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by Charged Up
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Will You Get Your Focus Electric Home?
Replies: 3
Views: 4599

Re: How Will You Get Your Focus Electric Home?

dwf123 wrote:Marc,
Beautiful car and nice looking dealership, the only thing I can't quite understand is how you were able to win over such a beautiful bride :D

Good luck with the car - Wood
What can I tell you Wood, candy is dandy, but liquor...
by Charged Up
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Getting Acquainted with the Focus Electric
Replies: 1
Views: 2355

Getting Acquainted with the Focus Electric

http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/stop-safely-now-550x310.jpg Having put over 31k behind the wheel of a Volt since January 2011, I am inclined to compare the Ford Focus Electric to the Volt. But in fairness it should be said that the Volt and the FFE are not really competitors. The Fo...
by Charged Up
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Will You Get Your Focus Electric Home?
Replies: 3
Views: 4599

How Will You Get Your Focus Electric Home?

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6smOylZSIZI/UEnsYtwtjyI/AAAAAAAAAMU/AzW6GxIr8BM/s800/DSC01263.JPG On August 23 my wife and I took delivery of a Ford Focus Electric (FFE) from Richmond Ford in Virginia. I reserved the Focus Electric in March, and was told to expect a delivery date of late Septemb...
by Charged Up
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Focus Electric won't start
Replies: 16
Views: 16324

Re: Focus Electric won't start

On the MyFordMobile.com site and here I have seen about 4-5 mentions of Stop Safely Now issues. In at least two cases, Ford has flown 2 engineers from Dearborn to review the issue. In the most recent solved case, a connector pin was not fully inserted into the connector housing. Exact quote: "It tu...
by Charged Up
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Yahoo! Reality series with Ford Focus Electric prize
Replies: 5
Views: 4220

Re: Yahoo! Reality series with Ford Focus Electric prize

The Focus Electric image that Yahoo is using for promotion of the series has this painted along the bottom of the doors: "America's most fuel-efficient five seat vehicle". I think that is a little mis-leading, since the Ford Focus Electric doesn't even use fuel. And is the Focus Electric rated as m...
by Charged Up
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Focus Electric won't start
Replies: 16
Views: 16324

Re: Focus Electric won't start

OK, got the "Stop Safely Now" message again on start up this morning. Cleared after two power cycles. Did NOT plug in the car last night because it had plenty of range on it for my needs. Which kind of shoots down the EVSE/Car bad interaction theory I was working on. I have put in a second call to R...
by Charged Up
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: VIN
Replies: 14
Views: 9031

Re: Charged, is your car in Maryland now?

Jason said my car was produced and waiting shipment, possibly arriving 20th August. He said "the one that was ordered before yours" is in Maryland now. Is that yours? You could have it by Wednesday! Right you are. Jason called today. But don't think I can get up there till Friday. I was out of stat...
by Charged Up
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Focus Electric won't start
Replies: 16
Views: 16324

Another "Stop Safely Now"

So I finally convinced the wife to use the FFE for her morning commute today. I just knew she was going to like it. I was standing right there when she got in the car because I was going to show her how to reset the trip log, so that I could keep track of mileage and watts consumed. She gets in the ...
by Charged Up
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Incredible Charge Times?
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Re: Incredible Charge Times?

Thanks for sharing that, and truncating times and energy used was one thought, or rounding errors. But 18 kWh in 2:01? Just dividing 18 by 6.6 = 2.71. And that's best case scenario, as you point out the charger probably isn't putting out anywhere near 6.6 kW at the end of the cycle. Really you would...
by Charged Up
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Incredible Charge Times?
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Incredible Charge Times?

MFM does not show how much energy you put back into the battery during the charge, but if you look at how much energy you used since the last charge you can infer how much energy went back into the battery. I had one instance where I had used 18kWh and another 17 kWh and the car recharged to 100% in...

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