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by jdorff
Tue May 22, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Real Range for 17 or 18 FFE
Replies: 14
Views: 7291

Re: Real Range for 17 or 18 FFE

1. Driving in the rain consume 20% additional (I'm hoping that is not just windshield wipers) Bjørn Nyland has discussed this on his You Tube channel. A wet road increases the rolling resistance of the tires. There is a research paper (*) I found online with real data. A few quotes: "At 80 km/h, 0....
by jdorff
Tue May 15, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Buying a 2017 FFE
Replies: 10
Views: 7391

Re: Buying a 2017 FFE

$25k BEFORE dealer incentives is fine. $25k AFTER is "get up and run out of the dealership" Especially for a 2017. It's a year old the second it hits pavement. OK, cool. I'll "run away". Their "Internet price" is $29.2K then minus $3.35K dealer incentive, then a reduction of $850 to get to $25K.
by jdorff
Fri May 11, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Buying a 2017 FFE
Replies: 10
Views: 7391

Re: Buying a 2017 FFE

scottt wrote: Is that before or after incentives?

If it's after, RUN far away. Remember, the car is a year old the second it leaves the lot.
$25K before tax incentive. I will only get the Federal incentive, so net cost of $17.5K
by jdorff
Thu May 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Buying a 2017 FFE
Replies: 10
Views: 7391

Buying a 2017 FFE

So I'm working on buying a 2017 FFE w/o leather from an out of state dealer. Current dealer offer is $25K, then I pay for shipping and sales tax in my home state. I would qualify for the Fed $7.5k tax credit, but my state has no additional incentives. Any thoughts on the price? I leased a 2013 FFE, ...
by jdorff
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: I still have the FFE
Replies: 27
Views: 11328

Re: I still have the FFE

Any updates?
by jdorff
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Its starting to get cold outside. How's your range doing
Replies: 35
Views: 14051

Re: Its starting to get cold outside. How's your range doin

I have 37K miles on my 2013 FFE. I reset the trip meter every morning at full charge. I get about ~15.5-16 kWh before it's depleted . I've hit the "Depleted Battery Stop Safely now" message twice recently, but managed to coast home. I wish I had known about the kWh setting on the trip computer and h...
by jdorff
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: What to do at lease end
Replies: 17
Views: 12088

Re: What to do at lease end

My FFE lease ends in Jan 2016. I'm hoping for good news from the auto shows. The Leaf will probably have 110 miles / 30kWh in some trims, but I don't really like the Leaf. The i3 is very quick and I like the driving and feel, but it's expensive and has conspicuous styling. The e-Golf has the things ...
by jdorff
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Driving in NC snow traffic jam
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Driving in NC snow traffic jam

So I drove my FFE through southern urban snow gridlock. Stats: 1h 50m to drive 14 miles from downtown Durham to RTP 600 Wh / mile with lights on, heat on, heated seats on, wipers on. Total trip was 8.5 kWh Background info: http://www.thestate.com/2014/02/12/3262635/weather-related-traffic-gridlock.h...
by jdorff
Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Cabin preconditioning not working
Replies: 16
Views: 5200

Re: Cabin preconditioning not working

Anyone know what a 3.3kWh 240V 16AMP Level 2 will do in terms of cabin pre-heat ? Something like the Aerovironment TurboCord or Bosch Power Max 16A.

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