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Smart Charging FAQ
- Is there anything I need to do to prepare my home/garage for the smart Electric Drive? You should identify a convenient area to charge, such as a garage. The 120V charge cord that comes standard with the smart will meet some customers’ charging needs. However, if you want a faster charge, an optional 240V charging station is available to purchase through Bosch Service Solutions.
- What charger comes with the vehicle? smart Electric Drive comes standard with a 120V portable charge cord. This unit is compatible with most common household outlets, and takes approximately 16 hours for a full charge.
- Can any standard 120V household outlet be used and what is the amp draw? Yes, any standard 120V outlet can be used. It is designed to work on a 120V/15 amp or 120V/20 amp circuit.
- Who do I call about installing a 240V charge station in my home or business? smart’s home charging provider, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, provides customers with a one-stop shopping experience for both purchasing and installing their 240V charging station for home or business.
- Does the 240V charging station price include installation? If not, how much will installation cost be? No. Installation price is separate. A charging station should to be professionally installed by a licensed electrician. The average installation price for a standard install ranges from $1,200 to $1,500. The price may be higher or lower depending on the specific installation requirements and specifications for your home.
- Are there any special programs to assist in the cost of the 240V charging station? Many owners may be eligible for tax credits and/or various special programs offered by federal and state entities and/or utility companies. Bosch will advise customers of available incentives in their area.
- Is a full charge necessary to operate the smart? No, a full charge is not necessary. A partially charged battery will work
- How much does the Smart Electric drive cost to charge? Electricity is an extremely affordable way to power a car. The average consumer pays less than 12 cents per kilowatt hour. If the average consumer drives less than 40 miles, it will cost about $1.50 a day for electricity. That’s about the same annual cost as running a common household appliance. To save even more, some utility companies recommend charging overnight for off-peak rates and may even offer incentives to customers who do so.
- How can I learn more about the smart Electric Drive? To learn more about the smart electric drive, visit the official smart Electric Drive website.