Fresh energy for your smart electric drive.

To make sure you're always full of energy on your journey around town, the smart electric drive models have a host of intelligent solutions on board – such as energy-saving ECO mode and anticipatory radar-based recuperation, which uses braking energy to charge the battery. Find out how to charge your smart electric drive.

How to charge a smart electric drive
1. Take out the cable.

Use the charging cable that is supplied and stowed away in the trunk of all smart electric drive models at a public charging station or your Wallbox. 

2. Connect to the power source.

Open the charge socket cover and connect the power source to the charge socket on your smart. Don't worry: you can't do anything wrong.

3. Start the charging process.

The charging process will normally begin as soon as the electric car is connected to the charging station. This will be indicated by the LED above the charge socket. The charging connector is locked into position automatically.

4. End the charging process.

Unlock the vehicle to end the charging process and release the lock at the charging socket. Disconnect the charging cable from the vehicle first and then from the source.


What different types of charging facilities are there?

Charging station, Wallbox or domestic power socket. 

Your base station: The Wallbox.

When you're out and about: public charging stations.

Charging at a Wallbox.

The Wallbox is a powerful charging station for your household, condo parking garage or workplace. This provides a convenient and particularly fast means of charging your electric car.

  • Charging time: 240V/32A (0-80%): 2.5 hours 
  • For the home and the workplace
Public charging stations

More than 800 new charging stations are installed every month worldwide – particularly in metropolitan areas. All charging stations support the Type 2 connector of your smart electric drive, which is a standard in Canada. 

  • Charging time: 240V/32A (0-80%): 2.5 hours 
  • When you are out and about or if you do not have a parking space of your own

Alternative: the household power socket.

Domestic power socket charging

No charging station or Wallbox nearby? With a charging cable for a domestic power socket (Mode 2 cable) you can also charge your smart electric drive at most standard contact-type 240V domestic sockets. As these are not designed to supply large quantities of electricity, charging takes a little longer.

  • Charging time 120V/12A (0-80%): 13 hours
  • Charging at a standard mains outlet



Charging preferences.

At home, at work, or in town, many facilities are available for charging a smart electric drive. In metropolitan areas, charging at home or at the workplace are the most popular options.

Where electric cars are charged

Which charging cable do I need?

On-board Charging cable: for 120V domestic power sockets.

One end fits the charge socket on your smart. The other fits into a contact-type domestic power socket. The 7.2kW charging cable for domestic power sockets is included as standard equipment with the smart electric drive models and stowed in the tailgate.

Mode 3 charging cable for charging stations
Mode 2 charging cable for domestic sockets

Charging stations near you.

Charging stations near you

At home, at your workplace, near to your supermarket: where is the nearest charging station? Find public and semi-public charging facilities for your electric car – worldwide.