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  1. Hey guys! So, last month I finally had my cluster replaced and now my smart EV 2018 keeps time. As we come into the fall, and me hating to be cold, I am trying to figure out how to set the Pre-Entry Climate Control features? This past winter (picked up Cheeto in January) I was all bundled up including a hat to keep warm as I could not set the PECC features as my car could not keep time. I read the manual but how does one set the temperature, etc? I have set the time of departure and turned it on but cannot find any other settings? Do I turn the AUTO button on (usually off to save on electricity) before I leave the car? Help! TIA!
  2. Thanks all, I swear my toes almost got frostbite this morning 😜😂❄️ My manual does does not say my heated steering wheel or seat is on a timer, but MB Oakville says it is and that it makes sense as the car is electric and would use too much energy to stay on 😒 I find heat after work as I’m in a garage so he doesn’t get nasty cold, so the heat is there, though once again, it takes longer than my ICE smart, I thought that I would try to precondition the car, but with the clock not keeping time, the car is never saying it is 745 in the morning when it actually is 745 in the morning. I need to check with Mercedes-Benz Canada to find out when they’re going to release a software update on this, because from reading preconditioning would help quite a bit. I really do enjoy driving it, a big difference from my 2008 ICE smart. I am only on my second week of driving it, and I am getting better mileage and my driving habits have changed in order to Help my kWh 🙃
  3. I have a 2018 Smart Ed and I have some questions. I have owned an ICE smart for almost 10 years previous to this. The heated seats and steering wheel - are the on a timer? My manual doesn't mention this - but MB Can is saying it is. My clock on the Driver display loses time after not being on for 4-5 hours, they say it is a known but but no software fix yet? They are saying that barely having any heat after 10-15min is normal for the car, that it doesn't heat up like an ICE. So if I cannot use the heat in my car and my hands and butt cannot be warmed with the heated seats and steering is this a car for Canadian Winters? lol
  4. I found some heat last night! But not a lot and again this morning. Same commute home. The clock in my display is also losing time. Yesterday at 5pm my car said it was 2... This morning I was leaving for work at 8am and it said it was 1am. My sterring wheel stopped heating about half way into my drive, had to turn it off and back on for it to start up again. I think the battery that controls all of this is having some issues. Also...they filled my car with normal windshield was frozen this morning arrgh! But! It is a great ride despite the small hiccups
  5. So I picked up my 2018 smart ED on Friday and I think the heating system is broken. I am lucky if any heat comes out of the vents at around 15-20min of driving. I have checked with other EV drivers here at work and theirs is almost immediate (say within 2 min or so). But no one here has a smart so I'm checking in. I may have to take him in.
  6. No, I already have a few leads of people who are interested in her and the dealer is as well since they have all her service records, etc.
  7. A bit about me: I bought my first smart in Sep 2008 (found tracking and lots of information about smarts here back in 2008), and I love her. Buttercup (yellow/silver) currently only has 80,225km on her and the only issues I've ever had with her is the normal stuff for the age of the car: brakes, tires and muffler/exhaust. She has been an amazing car and I love driving her. When I first got her, I leased her - with the intention that I would upgrade to the first electric smart was to bring out, which was planned back then to be in 2011. So three year lease and yep, no electric in 2011 so I bought the lease out. When the EDs did come out, I test drove one and fell in love, but I was living in a condo by then with no charging stations. Today I live in a house and put a deposit down on a completely orange smart ED (panels and tridion). I think his* name will be Cheeto. So some notes: 2017 EDs can no longer be ordered, production has been frozen; the dealerships appear to have all ordered 1-2 a piece with what options/colours they think would sell and they should be in the dealerships shortly. 2018 production starts in October but they appear to be standardized colours with only a few dealerships that have 'change rights". My dealership, trying to get me a car sooner than later, asked another dealer for their rights, but they wouldn't hand them over lol. But they did find a production slot open in November that will allow me to the order the car as I want it, orange on orange I should receive Cheeto in the Jan/Feb. The dealers don't yet have the pricing on the 2018s but they don't anticipate any significant increase or option changes. Also to note, on a lease, the dealership does not apply for the Ontario Electric Vehicle Incentive Program rebate, they will help you do it. Something about people at the start of the program finding a loophole that costs Mercedes money (leasee selling before the 3 years were over and MB getting dinged for $$ not used on the Incentive)? And yes, I have decided to lease, not buy. I can get Cheeto on a 3 year lease (to get the full $13,000) with $2K down for $150 a month taxes in. Take into account the $60 a month I will save on gas (now the lease cost is $90) plus $20 a month for electricity and the lease is more like $110 a month. You cannot get a brand new car, fully loaded anywhere for that. Also, I have read that the coming years will see battery ranges increasing, etc so I want to see what 2021 brings. * Holy beefy car! The trunk is bigger, it appears wider and just looks 'beefy' compared to my 2008. I was thinking as I was driving away after signing the papers, that I'm pretty sure thatI sat lower in the 453 ICE car they had in the showroom...I may need to add the seat height option to my car (I'm short, 5'0"), when we finalize my colour/options in November
  8. Thank you I was just there For some reason I got it in my head that I needed to bring my own cord to a charging station…then I found a clue 😂😂
  9. But can I use the charger that comes with the vehicle at charging hubs?
  10. So it appears the ED comes with the domestic power socket that you cannot use elsewhere; what did you pay for the wallbox socket? You would think they would add this as an accessories option when building your own
  11. Looking at going in on Friday to buy look at a 2017 ED...wondering about this upgrade.
  12. I am looking to "upgrade" Buttercup my 2008 smart to electric and have been waiting for the release of the ED. I was hearing May/Jun so I emailed the dealer who said later, maybe Aug/Sep. Then yesterday I emailed the dealer again and asked when and they said 4th quarter in an email I received this morning. Later today I went back to to check out something and they now have the ED up and available to build. I currently am quite happy with Buttercup, she will be 10 on the 13th and just passed 80,000km but I've wanted an ED since they came out but lived in a condo then with no charging options. Now I have a house and... So today I built a couple - I am surprised that the cool colour options we've seen in reviews are not available here (a very bright green, fuchsia pink and a brown) nor does it appear they are offering a leather interior? I LOVE my leather seats (they look brand new!) and butt warmers. I am not sure if I get a Buttercup Jr. as I am not sure of the yellow shown (each monitor looks different) and I love my bright yellow car...I would be sad if it was a muted yellow. Decisions, decisions!
  13. I'm looking to 'upgrade' to the ED and currently own a 2008 yellow smart - passion I believe (the one with the panoramic roof and leather interior).Buttercup has just shy of 40,000KMs on her (should hit that in a week or two) and I've had her since 2008. She looks new (most are shocked when they find out she is almost 6). Just wondering if you traded your gas smart in what was MB offering for them?Also, another question, is the interior roughly the same size in the ED as the Passion 2008? I bought some coco mats in 2008 which I would love to keep for the ED if I could (also planning on the yellow).Thanks in advance!Trish
  14. Hi Chris, I am very sorry for your loss.