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by j79guy
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Winter traction
Replies: 4
Views: 7515

Re: Winter traction

Speaking from Northern British Columbia, my experience was completely different. I too have had two Subarus and two Audis, all with all-wheel drive. Each winter I put snow tires on my cars and the all wheel drive cars have been great. I took delivery of my FFE last fall, and purposely drove into win...
by j79guy
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?
Replies: 36
Views: 30597

Re: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?

Fluke: Northern British Columbia. -23C here this morning. I don't scrimp on the heat/comfort, but do try to use it wisely. With a fresh charge in the morning, my in-dash display is indicating a useable range of 60Km total. I have no reason to doubt this, as when I drive approximately 30km, I have ha...
by j79guy
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?
Replies: 36
Views: 30597

Re: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?

-20 celcius here, my indicated range has been reduced by 60%. I park my car in a heated garage (+5 C.) and pre-heat the car on-plug for 5 minutes before leaving for work. At work, the car is kept on-plug, but parked outside. Cold plus ice radials are range killers. My commute is short, but I did not...
by j79guy
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?
Replies: 36
Views: 30597

Re: Is the heater/defroster a range killer?

Back to the OP, is the heater a range killer? Certainly, but it depends on where you live and how severe your driving conditions. Up here in Northern British Columbia, I don't skimp on the heat. For the price I paid for this car, I'm going to be comfortable, so the climate control gets set at 21C., ...
by j79guy
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Winter conditions.
Replies: 13
Views: 10437

Winter conditions.

Hey all, winter hit with a vengence here, 4" of snow on the ground, and daytime high of -4 Celcius. (25 F.) I've not been skimping on the heat, I keep the climate control set at 21 C. (70 F.), use the seat heaters and rear window defroster. Typical highway speeds of 95kmh. (57mph.) My effective rang...
by j79guy
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Finally have mine!
Replies: 4
Views: 4630

Re: Finally have mine!

redEV: Kind of. Purchased my FFE at Richport Ford, in Richmond, BC However, I live in Fort St.John, BC, about 1200 km North of Vancouver. I had the car delivered here, post dealer prep. I won't see many electrics on the road here for some time to come! Slyastro: Yes, my experience with the car so fa...
by j79guy
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Ford Focus Electric sales numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 13465

Re: Ford Focus Electric sales numbers

Make mine No.2 in Canada. (BC) Took delivery a couple weeks ago, I too am curious as to total number sold in North America. I see the Honda Fit EV has been released, and perhaps this will shake up the EV car market a bit by raising exposure. From what I can tell, the Fit is not to the same standards...
by j79guy
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Finally have mine!
Replies: 4
Views: 4630

Finally have mine!

Deposit made May 05, final payment made last Monday, Aug 06, and delivered to my local dealer today. Maybe the first one sold in Western Canada. (?)
Slyastro beat me to the first in Canada, so I have to brag where I can.
Frosted Glass. Leather.

Robin Sipe.
by j79guy
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Owners section on the Ford Focus Electric Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 8653

Re: Owners section on the Ford Focus Electric Forum

Well, nothing yet to report as to A/C (I pick my car up on Wednesday, June 27th.) but I'm sure going to see how things work this winter. I may have the most Northern FFE (Until one shows up in Alaska.), and it does get cold here. No doubt in a few months, I'll be reporting on the opposite end of the...
by j79guy
Mon May 28, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Congrats Whit! Photos of first retail Ford Focus Electric
Replies: 19
Views: 18422

Re: Congrats Whit! Photos of first retail Ford Focus Electri

I think a mistake has been made here. That should be MY car!
Congrats, I hope it turns out to be all you expect from it.

Robin Sipe.

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