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by michael
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 17.1 kWh @ 20,000 miles
Replies: 32
Views: 20878

Re: 17.1 kWh @ 20,000 miles

How are you guys measuring the capacity. Don't trust ETE on the OBD scanner...In my case that always read higher than what the battery could really deliver. Only good way is to run the battery top to bottom and look at the energy delivered and with the battery at normal operating temperature. Yes, a...
by michael
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Chevy Bolt Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 39807

Re: Chevy Bolt Drive

If you go on the mychevybolt web site, people describe how it's really easy to detach the seat cover, add a little foam underneath, and they say it resolves the seat issue. I don't know, didn't find it necessary to modify.

It's apparently a 10 minute job.
by michael
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Chevy Bolt Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 39807

Re: Chevy Bolt Drive

PS. I just read that the Bolt has a super narrow front seat. That's an issue for me! I'm 6'4" 310 lbs. That's a deal-breaker. If you can sit in a Honda S2000 comfortably, you'll be fine in the Bolt. If cars like the Miata and S2000 are too small for you, you might struggle a bit with the seats in t...
by michael
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Chevy Bolt Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 39807

Re: Chevy Bolt Drive

For what its worth, we got a Bolt Premier with both packages and DCFC ($43510 MSRP) on a 36 Month, 15K mile lease for $360 including California sales tax, zero down, zero driveaway (about $329 before sales tax). That did not involve the California $2500 rebate which will effectively reduce the cost...
by michael
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Chevy Bolt Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 39807

Re: Chevy Bolt Drive

That almost certainly also does not include sales tax, and zero down is not the same as zero drive away. That deal probably requires maybe $800 or so in fees due at signing. The deal one should want is zero drive away, not a penny due at signing.. And yes forget the website calculator. In general yo...
by michael
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Chevy Bolt Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 39807

Re: Chevy Bolt Drive

For what its worth, we got a Bolt Premier with both packages and DCFC ($43510 MSRP) on a 36 Month, 15K mile lease for $360 including California sales tax, zero down, zero driveaway (about $329 before sales tax). That did not involve the California $2500 rebate which will effectively reduce the cost ...
by michael
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Chevy Bolt Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 39807

Re: Chevy Bolt Drive

I found the back seat of the Focus to be almost unusable except to throw stuff. Not suitable for an adult. Back seat of Bolt is very roomy by comparison. By contrast, FFE front was more comfortable. User interface of Bolt is more modern, but frankly I found the FFE user interface to be much easier t...
by michael
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Chevy Bolt Drive
Replies: 62
Views: 39807

Re: Chevy Bolt Drive

I have gone from needing to plan every day's drive like a trans Atlantic flight (Focus) to not giving it a thought (Bolt). I loved my FFE, but the day of the FFE has passed.
by michael
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: whats the highest odometer reading on a FFE?
Replies: 21
Views: 12946

Re: whats the highest odometer reading on a FFE?

Mine was around 53,000 miles when I turned it in This most miles Ford would allow on a lease was 19.5K/year = 58.5K so probably few leased cars above that. Furthermore, mine was getting pretty limited as to range due to battery fade...I think that's approaching the end of useful life for high-mile d...
by michael
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Will AAA tow me home?
Replies: 8
Views: 7343

Re: Will AAA tow me home?

I never ran out in my Focus, but friends ran out twice in a Rav-4 EV. No problem to get a tow home

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