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by EcoDad
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: Ford Focus Electric Technology Animated
Replies: 0
Views: 3127

Ford Focus Electric Technology Animated

I discovered this captivating animation short on how the Ford Focus electric works and thought I would share it with the engineering fans here on the ford focus electric forum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu6Q-2B5TDs I really wish it was longer in more detailed as it really is a great way to show...
by EcoDad
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: The Fisker Karma Electric / Hybrid
Replies: 0
Views: 3531

The Fisker Karma Electric / Hybrid

Looking at some of the electric super cars they are now building the future of the electric vehicle market seems pretty promising. The Fisker Karma looks impressive although with a 100k price tag it is probably out of most people's budgets. Here are some more stats on the car: http://en.wikipedia.or...
by EcoDad
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Future Of The American Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Replies: 0
Views: 2934

The Future Of The American Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Came across this eye opening study about the feasibility and accountability that will be associated with the rapid growth of electric vehicle use in the US. Its pretty incredible to see how much time, thought and money is going into the support and development of electric vehicles in the United Stat...
by EcoDad
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26)
Replies: 2
Views: 2912

26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26)

Is anyone attending the EVS26 festival coming up in a week on May 6 - 9th 2012 in Los Angeles? Looks like a very interesting conference on the future of electric vehicles. I am hoping the Ford focus electric will be well represented. I am curious to see how the Ford electric stands up to the latest ...
by EcoDad
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Link For The Ford Focus Electric "California Rebate" App
Replies: 0
Views: 2656

Link For The Ford Focus Electric "California Rebate" App

My friend is going to try and buy a Ford focus ev and I was helping her get all of her rebate paperwork in order and thought the rest of the ford focus electric forum would find this direct application link handy: https://energycenter.org/index.php/incentive-programs/clean-vehicle-rebate-project/foc...
by EcoDad
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Charging Station Options For The Focus Electric
Replies: 11
Views: 19779

Charging Station Options For The Focus Electric

Okay from everything I have read the focus electric takes around 4 hours to fully charge the battery. I was recently reading this "Road & Track" test drive article ( http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drives/2012-ford-focus-electric ) and it sparked a question I just had to ask the ford focus electri...
by EcoDad
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions for Ford
Topic: Federal Tax Credit
Replies: 3
Views: 5907

Federal Tax Credit

I noticed on Ford's website that they recommended looking into a possible $7,500 tax credit available on some electric vehicles. I researched as best I could and found this: http://fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml Ford's suggestion of looking for a tax credit seems crafty but I could not find the ne...
by EcoDad
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Focus Electric Washington Times Article
Replies: 6
Views: 6300

Focus Electric Washington Times Article

I was so excited to find this focus electric information outlet. I thought this article shed some pretty good light on how impressive the focus electric really is and wanted to share / contribute. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/8/ford-focus-electric-becomes-americas-most-fuel-eff/ It's...

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