jhm614 wrote:AndyH wrote:Smart + "adult-onset ADD" (that's what I'm calling it ) = extra walks around the car with a wet rag.
Ya gotta knock off all the Smart Car EV talk. You are making me jealous! What kind of highway range are you getting? Any idea on how it would compare to a Leaf?
Highway range can be pretty nasty in a smart ED, as it's as aerodynamic as a brick. I'm close to my smart ED order arriving, but I've heard a large number of really positive stories on its range at 45 and below (city speeds) putting the Leaf's range to shame. It weighs very little so it makes sense even with the lower battery available. However it does seem to do better in extreme weather compared to the Leaf and even the i3, with -10 F temperature ranges still seeing 35 miles of highway range with the heater on 72 degrees. I've heard of mixed city/highway driving reports all the way down to -30 F still hitting that 35-40+ miles of range.
I've test driven both the Leaf and the smart ED and I definitely prefer the ED. I'm pretty biased because I love my gas smart a ton, and the electric smart is the unparalleled ultimate city commuter/errand car because you aren't bogged down by the transmission. Also a big fan of $430 down and $139 a month lease in a state with no tax incentives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDpEGH2Z_Ew it picks up very well!
If you want to be even more jealous, just imagine how little time it takes to clear snow off the smart. And all the free parking spots that appear in the winter, in front of snow banks on the parking lot. (If you live in those areas!)
I don't know what kind of critters y'all have over there on the left coast, but down here bumblebees don't have horns.
Here's my gas smart at a drive-in movie theater! This car acts as its own recliner seat with the tailgate for that purpose. Can't go wrong with the Bumblebee unfortunately I don't think I could do another Bumblebee configuration without the black Brabus rims in the future
I'll have to post pictures of my electric. I ordered a black body with red tridion, red interior and definitely can't wait.