whitgallman
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Electric Focus Owners manual!

Wed May 02, 2012 3:42 pm

I put my VIN in the Ford web site and got an owners manual.
How can I upload it here?

admin
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Wed May 02, 2012 3:47 pm

i'll send you a private message to see if we can get it uploaded on the Ford Focus Electric Forum.

admin
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Thu May 03, 2012 5:52 am

Thanks a bunch Whit!

Click here to download the Ford Focus Electric Owner's Manual

Jay
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Wed May 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Nice! Thanks a lot. I hope this tides me over until I can pick up my Ford Focus Electric. I love reading about everything the car has to offer us Ford Focus lovers.

mrpalerider
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Thu May 24, 2012 3:24 pm

I wonder if you'll be able to find a Haynes Manual for this car in 6 months???

EcoDad
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:25 am

The Ford focus electric manual actually has some pretty interesting info. I like this par especially:

"Driving to optimize range between charges
Your range should improve throughout your electric vehicle’s break-in
period. Range, like fuel economy in a standard vehicle, can be
significantly impacted by your driving habits and accessory usage. For
best results, keep in mind these tips:

Tire Inflation: Keep tires properly inflated and only use recommended
size.

Drive Habits: Aggressive driving increases the amount of energy
required to move your vehicle. In general, better range is achieved with
mild to moderate acceleration and deceleration. Also, this vehicle has the
longest range when driving at slower speeds. When practical, driving on
surface streets instead of high speed highways will increase range. Mild
to moderate braking is particularly important since it allows you to
maximize the energy captured by the regenerative braking system.

Additional Tips:
• Do not carry extra loads
• Be mindful of adding external accessories that may increase
aerodynamic drag
• Observe posted speed limits
• Perform all scheduled maintenance
• Pre-conditioning the vehicle cabin while it is on plug will reduce the
energy expenditure on climate control and improve range. Refer to High
voltage battery in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter."

Whit - what would your best tips be on improving your focus ev driving habits and range?

whitgallman
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:18 pm

I've been doing most all of the things they recommend. Nice to know we can expect some improvement as it 'breaks it'. I usually find the charge is 84 miles each morning. "My FordMobile.com" rating is 4/5ths Zen.

Rwbill
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:25 pm

Whit:

"Additional Tips:
• Do not carry extra loads"
Keep your wife at home!

mountaineer
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Re: Electric Focus Owners manual!

Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:45 pm

I just found the 2013 FFE owner's manual at http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/c ... evom1e.pdf

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