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by dreamer
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New EcoBoost Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 5875

New EcoBoost Engine

Anyone else here about Ford's new ecoboost engine? It's a 1 liter 3-cylinder little thing, and they're mating it to an 8 speed transmission!
the 1.0L three-cylinder will feature turbocharging, direct-injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing.
by dreamer
Thu May 26, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Interesting -not about the Focus Electric, Green stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 3426

Re: Interesting -not about the Focus Electric, Green stuff

I love that quote - it doesn't make sense that the utility companies are running the incentive programs, as they're the ones that make the money. But who would run the incentives? That's why the goverment feels they need to mandate new legislation that forces companies to make products more energy e...
by dreamer
Fri May 20, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Ford Website
Replies: 5
Views: 5190

Re: Ford Website

Haha! Awesome! Decoder ring :lol:

That Ford website says the advanced lithium ion batteries will power the Ford Focus Electric vehicle for a targeted 100 miles - that's the most official stat I've seen anywhere of a range indication for the 2012 Ford Focus Electric.
by dreamer
Thu May 19, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Ford: Expect Electric Cars To Account For 10%-25% Of Sales B
Replies: 8
Views: 5953

Re: Ford: Expect Electric Cars To Account For 10%-25% Of Sal

Is the quote, of the Ford Focus Electric only being available next year, in that video you posted? I didn't see it...
by dreamer
Sun May 08, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Focus EV Release Cities
Replies: 11
Views: 28858

Re: Focus EV Release Cities

I agree - I don't think cold weather driving in an electric vehicle is anything to brag about. However, I keep thinking that Ford is holding off on releasing any details on the Ford Focus Electric because they have come across such great technology they don't want anyone to know about it, and then a...
by dreamer
Thu May 05, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Ford Website
Replies: 5
Views: 5190

Re: Ford Website

at is a BME?
Battery motorized electric?
Big massive ecofriendly?
by dreamer
Thu May 05, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Battery Technology
Replies: 10
Views: 7945

Re: Battery Technology

Forgot to post this from the Ford website too:
As more and more resources are being devoted to making batteries better, electricity is becoming a much more viable source of power for transportation. And that points to a future where we can be less dependent on fossil fuels.
by dreamer
Thu May 05, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging Forum
Topic: Battery Technology
Replies: 10
Views: 7945

Battery Technology

Ford's website says battery technology is improving everyday. While that may be true, I think that's a little bit over the top. The real question is how fast are those new technologies going to be available in the Ford Focus Electric? Perhaps that's why Ford is avoiding any specific details about th...
by dreamer
Thu May 05, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Ford Website
Replies: 5
Views: 5190

Ford Website

Has anybody else seen this website? http://www.ford.com/technology/electric/howevswork/?tab=BatteryEV It's just 'general' information about how an electric vehicle, but I'm guessing that since the only electric vehicle Ford is talking about is the Focus that it must be data related to the Focus Elec...
by dreamer
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: News and Main Ford Focus Electric Forum
Topic: Snow, cold weather no problem for the Ford Focus Electric
Replies: 10
Views: 12551

Re: Snow, cold weather no problem for the Ford Focus Electri

You're right, it wouldn't make sense for the Focus Electric to pull power from the batteries all day long in order to keep the battery pack warm to extend the range, as I would imagine that amount of energy would be more than you'd lose from a cold batter pack? Perhaps there will be a pre-warm featu...

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