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Smart #1 Pulse is an all-electric crossover with a WLTP range of up to 400 km (249 miles). has all the details.

Smart #1 Pulse

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The Smart #1 Pulse delivers a solid performance with a maximum power of 315 kW (428 hp / 422 bhp) and a total torque of 584 Nm (431 lb-ft). It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph), making it competitive within its class.

Battery, range, and charging

The high-capacity battery has a gross capacity of 66 kWh and a net usable capacity of 62 kWh, providing an 4 kWh buffer (6.1%) for battery protection. This Lithium-Ion battery utilizes NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) technology.

According to the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) standard, the vehicle’s range is 400 km (249 miles), with an energy consumption rate of 15.5 kWh/100 km (3 mi/kWh). For more details about the range, see real-world data and range listing on this model’s range and consumption page.

The vehicle supports fast DC charging with a maximum power of 150 kW. Charging from 0% to 100% takes approximately 80 minutes, while a more typical charging scenario from 10% to 80% takes 30 minutes with an average charging speed at 87 kW. Considering an additional 5 minutes for each charging stop due to driving interruptions, the optimal charging range is from 5% to 54%. This results in an effective charging speed, including time lost, of 89 kW, with each charging session taking about 20 minutes and 29 seconds..

In a theoretical 1000 km challenge, starting with a full battery and maintaining a constant speed of 120 km/h (75 mph) under ideal conditions with an assumed consumption rate of 26 kWh/100 km, the trip would take approximately 10 hours and 34 minutes. This journey would require seven charging stops from 5% to 51%, with a total charging time of 135 minutes.

Onboard charger

The onboard charger supports up to 22 kW for Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging. This allows you to fully charge the battery from 0 to 100% in approximately 2 hours and 49 minutes using a home charging setup.

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Charge port

The location of the charge port is on the left rear side. This location makes it easy to use charge stations where you need to back up into the charger. Connector types vary by market: this model uses CCS Combo 1 in North America and CCS Combo 2 in Europe. For complete specifications for all markets, refer to the full specifications.


Smart #1 Pulse features an all-wheel drive system powered by two motors, one on each axle.


The front suspension is MacPherson Strut, and the rear suspension is Multilink. The standard suspension includes steel springs and hydraulic dampers. The suspension has a fixed height and damping. The ground clearance with this suspension is 175 mm.


The rear and front brakes are cast-iron discs. The front discs are 350mm, and the rear discs are 333mm.

Regenerative braking

Automatic regeneration is not available in this model. However, regenerative braking is facilitated through one-pedal driving combined with blended brakes. At low speeds, the one-pedal drive mode will keep the car creeping forward.

Additionally, you can adjust the strength of the regenerative braking when you lift your foot off the accelerator. There are two levels of regenerative braking to choose from, allowing you to customize the driving experience to your preference.


The Smart #1 Pulse, with dimensions of 4300 mm in length, 1822 mm in width, and 1636 mm in height, falls into the B-SUV segment cars, also known as subcompact SUVs or crossovers, offer a combination of the compact size and maneuverability of B-segment cars with the higher driving position, increased cargo space, and rugged styling of an SUV. The Smart #1 Pulse is available in a total of 6 paint colors, all of which include metallic and pearlescent options.

You can select from multiple wheel designs, all available in the same size, on the Smart #1 Pulse, allowing you to personalize your vehicle to match your style and driving preferences. The available tire and wheel combinations include:

  • 245/40 tires on 19" rims

The car has four regular doors and a hatchback-style liftgate.

There are two different roof options to select from. The standard is just a regular roof. As an option, you can order this model with a large panoramic roof extending over most of the areas from the front to the rear. This glass makes the car’s interior feel more spacious and bright, which can improve the mood and comfort of the occupant. It has an electric curtain that occupants can use to protect against the sun.

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The seat layout is the traditional five seats with two in front and three in the rear.

First row seats

Only one front seat type is available in the Smart #1 Pulse.

The following functionalities are available on the **** seat.

You can choose from 1 different materials/colors for this seat type.

Second-row seat

The second row has a standard three-seat bench with a split where you can fold each section separately to increase the cargo space. In addition, the following functionalities are available.

There is only one type of steering wheel available.

Climate system

You can choose from two different climate systems. The climate system supports only controlling one shared zone for the whole car. The climate system supports different temperatures in two zones for the driver and passenger. This model has a heat pump as standard. This heat pump can save significant energy that the EV would use for heating in cold weather.


Smart #1 Pulse has several features to make your life as a driver or passenger more comfortable.

Keyless entry allows access to the car without needing to find the key. As long you bring it with you, the doors open.

Keyless go makes it possible to start the car without using the key.

You have wireless charging for your phone.

User interface and control

The screen behind the steering wheel mounted into the dashboard is 10.0 inches large. The touch screen at the top of the center console is 12.8 inches large. A head-up display is a standard system that presents speed and other important driver information in front of the driver on the windshield.

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One type of sound system is available for the Smart #1 Pulse. With the Yamaha surround sound system, you get 13 speakers with a max system output of 1040 watts.

In addition, with the standard in-car navigation system, you get the help you need to find your destination.

The model has 4 USB-C connections as standard.


You can choose between two types of headlights for the Smart #1 Pulse. The standard headlights use LED technology. Headlights based on LED Matrix technology are available as an option. LED Matrix is an adaptive system that splits the traditional single headlight beam into dozens of smaller rays that the light controller can turn on and off individually to un-light small areas in front.

Advanced driver assistance systems

The Smart #1 Pulse has several standard and optional advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for better safety and comfort.

Efficiency Assist is a standard system that helps drivers to drive preemptively and save energy.

Safety systems

The Smart #1 Pulse has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) as a standard system. This system helps to prevent a vehicle’s wheels from locking up during braking.

The Smart #1 Pulse has an Electronic Stability Control as a standard system designed to improve a vehicle’s stability and handling during sudden maneuvers or slippery road conditions.

The Smart #1 Pulse has a lane-keeping assist as a standard system. This system helps to prevent the car from getting out of its lane. In addition, it has a lane departure warning system that warns the driver if the vehicle leaves the driving lane.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert is a standard driver assist system that uses sensors to detect approaching vehicles from the side when backing out of a parking space or driveway.

Forward Collision Warning is a standard driver assist system to help drivers avoid or mitigate frontal collisions.

The Smart #1 Pulse has automatic emergency braking as a standard system. This system helps prevent or mitigate collisions by applying the brakes autonomously if the driver fails to react to an impending collision.

Exit Warning is a standard driver-assist system designed to warn occupants against opening doors if there is a risk of hitting something.

Driving Automation

With the Pilot Assist level 2 system, you get the following driving automation features.

Cargo Capacity and Towing Ability

The cargo capacity in the trunk is 313 liters. With the rear seat down, it is 976 liters. On the roof, you can load up to 75 kg (165.3 lbs). Under the hood, there is frunk with more storage room. This frunk is 15 liters (0.5 CU FT). The maxium weight of the car is 2325 kg (5126 lbs), and with the base weight of 1925 kg (4244 lbs), you can max load 400 kg (882 lbs), including driver and passengers. Some options can increase the base weight and reduce the maximum loading weight.

You can order the car with a towbar. The maximum total weight on a braked trailer is 1600, and on unbraked, it is 750 kg (3527/1653 lbs).

Availability & Pricing

This model had a world premiere on 07.04.2022, and deliveries is expected to start in November 2023.

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