Smart EQ ForTwo Coupe (2014-2019) range, battery & charging
|Range||Battery size||Wallbox charge time||Fast charge time|
|68 miles||17.6kWh||3hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)||55mins (0-100%, 22kW)*|
*with optional 22kW on-board charger
The Smart EQ ForTwo is designed for city driving. Its tiny dimensions are perfectly suited to urban areas, but stop-start traffic harms the car’s already-limited range. It misses out on some of its rivals’ clever technology, too, with relatively few ways to maximise your range. Still, if you’ve got a short commute and can charge the EQ ForTwo regularly, it’s a fantastic car to live with.
Smart EQ ForTwo range
The Smart has an Eco button, which restricts power usage and throttle response, adding vital miles to the car’s usable range. Depending on your driving style, it could offer as many as 20 extra miles to the car’s predicted range. Switching the air-con off will boost this, too.
Smart says you can charge your ForTwo to 80% full in as little as 40 minutes. However, you’ll need a home wallbox or public charger for that rate. From a domestic three-pin power socket, the Smart takes “less than six hours” to reach 80%. Smart provides charging cables for home charging as well as for wallbox and public charging stations.
Smart offers an eight-year/62,000-mile battery warranty with every new EQ model. This is transferable to any subsequent owner, and will be valid even if you buy the car used (as long as it has been serviced in line with the manufacturer's schedule).