Smart #1 Pulse is an all-electric crossover with a WLTP range of up to 400 km (249 miles). EVKX.net have all the details.
Smart #1 Pulse
We have separated our Smart #1 Pulse article into sections. If you want to wait to read the full article, click the links below to the different areas. We also have an overview of the full specifications, an image gallery, detailed information about charging performance, and some online reviews. Our sections:
- Battery, range, and charging
- Drivetrain (suspension, brakes, steering)
- Exterior (paint colors, wheels ++)
- Interior (seats++)
- User interface and control
- Advanced driver-assistance systems
- Transportation capabilities
The Smart #1 Pulse has a maximum power of 315KW (428hp). The total torque is 584nm. The 0-100km/h sprint (0-62mph) takes 4,5 seconds. The top speed is 180 km/h.
Battery, range, and charging
The battery has a gross capacity of 66kWh and a net capacity of 62kWh, meaning you have a 4kWh buffer for protection. (6,1%). The Lithium-Ion battery uses NMC technology.
The WLTP range is 400 km (249 mi). The consumption is 15,5kWh/100km for the WLTP standard test. For more details about the range, see real-world data and range listing on this model’s range and consumption page.
The maximum DC charging speed is 150kW. A full charge from 0 - 100% would take 80 minutes, while a more common scenario of 10-80% would take 30 minutes. If you assume you lose 5 minutes driving per charge stop in addition to the charge time, the optimum charge area is from 5% to 54% resulting in an actual charge speed including time loss on 89kW. Each charge session would take 20 minutes and 29 seconds.
For the theoretical 1000km challenge, starting with a full battery and driving at 120km/h (75 mph), assuming optimal driving conditions and consumption of 26kWh/100km, 1000km will take 10 hours and 34 minutes to drive. This trip will require seven charge session(s) charging from 5% to 51%. The total time lost for charging will be 135 minutes.
For level 1 and level 2 AC charging, the onboard charger supports up to 22KW charging. As a result, you can charge the battery 0-100% from home in about 2 hours and 49 minutes.
Smart #1 Pulse
The location of the charge port is on the left rear side. This makes it easy for charge stations where you need to back up into the charger. The connector types vary between the different markets. This model uses CCS Combo 1 for North America and for Europe, CCS Combo 2. See full specifications for all markets.
Smart #1 Pulse has an all-wheel drive system supported by two motors, one on each axle.
The front suspension is MacPherson Strut, and the rear suspension is Multilink. It uses 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 is available through one-pedal driving combined with blended brakes. Automatic regen is not available in this model. At low speeds, the one-pedal drive mode will keep the car creeping forward. You can adjust how strong regen you get when you lift the foot. There are two levels.
You can choose between 6 different paint colors when ordering this model.
You can choose between two types of roofs on this model. 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.
Smart #1 Pulse
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.
- White & Blue leatherette upholstering
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.
You can choose from two different climate systems. The climate system supports only controlling one common zone for the whole car. The climate system supports different temperatures in two zone for the driver and passenger. This model has a heat pump as standard. This heat pump can save significant energy used 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 inches large. The touch screen at the top of the center console is 12,8 inches large.
Smart #1 Pulse
A head-up display is an standard system that presents speed and other important driver information in front of the driver on the windshield.
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 can be turned 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 the driver to drive preemptively and save energy.
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 an 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 agains opening doors if there is a risk of hitting something.
With the Pilot Assist level 2 system, you get the following driving automation features.
- Adaptive Cruise control
- Autosteer: keeps the car in your lane and slows down if needed in traffic. The system limits how long you can drive without touching the steering wheel.
- Automatic parking. (optional)
- Automatic lane change
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 75kg. Under the hood, there is frunk with more storage room. This frunk is 15 liters. Max weight is 2325kg, and with the base weight of 1925 kg, you can max load 400 kg, including driver and passengers. Some options can increase the base weight and reduce the max loading weight.
You can order the car with a towbar. The maximum total weight on a braked trailer is 1600, and on unbraked, 750kg.
Availability & Pricing
This model had world premiere 07.04.2022 and deliveries is expected to start November 2023.