Search found 122 matches

Go to advanced search

by Kakkerlak
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: What does my FFE use wifi for?
Replies: 9
Views: 4198

Re: What does my FFE use wifi for?

The FFE uses an onboard cellular modem to communicate with Ford's MyFordMobile servers, so maybe the idea is to let the vehicle use a faster connection when it's sitting at home. Or maybe it's for future software upgrade purposes. My experience is also that it doesn't connect; I tried a guest networ...
by Kakkerlak
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: No Sales Tax in Washington
Replies: 3
Views: 3699

Re: No Sales Tax in Washington

None of the dealers in Washington who I dealt with knew that battery-electric vehicles were tax-exempt. The one I finally bought from made me put it in writing that I would be responsible for all taxes if my assessment of the tax liability was wrong. But that benefit ends on July 1, 2015. The folks ...
by Kakkerlak
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Electric Car Guest Drive Event, Focus Electric needed in SF
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Electric Car Guest Drive Event, Focus Electric needed in

It's going to depend strongly on the terms of your personal insurance policy. I recently had to review mine very carefully and found that it contains exclusions where it won't pay on collision or comprehensive claims if it is being (1) rented to any person or organization in any fashion or (2) lease...
by Kakkerlak
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Suggested State of Charge for long battery life
Replies: 21
Views: 6717

Re: Suggested State of Charge for long battery life

I didn't know you could turn off a Chargepoint EVSE by swiping your card. I use Blink public EVSEs most frequently and looked carefully at the screen during the authorization and afterwards to figure out if there was a button or procedure for ending the charging session. I get the Blink "unexpected ...
by Kakkerlak
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: MFM thinks my FFE is a boat
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: MFM thinks my FFE is a boat

That's hilarious but I was just thinking... any chance somebody is fooling around with a GPS spoofer in your neighborhood ?
by Kakkerlak
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Steep Incline
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Steep Incline

I've definitely noticed that the FFE is slower off a start when I'm on an incline instead of on the flat. My commute home from work includes two intersections on steep hills in the first mile, so I notice it everyday. The past couple of days of heavy rain I've slipped the tires from a start a few ti...
by Kakkerlak
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: 2015 FFE Paint colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 11896

Re: 2015 FFE Paint colors?

Just yesterday I read an e-mail from a cranky customer who blasted two of our engineering decisions: one as being obviously done by young engineers who don't have enough experience to know better, and the other as obviously done by somebody too old and set in his ways to use a new technology. Both d...
by Kakkerlak
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Ford Focus Electric won't start
Replies: 1
Views: 2724

Re: Ford Focus Electric won't start

Wow, that stinks ! A ground fault sounds like the car's battery management system did exactly what it was supposed to do to protect itself, or that the sensors they use for ground fault detection failed. I'm not too surprised it's taken them a month to requisition, receive, and install the wiring ha...
by Kakkerlak
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: New Golf E - FFE prime competitor
Replies: 7
Views: 2757

Re: New Golf E - FFE prime competitor

I'm just thrilled to see these EVs coming on the market and being advertised and promoted. We're seeing incremental improvements in battery chemistry and the more LG Chem and Panasonic can sell, the better their economies of scale get. I give a thumbs up to every Leaf driver I see, and in Seattle th...
by Kakkerlak
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New Pricing and incentives for 2014 and 2015 FFE's
Replies: 64
Views: 38324

Re: New Pricing and incentives for 2014 and 2015 FFE's

The only thing that makes sense to me is that they're using the price drop to try to wring out sales of the last of the dealer inventory in the next 60 days or so. I suspect Ford's website is configured to offer different prices for different regions. In my ZIP code in Seattle, the list price is sti...

Go to advanced search