Charging with the new smart #1- At home and on the road.


As electric mobility is still a comparatively new topic, there are still a few prejudices surrounding it. 

The charging ecosystem, that is built on smart’s partnership with ABB E-Mobility (ABB) and Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), ensures a convenient refueling experience and well-developed infrastructure. 

Across Europe, DCS offers more than 290,000 charging points (> 270.000 AC and > 24.000 DC). The DCS charging Card comes for free with every smart #1. Markus Bartenschlager CCO & Managing Director at DCS about the partnership with smart: 'As the leading provider for digital OEM charging services, we believe that a close meshed network of charging points is vital in making e-mobility easily accessible and feasible for daily use.'

DC stations enable smart #1 drivers to charge from 10 to 80 % in only 30 minutes – a perfect time frame to combine with a Charging Challenge by setting a personal goal for each recharge: learn a new language, do yoga, or a small workout, and return to the road invigorated.

With the integration into the smart app, which offers information such as location, available connector type and general availability, charging becomes not only hassle-free but also personally productive.

Traveling with no compromises: The new smart #1.



Connect and charge – simply, quickly and intuitively

Thanks to our strong partners, the place of charging is no longer dependent on dedicated locations. With the smart charging ecosystem from ABB E-Mobility (ABB) and Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), smart #1 drivers can recharge their batteries at home (home charging with the smart wallbox) as well as on the move (public charging). The necessary steps for the refueling process are the same at home and on the road:

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 Charging steps of the all-new smart #1.



Convenient and stylish smart home charging

Since the smart #1 has a range of up to 440 kilometers, it probably doesn't need that many regenerating breaks to reach the desired destination.  Moreover, as an e-mobilist, drivers can enjoy the convenience of being able to recharge directly at home. Wallboxes make charging particularly convenient and practical, as they allow the electric car to be charged at home independently of the public charging infrastructure.

The smart wallbox fits seamlessly into the digital lifestyle of smart #1 drivers. This allows them to manage their energy consumption efficiently and contribute to a greener society for current and future generations.

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The smart wallbox fits seamlessly into the digital lifestyle of smart #1 drivers.



Thanks to the partnership with the Swiss-Swedish company ABB, the wallbox and installation can be ordered directly with the purchase of the smart #1. This makes the process of setting up a charger very straight forward for customers. The smart wallbox comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity as standard. Through a state-of-the-art RFID authentication method and a seamless integration into the smart app a convenient charging process can be guaranteed. 

CEO of ABB E-mobility Frank Mühlon, underlines the importance to work hand in hand on a emission free world for our current and future generations: 'We are committed to building a zero-emission future, applying the latest technology for reliable and easy to use electric vehicle charging solutions. Working with smart therefore feels very natural for us.'

The space saving and contemporary design of the smart wallbox enables seamless installation on a wall or pedestal. Additionally, it's dustproof and water resistant in harsh weather conditions enhancing uptime and product lifetime. Integrated ground fault and overvoltage protection protect both user and car. The quality of the wallbox has already been positively confirmed by various independent parties.

Strong partnerships to raise e-mobility to the next level with its exciting new smart #1 model, smart is making its next great contribution to the electric future of mobility. smart #1 has been created to be the ideal urban companion and smart has therefore built an ecosystem that enables e-mobility in its entirety – rather than providing just the vehicles alone. The integration of benchmark charging technology into this ecosystem is one of the core pillars. With ABB E-mobility (ABB) and Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), smart has two very strong partners that are not only able to deliver outstanding technology but are also very alike in their ethos, sharing smart’s vision of how to advance the field of e-mobility. Most importantly, this places the consumer at the heart of everything, and looks at how to bring e-mobility to people from all areas of life.  The partnership with ABB and DCS provides best home charging and public charging infrastructure solutions for smart #1 drivers.


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Steven Peddie
Head of Public Relations and Communications smart Europe GmbH
Email: eu.communications@smart.com