Smart Fortwo EQ – Getting started with an electric car

Smart Fortwo - Getting started with an electric car

Ken’s first electric car was a Smart Fortwo EQ Prime Executive Coupe.


Why did you buy a Smart Fortwo EQ?

It was a replacement for my wife’s previous petrol Smart.


What got you into an electric car in the first place?

I had a Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and was impressed with the economy. Unfortunately full EVs didn’t have the range I needed at the time in my price range.


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Initially, what did you find most confusing about electric car ownership and how did you solve that?

Figuring out battery capacity and charging rates were confusing at first.


What sources of information helped you e.g. people, groups, websites etc?

Owner groups on Facebook.


What are your top 3 pieces of advice for those people considering their first electric car?

  • What range are you looking for
  • Charging infrastructure
  • Interior comfort, my Zoe is toasty but my wife’s Smart is freezing inside.


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