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by studio460
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: iPhone images: Southern California charging stations.
Replies: 35
Views: 37505

Re: iPhone images: Southern California charging stations.

I just thought the Focus logo wasn't particularly attractive. I debadge my cars to make them more "mysterious!" Almost everyone asks/thinks the same thing: "Is that a hybrid?" NO. "I didn't know Ford made an all-electric!" YEAH, NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW THAT! About your Ford dealer--that's a total BS at...
by studio460
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE owners:
Replies: 6
Views: 6903

Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

I tried to use that tax credit for installation of EVSE (Oct 2014) on my 2014 Federal Taxes, but the IRS sent me a letter claiming it didn't apply, I don't know why. So I had to send them a check for over $100 anyway. That's weird. You attached form 8911, filled-out correctly, and they denied the c...
by studio460
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE owners:
Replies: 6
Views: 6903

Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

7. Alternative Fuel Refueling Property Tax Credit An additional 30% federal tax credit of the total cost of your EVSE and installation is available for residential (up to $1,000), and commercial (up to $30,000) customers, for those which were put into service between January 1, 2014 (retroactive), ...
by studio460
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: California drivers: Show us pictures of your CAV stickers!
Replies: 16
Views: 15074

Re: California drivers: Show us pictures of your CAV sticker

Yesterday, I received a letter from the DMV denying my CAV application because the decals assigned to my VIN had already been issued to the dealer six weeks ago! It's been almost two months since I bought the car, and now this? After checking my mailbox day after day . . . imagine my disappointment ...
by studio460
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Body shop replaced my FFE hood... and I am concerned
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

Re: Body shop replaced my FFE hood... and I am concerned

I really doubt the weight difference is all that much -- ten pounds would be a lot -- but if that was a concern you should have gotten this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321547680335?item=321547680335&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466 Now that hood would look mighty fine on a black FFE. Now, I think that woul...
by studio460
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: De-badged 2014 Ford Focus Electric Oxford White
Replies: 20
Views: 17458

Re: De-badged 2014 Ford Focus Electric Oxford White

. . . Turns out, most emblems are only attached with adhesive, and are easy to remove (and put back on later, if you change your mind). The Focus emblem was attached with adhesive-backed foam. I used a heat gun and some dental floss, and it came off pretty easily. The small amount of remaining adhe...
by studio460
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Car is bricked!
Replies: 47
Views: 22250

Re: Car is bricked!

Cool! So, now we can jump-start our batteries from an iPhone? Let us know if it will actually start the car!
by studio460
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Car is bricked!
Replies: 47
Views: 22250

Re: Car is bricked!

12.6V = After parking from 2.9-mile, 0.9 kWh-drive (starting from 100% charge), and plugging into Level 2 EVSE, but not charging (set to value charge). 12.3V = Voltage drop of 0.3V, after two hours plugged into Level 2 EVSE undisturbed; 23-minute value charge had completed (currently, not charging)....
by studio460
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Car is bricked!
Replies: 47
Views: 22250

Re: Car is bricked!

Yes, it seems to be a very specific problem. I'll try re-create the fault condition again sometime soon.

12.6V-12.8V = "off" (unplugged).
12.6V-12.8V = "off" (plugged into a Level 2 EVSE, but not charging).
14.4V-14.6V = "on" (ready-to-drive).
by studio460
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Car is bricked!
Replies: 47
Views: 22250

Re: Car is bricked!

I'll post any relevant findings here. Current readings are similar to yours. I think I bricked my FFE by confusing the charging ECU by plugging in when still fully charged. Recall, I went on an extremely short errand, then re-plugged into my Level 2 EVSE at home. The charging lights came on, on both...

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