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by cpwl
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Selling 2015 Magnetic FFE $13.5k
Replies: 6
Views: 7423

Re: Selling 2015 Magnetic FFE $13.5k

I told my boss about this one... He has a 2013 smart for two EV he leases for 140 a month (it has 3000 miles on it - never gets driven). He's been wanting to buy a FFE for a while. He's actually going to look at a Tesla P70 today. He can afford a P90D but he doesn't really want to spend the money. ...
by cpwl
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: LA Auto Show
Replies: 18
Views: 11477

Re: LA Auto Show

You both (cpwl and hybridbear) are speaking as current limited-range EV drivers. The biggest point there is: a. give many people a “warm fuzzy” about being able to do their daily commute and additional daily shopping/visiting or entertainment travels, That "warm fuzzy" will sell a lot of 200 mile E...
by cpwl
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: LA Auto Show
Replies: 18
Views: 11477

Re: LA Auto Show

All, The proposed Bolt and any other non-Tesla 200 mile range BEVs are a bit of a quandary until there is sufficient DCQC infrastructure to effectively support long range (greater than 120 mile one-way) intercity travel. In comparison to the 80 mile range BEVs the increased range of the Bolt and Gen...
by cpwl
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: So I'm pretty sure Ford has given up on us...
Replies: 65
Views: 23161

Re: So I'm pretty sure Ford has given up on us...

H-Bear, what you say is perfectly correct, no challenge to that but as we all know BEVs are a fundamental change from most current logistical practises that support driving. By their very nature BEVs have both inherent advantages over and inherent deficiencies to ICE vehicles. As EV converts we reve...
by cpwl
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: So I'm pretty sure Ford has given up on us...
Replies: 65
Views: 23161

Re: So I'm pretty sure Ford has given up on us...

As SpecVStrom has stated it probably is more the fundamental case of “Ford never really having been in with us”! To the extent that the FFE was originally developed by Magna and it appears reasonably clear that Ford adopted it for production simply to comply with California’s CARB requirements, Ford...
by cpwl
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Photo Posting Instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 6863

Photo Posting Instructions

Simple question, Where are the instructions for posting photos to the forum?

Thanks and Cheers

Carl
by cpwl
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2015 FFE didn't start right away this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 5334

Re: 2015 FFE didn't start right away this morning

I've had Montgomery for just over 4 months now and this has happened a few times, including once to my wife (the first time she needed to drive him while I was away)! Needless to say that ended up in a bit of a panic call to find out what she was doing wrong. Nevertheless.... Jamie is pretty much ou...
by cpwl
Fri May 29, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Creep Function Architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 3971

Creep Function Architecture

Does anyone know the architecture of the “creep” function in our FFEs. Clearly the motor and drive train is not constantly working against the brakes when stopped as is the case in an ICE’s automatic transmission. But what is the input “trigger” to start the motor when the brakes are released (eithe...
by cpwl
Fri May 29, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Ford selling electrification patents/hiring new engineers
Replies: 2
Views: 3502

Re: Ford selling electrification patents/hiring new engineer

"Innovation is our goal," said Kevin Layden, director, Ford Electrification Programs, in a release. "The way to provide the best technology is through constant development and progress. By sharing our research with other companies, we will accelerate the growth of electrified vehicle technology and...
by cpwl
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: He's Finally Here: Great Car, Lousy Delivery Experience.
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

He's Finally Here: Great Car, Lousy Delivery Experience.

Well after all the hassles of ordering my FFE detailed at: http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2203 things have finally moved forward. Eventually in Feb I received a 10 Mar tentative date but it was never stated if that was the delivery date or the production date! Ugh, it was l...

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