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Good morning all,

I just bought a smart fortwo electric drive 2015, when it is full charged, its drives only 41 miles, and when i checking the battery, it turns out it is 34.6 ah, is it bad or should I replace the HV battery?

 

Plz check attached picture

 

 

Thanks

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I believe the capacity of a new battery is about 52 Ah. My 2016 ED's first service report showed about that and a year later it showed about 50 Ah. A reading of 34.6 seems to indicate a loss of about 33% of capacity, which would account for your 41 mile range.

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In hot countries like Jordan, battery powered car do suffer serious battery degradation. 

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17 hours ago, GMoney said:

I believe the capacity of a new battery is about 52 Ah. My 2016 ED's first service report showed about that and a year later it showed about 50 Ah. A reading of 34.6 seems to indicate a loss of about 33% of capacity, which would account for your 41 mile range.

I understand that you say it's in good condition, and no need to be changed!.

 

Thank you @GMoney

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9 hours ago, MikeT said:

In hot countries like Jordan, battery powered car do suffer serious battery degradation. 

The wither in Jordan is not that hot, Mild weather, as i know the Cold wither is what Affects the battery life and quality, 

What do you think?

 

 

Thank you @MikeT

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3 hours ago, Shunnag said:

I understand that you say it's in good condition, and no need to be changed!.

If you can make do with a 41 mile range then I guess you’re ok, but if your car was still under warranty I think that a 33% loss of capacity would entitle you to a replacement. 

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Cold weather also reduces range, but that's temporary, usually.  Hot weather damage is permanent.  The image you posted says your battery is bad and should be replaced.  

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7 hours ago, MikeT said:

Cold weather also reduces range, but that's temporary, usually.  Hot weather damage is permanent.  The image you posted says your battery is bad and should be replaced.  

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8 hours ago, GMoney said:

If you can make do with a 41 mile range then I guess you’re ok, but if your car was still under warranty I think that a 33% loss of capacity would entitle you to a replacement. 

Unfortunately it's not under warranty, I'll keep it until it's died.

Thank you @GMoney

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