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by blackbeasst
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: My random thoughts/comments/questions/concerns as I go
Replies: 95
Views: 28191

My random thoughts/comments/questions/concerns as I go

figured i'd make a thread about things that come to mind and clump them here instead of making numerous threads :D first things first..... #1 can the cup holder doohickey things be removed that "help" cups stay in? they are in no way styrofoam friendly :evil: #2 why is it one night of charging yield...
by blackbeasst
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Monthly electricity use
Replies: 54
Views: 19735

Re: Monthly electricity use

for the month prior to moving i failed to let the power company know i had an EV nor ask about off peak hours. needless to say i was a little shocked when the bill came in :shock: since moving im on the books to have the meter switched out and the new rate applied to my account. should be interestin...
by blackbeasst
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: How do you find public charging stations?
Replies: 9
Views: 3878

Re: How do you find public charging stations?

Plugshare ftw!

I'm actually sitting in a public charging station I found on plugshare as I type this!
by blackbeasst
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: range question for current FFE owners
Replies: 82
Views: 18553

Re: range question for current FFE owners

Yeah I was poopin my pants there towards the end. Might let my wife drive it till we move in two weeks.

Good reads though. Love your out of charge story! Do we all get roadside assistance?
by blackbeasst
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: range question for current FFE owners
Replies: 82
Views: 18553

Re: range question for current FFE owners

whew! pushing it to the limits daily. made it home with 2 miles left. and what that, that brings me to a couple questions: 1- does running the battery that low almost daily hurt it? 2- i know on an ICE that E doesn't really mean empty as far as gas. does 0 miles mean its going to shut down on me or ...
by blackbeasst
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: range question for current FFE owners
Replies: 82
Views: 18553

Re: range question for current FFE owners

just out of curiosity i checked the elevation change from my home town and work town and its a difference of 430ft
by blackbeasst
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: range question for current FFE owners
Replies: 82
Views: 18553

Re: range question for current FFE owners

whew! made it home with 5 miles left Woohoo! So are you gonna try again next week? yeah. i sold my jetta so its either chance the ffe daily, or rack up a lot in gas money with my wifes pilot i found a good way home with slower speeds that seemed to help. although it was pretty hot out and i didn't ...
by blackbeasst
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: range question for current FFE owners
Replies: 82
Views: 18553

Re: range question for current FFE owners

whew! made it home with 5 miles left

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by blackbeasst
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now (SSN) Post recall
Replies: 12
Views: 5744

Re: Stop Safely Now (SSN) Post recall

don't wanna thread jack here, but i've expereinced a couple instances twice within as many weeks where the car starts fine, but i get no power to the wheels and steering is non existant. this morning being the last time backing out of my garage. the other was last week when put in to drive. not sure...
by blackbeasst
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: range question for current FFE owners
Replies: 82
Views: 18553

Re: range question for current FFE owners

i got 57 miles to play with to get home :oops:

edit: from google maps i can either......

go 47.9 miles down 316 at 65mph with random stop lights

go 51.2 miles no greater that 55ish

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