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by ghiebert
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Wifi in car
Replies: 19
Views: 14250

Re: Wifi in car

I don't get it... you park at home (so the car can connect to your home wifi) and then you sit in your car connecting and using your devices? 1. SYNC3 supposedly automatically checks over Wi-Fi for system updates. I don't know when it checks, but it would be good to have Wi-Fi available when it doe...
by ghiebert
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 21
Views: 24012

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Respect the up Hill climbs. I will find the actual figure based on this trip but it will be well north of the 1.5kwh penalty per 1000' more than a fellow Leaf owner quoted in their forum. My math and basic high school physics puts it around 5 Wh/m. For 1000', that would be almost dead on that 1.5 k...
by ghiebert
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 21
Views: 24012

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Can we assume you made it back safely, Chris? I'm curious about your experience, lessons learned, etc.

I'm particularly curious about the numbers, like how much allowance (kWh) one should make for elevation gain, how much to expect from regen for elevation loss.
by ghiebert
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC
Replies: 21
Views: 24012

Re: Road trip 650km Langley, BC to Revelstoke, BC

Very daring! I thought about doing a similar trip—not as far as Revelstoke, probably just Kelowna—but got scared by the scarcity of chargers within range beyond Hope. Another thought I had was to see if I could make a one-way 150 km trip tomorrow morning (July 1, natch), which for me would mean endi...
by ghiebert
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 Focus EV Does Not Start
Replies: 8
Views: 6302

Re: 2017 Focus EV Does Not Start

To turn off the car, come to a stop (your foot by default is is on the brake), place selector in park (P), take foot off brake, then press the On/Off button. Opening the door, will turn off the display/radio/etc. The manual doesn't mention having foot on brake during the shutdown sequence. I just r...
by ghiebert
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2016 FFE Suddenly became a brick [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 4060

Re: 2016 FFE Suddenly became a brick [Solved]

It would be nice if Ford had a key slot on the hatchback so we could use a key to get in the back as well. Fortunately, the hood is a still a manual cable pull :-) I was just thinking this morning that it would be nice if they had a cable-pull on the inside of the hatch. The trunk of one of my old ...
by ghiebert
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: What was your 'build' time?
Replies: 25
Views: 16977

Re: What was your 'build' time?

Jeff-FFE wrote:My FFE arrived yesterday. Just over 3 months. It was worth the wait though. I love the car!
Great news! I'll have to keep an eye open for it. (What colour?)

After four weeks with mine I'm still finding excuses to drive it all the time. It's got to wear off sometime, right?
by ghiebert
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: TCU Replacement?
Replies: 26
Views: 11943

Re: TCU Replacement?

I have no ideas on the dollar values, but how much mileage do you have on your car? Would the TCU and charging ring be covered under the 8-year 100000 mile/160000 km warranty?
by ghiebert
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 259664

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

She seem to think this is because she drove it with L selected versus D drive selection. Driving in L is not a problem at any time. It just doubles up the regen; it wouldn't have any impact at all on highway driving. (I would expect a dealer to tell you exactly the opposite. Because they only under...
by ghiebert
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: 2018 FFE
Replies: 7
Views: 5917

Re: 2018 FFE

Aside from the big announcement of the new colour (Outrageous Green) a couple of months ago, just this brochure.

It appears that the only change from 2017 is the colour selection.

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/for ... ectric.pdf

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