 22kW or 4.2kW)
    • First registration
    • Parts that have already been exchanged (instrument cluster, etc ...)
    • fortwo or forfour? (42 or 44)
    • Facelift?


    Note:

    The new smart was delivered both as "ED" and as "EQ". Apart from this name, the ED does not differ from the EQ. Please look at the first registration to be able to distinguish the old (451 - ED3) from the new (453 - ED4). Please check if you are right here. This thread is for your smart if it was build in 2017 or later.

    If your smart was first registered between 2012 and 2016, the collection is in this thread (click).


    Smart ED4:

    [05.05.21] 109.000 km - 85% - fast charger - 42 PFL - MineCooky - 05/2018 - [Ic, Bd] [Details] - lease ended -

    [21.10.20] 41.000 km - 98% - fast charger - 44 PFL - Pisco - 10/2018 - [Dl]

    [23.10.20] 35.000 km - 98% - slow charger - 44 PFL - Smart forfour ED - 08/2017

    [20.07.20] 32.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Fleckenmüller - 07/2017 - [Ic]

    [07.02.21] 24.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - TomF72 - [Dl]

    [30.10.20] 25.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Fahrtwind - 04/2019 - [Battery, Ic]

    [14.10.20] 22.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Waldkatze - 07/2018

    22.10.20] 20.000 km - 97 % - fast charger - 42 PFL - schnaeutz - 02/2019 [Ra]

    [28.11.20] 18.000 km - -- % - fast charger - 44 PFL - swanangel - 11/2018

    [23.10.20] 18.000 km - --% - slow charger - 44 PFL - schubkarr - 03/2018 - [Sp]

    [12.11.20] 17.000 km - --% - fast charger - 42 PFL - Tom54 - 04/2019 - [Ic]

    [28.11.19] 17.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Blacky44 - 01/2018 [Ic] -soldt-

    [16.08.18] 16.000 km - --% - slow charger - 44 PFL - Stromfresser - 08/2017 - [Schu]

    [15.03.20] 15.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Andre280e - 03/2018 - [Bd, Mo, Tpd, 2x Hi, Ds] - lease ended -

    [18.10.20] 15.000 km - --% - fast charger - 44 PFL - AlKo - 07/2019 - [Im]

    [28.11.19] 11.000 km - -- % - fast charger - 44 PFL - ElFreunde - 02/2019

    [15.10.20] 10.500 km - -- % - fast charger - 42 PFL - tsi - 01/2019 - [Ds]

    [21.11.18] 10.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Lutian - 11/2017

    [14.10.20] 10.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - JoChiem - 11/2017 - [Bd]

    [12.12.20] 9.500 km - -- % - fast charger - 42 PFL - E Mike - 10/2019 - [In]

    [14.10.20] 8.500 km - --% - fast charger - 42 PFL - ThMeier - 05/2019

    [23.04.19] 5.000 km - -- % - fast charger - 42 PFL - Badman - 02/2019 - [Cp, In]

    [04.02.18] 5.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - fridolin147 - 11/2017

    [13.10.19] 5.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - foxada - 11/2017 - [Ic]

    [26.07.18] 4.500 km - --% - fast charger - 42 FL - MineCooky - 04/2021

    [08.01.19] 4.500 km - 100 % - slow charger - 44 PFL - jayw - 07/2018 - [Battery]

    [14.08.18] 4.200 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Lobo - 05/2019 - [DAB, Dh]

    [07.02.20] 2.700 km - --% - slow charger - 44 PFL - Elbkind - 10/2019 - [Bd]

    [26.07.18] 2.500 km - --% - fast charger - 44 PFL - gb808 - 04/2019

    [09.09.19] 2.000 km - --% - slow charger - 44 PFL - Kegeljunge - 06/2019

    [28.11.19] 1.700 km - --% - fast charger - 42 PFL - nadsche85 - 01/2019

    [04.04.18] 1.000 km - --% - slow charger - 42 PFL - Milly - 01/2018

    [11.10.19] 0.900 km - --% - fast charger - 44 PFL - ChrisNX - 06/2019

    [26.07.18] 0.000 km - --% - slow charger - 44 PFL - Daywalker - 07/2018 - [Battery]



    Ic = instrument cluster [serial error, will be exchanged on goodwill]

    Battery = battery [Was already defective at delivery, will be exchanged under guarantee]

    Ra = radio antenna

    Ds = drive shaft

    Bd = brake discs

    Cp = charge port

    Hl = headliner

    Sp = spring (chassis)

    In = inverter

    Schu = Schuko cable for charging at the normal socket

    Ds = door seals

    Dh = door handle

    Dl = door lock

    Cl = collision detection sensor

    Ts = turn signal switch [serial defect, guarantee]

    Mo = motor

    Tpd = trunk pressure damper

    Im = immobilizer

    [] = on guarantee

    [Username] = Data from GoingElectric, in which I started this thread.


    .. the series errors have now been fixed in almost all vehicles.


    PFL = pre Facelift

    FL = Facelift


    You can find a complete (and independent) purchase advice in my blog:

    4th generation smart purchase advice

    3rd generation smart purchase advice


    This top post is kept up to date by me so that you don't have to read through every post here.

    Please move longer conversations to other threads.


    Technical details about the car can be found here.



    Note:

    The new smart was delivered both as "ED" and as "EQ". Apart from this name, the ED does not differ from the EQ. Please look at the first registration to be able to distinguish the old (451 - ED3) from the new (453 - ED4). Please check if you are right here. This thread is for your smart if it was build in 2017 or later.

    If your smart was first registered between 2012 and 2016, the collection is in this thread (click).

    Due to delivery problems for the 4.6 kW charger, smart launched the "smart charging package". This saves us money and we also get more features in our smart:


    The package is a combination of 22 kW charger, charging cable package (Schuko & type 2 cable) and seat heating. Individually, the three items would cost € 1550.00 (€ 990.00 + € 260.00 + € 300.00). In the package, however, they only cost € 890.00, for vehicles with Prime equipment even only € 790.00.


    The package will be available until the end of the month, so if you are still thinking about it, order now. ;)

    Two great features of this forum software are trophies and ranks:

    You will automatically get to know the ranks when I register you in this forum. As a new member you have the rank "New Member". The more you are active here, the more points you get and automatically rise in rank.


    Here is a list of all ranks:

    • New member
    • Interested (300 points)
    • Advanced (900 points)
    • Experienced (3,000 points)
    • Old Hand (9,000 points)


    (Points are awarded for received reactions, contributions, topics and gallery images)



    With the trophies I am able to honor you for a variety of things. With each of your posts it will be shown what you have already achieved. The idea is that there are always things you can get one for. On the one hand, this can be automatic if you have been active in the forum for x days, for example, or I can do it manually if you have made> 100,000 km with your eSmart.


    You are welcome to suggest in this thread what trophies you think are cool. Logically, there may also be unique ones for other members. For example, in 2016 I would still have "snore charger" because I was traveling all over Germany with my 3.7 kW charger. You can even provide ideas on how a trophy could look like. I can individually create an icon for them.



    Here is a list of all trophies:

    • Forum founder
      • for all members who have registered by June 27, 2021
    • xx ..
      • now it's your turn, what else could you do?


    .. of course I will keep this first post and its listing up to date.

    The radar the smart EQ has got is only going to stop the smart while driving < 30 km/h. Above that, it's going to warn you, that you should stop. If you then use the break pedal, it's going to support you and break full throttle.

    I think there was a lane assistent, but I feel like they removed it at some point. At least it's not available anymore. But it just rattled, didn't steer by itself.


    Good question, I'm not sure. The 451 does.. I think the current 453 does not. Maybe you can set that in the settings at the speedometer? At least I found there, that you can enable, that the smart is going to lock the dorfst, when you start driving.

    Everyone is talking about the upcoming all-electric smart formore, which will be presented at the IAA in Munich. It will be built together with Geely and is intended to realign the brand. In the future, they don't just want to build small cars. They also want to build main cars and start that with an SUV.

    But the idea for a smart SUV is almost as old as the brand itself. Smart was at the topic as early as 2004 and developed the smart formore at full speed. During my research on the subject, however, I noticed that this car is practically no longer in the history of Daimler. As if it had been there and suddenly no one talked about it anymore.

    The smart formore has a very exciting history and comes from a time when smart had big things in mind, but then everything fell victim to restructuring. In this article I tell you the story of the original smart formore.


    The smart formore - smart SUV from 2004


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    Smart seems to be slowly teasing how the so-called "smart SUV Concepts" is going to look like. The brand is going to present it at the IAA 2021 in Munich.

    Together with Geely, the smart wants to deliver the first vehicles to customers in 2022. A tight schedule, which is why the first binding decisions have to be made now. In addition, the brand must try to take their fan base with them.

    What do you think about the design?


    smart is teasing the "smart SUV concept"


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    2020 smart became the world's first conventional manufacturer to convert to an electric car brand. The brand had already discontinued the diesel at the end of 2014 and now also the gas engine. This means that smart is now on par with Tesla.

    As we fans have already noticed, the change takes it's time, there is no immediate success. But the joint venture with Geely should change that soon.

    It took Tesla many years before they had any success to show off. At smart things should go a little faster, but it is now important that the community sticks together and supports the brand:

    The first thing to come is a new model, the media are talking about an SUV, but continue to promise it's going to be in the B segment. What's the new strategy? Why won't it be an actual SUV? That's what I want to go into in this article.


    Strategy and future of smart - What will the new smart look like?



    Topics in this article:

    And yes: Personally, I can see a future where smart could come back to America.