Retrofitting the 22 kW charger
It was the year 2012 and my parents didn't know any better: They had ordered our first smart ED and did not order the 22 kW charger. It's expensive and you don't need it in a city car anyway. That was their though
How often have we been bothered about our wrong decision in the meantime. But that is finally over. A few weeks ago I retrofitted the 22 kW charger in our smart and I would now like to tell you how you do that and what it costs.
Interview at the 2021 IAA: smart Concept #1 & fortwo
Now the time had come, smart presented the latest study and thus also showed where the journey will go in the future. On Friday I was allowed to look at the study on site and ask smart my and your questions. The future is exciting and smart has big plans. The most important is now in the following article.
Smart presents the Concept #1
So yesterday evening the time had come. The smart Concept # 1 ("Concept hashtag one") was presented. A purely electric smart SUV in the B segment, which will start a new era for smart. It immediately becomes clear that smart has big plans and is striving to break with the brand's previous vehicles. Everything will be different, everything will be new, everything will be 2022 or even more futuristic.
“We’re celebrating an important milestone with the smart Concept #1, which is the forerunner of…
First production series images - smart's 2022 SUV
They had already told me at the IAA that smart wants to bring the Concept # 1 presented at the IAA onto the market as soon as 2022. They were able to take most of my skepticism about the tight schedule and now I can show you how serious they mean it.
These days smart applied for a patent for the production version of the Concept # 1 and for this they also had to show pictures of the final car.
smart ED3 17.6kWh Battery - Accumotive E18-1 Teardown & Analysis
The Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. KG has set a major milestone with the E18-1. With the first made in Germany battery cells that where used in a series production vehicle, they build a battery pack, that's truly developed and made in Germany. For 2012, it's performance date is impressive:
Continuous output: 42 kW (2.4 C)
Peak power: 63 kW (3.5 C)
Energy content: 17.6 kWh
Nominal voltage: 400 V
Weight: 175 kg
The battery pack can be cooled and also heated via a fluid based thermal management.…
Electric because it's fun
"The huge gain in comfort and driving pleasure in conjunction with the simple technology is what fascinates me about electric mobility."
- Moritz Leicht, EQpassion.com