Smart EQ fortwo cabrio Charging Guide: Speed, Time & Costs

  • Useable battery

    16.7 kWh
  • Efficiency

    176 Wh/km
  • Range

    95 km

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Charging guide

Home and Destination Charging (0 → 100%)

Are you aware of the two options available to charge your Smart EQ fortwo cabrio electric vehicle? You can either utilize a standard wall plug or a charging station. However, while on the go, a charging station is the only option available for public charging, as a wall plug won't suffice. The rate at which you can charge your EV is dependent on the type of charging station or EVSE you use, in addition to your EV's maximum charging capability. Our website features a table that showcases all the available charging options for your Smart EQ fortwo cabrio, including the estimated time required to fully charge your battery from empty.


Charging an electric vehicle (EV) throughout Europe can differ depending on the country. Some European countries mainly use 1-phase connections to the grid while some prefer a 3-phase connection. To charge a Smart EQ fortwo cabrio, there are various charging methods available, as shown in the table below. Nevertheless, it's worth noting that not all charging modes may be available in your country. Therefore, it is advisable to consult with your local electric vehicle charging networks to identify which alternatives you have at your disposal.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging PointMax. PowerPowerTimeRate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW)230V / 1x10A2.3 kW8h45m11 km/h
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)230V / 1x16A3.7 kW5h30m17 km/h
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)230V / 1x20A4.6 kW †4h30m21 km/h
3-phase 16A (11 kW)230V / 1x16A3.7 kW †5h30m17 km/h
3-phase 32A (22 kW)230V / 1x20A4.6 kW †4h30m21 km/h
Wall Plug (2.3 kW)230V / 1x10A2.3 kW8h45m11 km/h
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)230V / 1x16A3.7 kW5h30m17 km/h
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)230V / 1x32A7.4 kW2h45m35 km/h
3-phase 16A (11 kW)400V / 3x16A11 kW2 hours48 km/h
3-phase 32A (22 kW)400V / 3x32A22 kW †55 min100 km/h

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

Fast Charging (10 → 80%)

Fast charging is crucial for increasing the range of your journey by providing the optimal amount of charge in the shortest possible time. Once the battery reaches 80% capacity, the charging speed decreases significantly. Therefore, a typical fast charge rarely exceeds 80% capacity. The speed of charging an electric vehicle depends on the charging station used and the maximum charging power that the EV can handle. The table below provides a comprehensive overview of fast charging the Smart EQ fortwo cabrio.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%


Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

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Charging details


United Kingdom£24,645
The Netherlands€27,910

Available to Order

United KingdomJan 2020 - Apr 2023
The NetherlandsJan 2020 - Apr 2023
GermanySince January 2020

Real Range

between 65 - 150 km

City - Cold Weather100 km
Highway - Cold Weather65 km
Combined - Cold Weather80 km
City - Mild Weather150 km
Highway - Mild Weather85 km
Combined - Mild Weather110 km


Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h11.9 sec
Top Speed130 km/h
Electric Range95 km
Total Power60 kW (82 PS)
Total Torque160 Nm


Nominal Capacity 17.6 kWh
Battery TypeLithium-ion
Number of CellsNo Data
Architecture400 V
Useable Capacity16.7 kWh
Cathode MaterialNo Data
Pack ConfigurationNo Data
Nominal VoltageNo Data


Charge PortType 2
Port LocationRight Side - Rear
Charge Power4.6 kW AC
Charge Time (0->95 km)4h30m
Charge Speed22 km/h
Fastcharge Port-
FC Port Location-
Fastcharge Power (max)-
Fastcharge Time-
Fastcharge Speed-

Bidirectional Charging (V2X)

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

V2L CapabilityNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
Exterior Outlet(s)Not Available
Interior Outlet(s)Not Available

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)

V2H Capability ACNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
V2H Capability DCNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

V2G Capability ACNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available
V2G Capability DCNot Available
Max. Output PowerNot Available

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range95 km
Vehicle Consumption176 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 2.0 l/100km

WLTP Ratings (TEL)

Range157 km
Rated ConsumptionNo Data
Vehicle Consumption106 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Rated Fuel EquivalentNo Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent1.2 l/100km

WLTP Ratings (TEH)

Range130 km
Rated Consumption165 Wh/km
Vehicle Consumption128 Wh/km
CO2 Emissions0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent1.9 l/100km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent1.4 l/100km

Real Energy Consumption

between 111 - 257 Wh/km

City - Cold Weather167 Wh/km
Highway - Cold Weather257 Wh/km
Combined - Cold Weather209 Wh/km
City - Mild Weather111 Wh/km
Highway - Mild Weather196 Wh/km
Combined - Mild Weather152 Wh/km

Note: The given energy consumption and range data, influenced by moderate driving and climate conditions, might not match actual driving experiences. Pricing info could vary across regions or markets. This site's content is for only informational purposes, not specifc advice for you.

Vehicle Images & Specs

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Dimensions and Weight

Length2695 mm
Width1663 mm
Width with mirrorsNo Data
Height1555 mm
Wheelbase1873 mm
Weight Unladen (EU)1125 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)1340 kg
Max. Payload290 kg
Cargo Volume260 L
Cargo Volume Max340 L
Cargo Volume FrunkNo Data
Roof Load0 kg
Tow Hitch PossibleNo Data
Towing Weight Unbraked0 kg
Towing Weight Braked0 kg
Vertical Load MaxNo Data


Seats 2 people
IsofixYes, 1 seat
Turning Circle7 m
PlatformNo Data
Car BodyCabriolet
SegmentA - Mini
Roof RailsNo
EV Dedicated PlatformNo Data
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