Introducing smart EQ
As one of the first mainstream manufacturers to transition to an entirely electric line-up of vehicles, you would imagine that the manufacturer has some seriously good technology behind it - and it does. EQ is the brand under which the world-class electric vehicle technology sits, and is featured in each and every new smart model.
The smart fortwo and forfour are compact city cars that feature the latest EQ technology, giving them excellent range and quick charging times. These cars make the most of this revolutionary technology to bring you an improved driving experience, as well as saving you money in the long-term.
The benefits of smart EQ
Nobody is a fan of paying road tax. Thankfully, being an electric vehicle, the smart EQ fortwo and forfour product range sits in the lowest tax band, meaning you pay zero road tax.
One of the biggest issues with fossil fuelled cars is how much carbon dioxide (amongst other harmful gasses) they produce. The smart EQ fortwo and forfour product range emit zero emissions, meaning you are doing your bit to save the environment.
Although the potential to travel up to around 80 miles on one charge may not sound like a lot compared to a fossil fuelled alternative, it only costs a few pounds to fully charge a smart EQ fortwo and forfour. With free road tax on top, you can see the attraction.
Because the smart EQ fortwo and forfour product range emits zero emissions, businesses benefit from lower Company Car tax and 100 percent first-year capital allowances.
Buying a smart EQ fortwo and forfour product range means you qualify for the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) car grant, offering up to £3,500 off the cost of the car. Other benefits include not having to pay the congestion charge in London and free parking in a number of major cities.
smart have partnered with Chargemaster, the UK's biggest name in electric vehicle charging, to create a convenient and quick way of charging your smart EQ. It's called the 7kW Chargemaster Homecharge.
Ideal for your garage, carport or company car park, the Chargemaster Homecharge is the fastest way to recharge your smart EQ, taking the battery from 10 to 80 percent in just 3.5 hours. You can also charge your smart EQ using any domestic power socket from 10 to 80 percent in around 6 hours.
- Charge your smart EQ fortwo or forfour in just 3.5 hours
- It is faster, safer and easier to use than a 13A socket
- The compact, weatherproof unit is designed for indoor or outdoor use
- Expertly installed with 3 years parts and labour warranty
- It is OLEV grant funded
- Includes 3 months FREE membership to POLAR plus, giving you unlimited access to the UK's largest charging network with over 6,500 charge points
smart EQ App
Through the use of the 'smart EQ Control' app, you can access a host of information associated with the status of your smart EQ car. You can also set the climate control while your smart EQ is charging from the mains. An example of the information you can monitor includes:
- Remaining power left in the battery
- Predicted driving range available
- Charge status
Experience the smart EQ Range
Low running costs, zero emissions and a handy app make the smart EQ range very appealing. Plus, you get the stylish looks of a smart vehicle and a fantastic range of technology and safety equipment.
If you mainly drive on your own or with just the one passenger, the fortwo is a perfect vehicle. But if you need more stowage space or regularly transport passengers, the forfour is likely to be more suitable.
Contact your nearest Stratstone smart retailer to experience the smart EQ range for yourself.