Smart EQ Fortwo Coupé 2020, Ken – EV Owner Review

Smart EQ Fortwo Coupé 2020, Ken - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Ken

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Smart EQ Fortwo Coupé

 

What year was your EV registered?
2020

 

How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
1,000 – 5,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
80

 

Smart EQ Fortwo Coupé 2020, Ken - EV Owner Review

 

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Why did you choose this car?
My wife had a 2016 Smart and wanted a newer one. Since 2019 Smart has only made electric cars and as she only does short journeys it was ideal.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • It handles like a go-cart
  • Is easy to park
  • Great fun to drive.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • Range is limited
  • Heating is useless and takes miles off the range
  • As this is a 2019 year model Apple CarPlay isn’t included.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Apart from a nail that scrapped a rear tyre I’ve had no problems.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
The car has a high spec: heated seats, auto lights and wipers and auto emergency braking.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
On a 22kw charger you can go from empty to full in 70 mins.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Most likely another Smart EQ as my wife really loves it.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
None fitted yet.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
N/A.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Power NI.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
EasyGO and a tethered type at local leisure centre because both are free.

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  1. EasyGO
  2. ESB
  3. VendElectric.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Hughes Insurance because they are local and I’ve been with them for years.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.
£70.

 

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