How to charge an electric car.

smart e-mobility – charging at a charging station

Fresh energy for your electric smart.

The new smart EQ fortwo, fortwo cabrio and forfour models have a host of intelligent solutions on board to make sure you always arrive full of energy. Via the so-called recuperation process, for example, almost all electric cars recover energy during coasting and braking. smart's radar-based recuperation  Only in conjunction with passion, prime and proxy. goes one step further, however: a radar sensor monitors the traffic in front of the vehicle and automatically selects the recuperation level that makes best use of the vehicle's kinetic energy. With ECO mode, you additional save energy while driving. Charging the vehicle from the mains is also simplicity itself. Discover just how simple it is here.

smart EQ fortwo with 4.6 kW on-board charger - Power consumption (combined): 13.0-12.9 kWh/100km, CO2 emissions (combined): 0 g/km.The figures stated were determined according to the prescribed measuring process, in this case the "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Art. 2, no. 1 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures. The fuel consumption was determined on the basis of Regulation 692/2008/EC. The data does not relate to an individual vehicle and does not form part of an offer, but are intended solely for the purpose of comparison between the different types of vehicles. The figures will vary according to the optional features selected. For further information on the official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Guide to the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars", which is available free of charge at all points of sale and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de 
smart EQ fortwo with optional 22 kW on-board charger - Power consumption (combined): 13.5-12.9 kWh/100km, CO2 emissions (combined): 0 g/km.The figures stated were determined according to the prescribed measuring process, in this case the "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Art. 2, no. 1 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures. The fuel consumption was determined on the basis of Regulation 692/2008/EC. The data does not relate to an individual vehicle and does not form part of an offer, but are intended solely for the purpose of comparison between the different types of vehicles. The figures will vary according to the optional features selected. For further information on the official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Guide to the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars", which is available free of charge at all points of sale and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de 

smart EQ fortwo cabrio with 4.6 kW on-board charger- Power consumption (combined): 13.1-13.0 kWh/100km, CO2 emissions (combined): 0 g/km.The figures stated were determined according to the prescribed measuring process, in this case the "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Art. 2, no. 1 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures. The fuel consumption was determined on the basis of Regulation 692/2008/EC. The data does not relate to an individual vehicle and does not form part of an offer, but are intended solely for the purpose of comparison between the different types of vehicles. The figures will vary according to the optional features selected. For further information on the official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Guide to the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars", which is available free of charge at all points of sale and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de 
smart EQ fortwo cabrio with optional 22 kW on-board charger - Power consumption (combined): 13.5-13.0 kWh/100km, CO2 emissions (combined): 0 g/km.The figures stated were determined according to the prescribed measuring process, in this case the "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Art. 2, no. 1 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures. The fuel consumption was determined on the basis of Regulation 692/2008/EC. The data does not relate to an individual vehicle and does not form part of an offer, but are intended solely for the purpose of comparison between the different types of vehicles. The figures will vary according to the optional features selected. For further information on the official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Guide to the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars", which is available free of charge at all points of sale and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de 

smart EQ forfour with 4.6 kW on-board charger - Power consumption (combined): 13.2-13.1 kWh/100km, CO2 emissions (combined): 0g/km.The figures stated were determined according to the prescribed measuring process, in this case the "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Art. 2, no. 1 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures. The fuel consumption was determined on the basis of Regulation 692/2008/EC. The data does not relate to an individual vehicle and does not form part of an offer, but are intended solely for the purpose of comparison between the different types of vehicles. The figures will vary according to the optional features selected. For further information on the official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Guide to the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars", which is available free of charge at all points of sale and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de 
smart EQ forfour with optional 22 kW on-board charger - Power consumption (combined): 14.0-13.4  kWh/100km, CO2 emissions (combined): 0 g/km.The figures stated were determined according to the prescribed measuring process, in this case the "NEDC CO2 figures" in accordance with Art. 2, no. 1 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures. The fuel consumption was determined on the basis of Regulation 692/2008/EC. The data does not relate to an individual vehicle and does not form part of an offer, but are intended solely for the purpose of comparison between the different types of vehicles. The figures will vary according to the optional features selected. For further information on the official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Guide to the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars", which is available free of charge at all points of sale and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH at www.dat.de 

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How can I charge my vehicle?
1. Connecting your vehicle.

Open the charge socket cover on your smart and connect the charge socket to the power source (charging station or wallbox) using the charging cable from your boot.

smart electric mobility - charging, step by step
2. Charging.

The charging process now begins and the charging connector is locked in position automatically. With the smart EQ control app Expected to be available from Q3/2018. you can keep an eye on the current charge status at all times on your smartphone.

smart electric mobility - charging, step by step
3. Continuing your journey.

To end the charging process, first open the vehicle. You can then unlock the charge socket - disconnect the charging cable first of all from the vehicle and then from the mains. Now you can continue your journey.

smart electric mobility - charging, step by step
4. Domestic power socket.

You can also charge your smart at almost any standard domestic power socketIn addition to charging at a wallbox, the electric smart vehicles equipped with the 22 kW on-board charger with fast-charging function (908) can alternatively be charged at a domestic power socket. The charging time of the fast charger at a domestic power socket is longer, on account of the lower efficiency compared to the standard charger. If you wish to charge your electric smart at a domestic power socket in an older building or in the vicinity of industrial facilities, we recommend you to have the suitability of your domestic power socket checked by a qualified electrician beforehand.. All you need for this purpose is a special charging cable which is available for the smart EQ fortwo and forfour models.


Where can I charge my car?


Which charging cable do I need?

Mode 3 cable: for the charging station.

Recognisable by the identical connectors at either end: the charging cable for wallbox and public charging stations has been developed specifically for electric cars and is included as standard with the electric smart models. With this cable you will be able to connect your smart to almost all public charging stations.

Mode 2 cable: for domestic power sockets.

One end fits the charge socket on your smart. The other fits into a domestic power socket. The charging cable for domestic power sockets is optionally available and is only required when no special charging station is available for electric cars.

Mode 3 charging cable: for charging stations
Mode -2 charging cable: for domestic power 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.