smart ED3 17.6kWh battery repair (feat.P18051C / bricked BMS)
The battery of the smart ED3 very reliable and robust, however, it still can fail some times. In the following I would like to list everything that is available and how to repair or replace it:
Bricked from an accident
Deep discharge (P18051C)
Battery cells & module replacement
You will also find useful additional information on how to prevent these defects. Should something break, you can find suitable used parts in the Shop, there you will…
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 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.…
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.
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