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by felkster
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Charging Starts on Door Open with Full Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Re: Charging Starts on Door Open with Full Battery

Just a random guess, as I don't have my car yet, but wouldn't it just be compensating for the fact that the car starts using electricity when you open a door? Interior lighting, pre-energizing other electronics systems, etc?
by felkster
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: What do you want to know about the Focus Electric?
Replies: 23
Views: 10844

Re: What do you want to know about the Focus Electric?

Out of curiosity, why would you want this feature? Battery management systems do all the work of maintaining appropriate charge levels and battery life for you. For example, when the Focus says "0" it's never truly at 0 (probably about 20-30% left), and when it's full, it's probably near, but not at...
by felkster
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: SoCal Dealerships - Current Prices and Discounts
Replies: 17
Views: 11446

Re: SoCal Dealerships - Current Prices and Discounts

Wow - I don't really understand how some dealers can value these cars over MSRP. I am definitely excited about the car, but it's pretty essential to keep this car's price in context with the gas version of the Focus as well as the other competing (and substantially more available) electric cars like...
by felkster
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Bay Area Dealers
Replies: 24
Views: 21530

Re: Bay Area Dealers

Wow, so I guess my backup plan of buying one in SF then shipping it to Seattle may not be so feasible. I preordered on in Seattle 2 weeks ago and I was told "I want to set your expectations of having no expectations". The dealership gave me a guess of November, which is a super long time to wait whe...
by felkster
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Engineering Forum
Topic: Focus Electric Component View
Replies: 10
Views: 12224

Re: Focus Electric Component View

For most of the city of Seattle, the first 10kWh of each day are $0.047/kWh, then each additional kWh beyond 10 are $0.0987/kWh. No peak/off-peak billing hours. In the winter, the first 16kWh of each day are billed at the lower rate before it switches to the higher rate. So the 10 cents/kWh works ou...

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