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by CWD
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch
Replies: 55
Views: 58158

Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

Cost. Curt hitch cost $97. Tork was over $300
by CWD
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: 1 Year In, thoughts on my FFE
Replies: 30
Views: 49256

Re: 1 Year In, thoughts on my FFE

I bought my Focus Electric last year in June w/ 15,315 miles on it. I now have 33,000 miles on it some 15 months later. It is my daily driver-23 miles each way to and from work. During the summer I can charge at work and skip charging at home. Winter is another story. I have to charge at both ends a...
by CWD
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch
Replies: 55
Views: 58158

Re: 2012 FFE Trailer hitch

I just installed a trailer hitch on my 2013 Focus Electric. It is a Curt model #11158. It is for the Focus SE. Required some cutting and grinding of welds from the support for the battery box. Really easy. Used a Milwaukee mini saw to cut thru the cross bracket and a grinder to cut the welds on the ...
by CWD
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: I have strange issue with my Charging Port Light Ring
Replies: 14
Views: 10970

Re: I have strange issue with my Charging Port Light Ring

Ford replaced my light ring under warranty as it would only light up halfway. I learned a valuable lesson when plugging in at a public charge station. I had plugged in and the cord was in such a way that the car next to mine parked way too close and drove over the cord. It got pulled down and cracke...
by CWD
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: HVB Charge Preperation
Replies: 4
Views: 4577

Re: HVB Charge Preperation

A couple weeks ago it was really cold here (-10f) and I heard a coolant pump running and the vehicle wasn't pre-heating the cabin It only ran for about 5 minutes then shut off.
by CWD
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Interesting Cold Weather Event
Replies: 22
Views: 26823

Re: Interesting Cold Weather Event

Last June I purchased a used 2013 FFE from a local independent dealer. They buy at various auction lots. Mine was originally shipped to a dealer in Roswell, NM and leased by a individual in Wichata, KS. I have to Maroney label which shows the original destination and the previous owner neglected to ...
by CWD
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Fox Valley Electric Auto Association meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 3996

Fox Valley Electric Auto Association meeting

FVEAA.org meets this coming Friday the 20th of January @ the Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois. 1635 Emerson Lane. Meeting starts at 6:30pm. Public is welcome. Would like to meet fellow FFE owners. One of our club members has 2 FFE's.
by CWD
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: 1997 Solectria Force for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 9427

Re: 1997 Solectria Force for sale

I was planning on 52 CALB 100 batteries.That would raise the voltage a bit. About 400 lbs for the batteries, cables and monitor system. A savings in weight of around 475 lbs. The car has a Brusa NLA512 charger. Previous owner paid over $4K for it. It is programmable to properly charge the CALB batte...
by CWD
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: 1997 Solectria Force for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 9427

1997 Solectria Force for sale

I recently purchased my FFE so I no longer need/want my 97 Solectria Force. I bought it a few years ago and drove it just a short time. It needed batteries and I was going to convert it to CALB 100 Lithium batteries. The lead acid gel cell batteries were only 3 years old but took a serious beating b...
by CWD
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Woes of winter range
Replies: 38
Views: 25928

Re: Woes of winter range

My winter time range has really fallen off. I'm averaging 48 miles fully charged w/ pre-conditioning the cabin. I use a level 2-240vac/16 amp power cord at home and have a GE Dura-station at work that is capable of 30 amps but at 208vac. Charge times seem about equal-2.5 hours on each end of my trip...

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