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by fordfocuselectric
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Hatchbacks are making a comeback
Replies: 3
Views: 3019

Re: Hatchbacks are making a comeback

I totally agree that although Ford is continuously releasing press statements and information on their upcoming Ford Focus Electric and other electric vehicles, Ford ahs yet to release any real information besides what one could've seen in the pictures of the Focus Electric.
by fordfocuselectric
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Live Chat with Ford Electric Vehicles Engineer
Replies: 1
Views: 2031

Live Chat with Ford Electric Vehicles Engineer

Ford is hosting a live chat sessions with 2 of their engineers: Chuck Gray, who is the Ford Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Cheif Engineer, and Bob Taenaka who is the Ford Battery Technical Lead. The chat is happening on Thursday, July 21 2011 at 1:00p.m. EST The topic of conversation for the Ford chat...
by fordfocuselectric
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Denmark goes for Electric Vehicle battery switching
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

Denmark goes for Electric Vehicle battery switching

Many people have said that the battery switching model of electric vehicles is a lost cause. The swapping stations would need to house too many different types of batteries, too many of each type, and it just doensn't make sense for an Electric Vehicle owner to have some used and possibly abused bat...
by fordfocuselectric
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Charging stations could affect Ford Focus Electric sales
Replies: 0
Views: 2491

Charging stations could affect Ford Focus Electric sales

You've all heard of Better Place - the company out of Israel convinced that charging stations that swap batteries in and out of an electric vehicle are the key to the electric car industry. If you've been on any electric vehicle site, you'll have seen the discussions about why that does or doesn't w...
by fordfocuselectric
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Still waiting for the Ford Focus Electric Safety Ratings
Replies: 0
Views: 2736

Still waiting for the Ford Focus Electric Safety Ratings

Ford has yet to provide the 2012 Ford Focus Electric vehicle to the federal government and insurance agencies for crash tests. If we could compare the Ford Focus gasoline and the Ford Focus Electric, then we could tell you the Focus Electric has a 5 star frontal crash rating and a 3 start side crash...
by fordfocuselectric
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: 2012 Ford Focus Electric Test Drives
Replies: 1
Views: 2318

2012 Ford Focus Electric Test Drives

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric will be available sometime late this year - so no one yet has test driven one. Unless of course you count the early prototype that Jay Leno had celebrities drive on his show, but that was an older Ford Focus retrofitted with electronic drivetrain. The 2012 Ford Focus is ...
by fordfocuselectric
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Electric Cars & Plugin Hybrids
Topic: Nissan Leaf electric vehicle in legendary Pikes Peak Race
Replies: 2
Views: 3513

Nissan Leaf electric vehicle in legendary Pikes Peak Race

The Pikes Peak race is famous around the world for testing the limits of vehicles and their drivers. THe race start at over 9000 feet above sea level and ends at 14000 feet above sea level. At levels that high, the amount of oxygen in the air is a lot less. That's precisely why the Nissan Leaf elect...
by fordfocuselectric
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: MyFord Problems could affect the Ford Focus Electric
Replies: 2
Views: 3314

MyFord Problems could affect the Ford Focus Electric

As car companies step farther into the future, more and more technology is integrated right into the vehicle. What started as a box on wheels used purely for transportation has turned into a personal computer responsible for navigation, entertainment and getting it's cargo to the destination. Ford h...
by fordfocuselectric
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Ford looks to focus on reducing water usage
Replies: 1
Views: 2233

Ford looks to focus on reducing water usage

Ford recently released it's annual sustainability report, and in it mentioned that Ford is taking an aggressive stance when it comes to water conservation and managing how it uses fresh water. John Viera, Ford’s global director for sustainability and vehicle environment matters, says “We have really...
by fordfocuselectric
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Ford is all in with Electric Vehicles
Replies: 1
Views: 2545

Ford is all in with Electric Vehicles

Jim Farley, Ford's vice president of Global Marketing, says "Customers have really changed in the last 120 days". With high gas prices and a slow economy, people are becoming more concerned about saving money, and fuel economy plays a big part in that. Ford plans to triple electric vehicle productio...

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