Re: What do you want to know about the Focus Electric?
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:02 pm
Good questions, Whit, I was hoping YOU could tell US
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This is a guess as I did not find it in the Owners Manual. Some cars have a threaded hole in the bumper to insert a "Tow Hook" that would be used to winch car onto a flatbed tow. If so, cover will have a slot to pry off/open, but may be hard on the paint. You could check to see if there is a threaded eyelet in the glovebox or with the Temporary Mobility Kit.whitgallman wrote:What is behind the little plug in the bumper to the left of the grill?
You get the yellow battery with 15 miles left (10 miles if you are in "My Key" mode?)whitgallman wrote:What happens as you drive the car past the charge showing on the dash to the point of it stoping in the road?
I've seen the yellow 'low charge' light.
Is there a red one that come on next? Does it shout at me?
Does it go into a slow mode (enough power to get off the road)?
Is the car permanently damaged by driving it until it quits?
Can you estimate how far this is from the first yellow warning? (how much fuel in the tank past 'E')?
I'm not an expert, but have picked up some tips and tricks from my experiences with my plug-in:mrpalerider wrote:Following up on that battery question; does the battery 'like' being drained as much as possible or near fully charged as much as possible? If I keep my iPhone fully charged all the time then when I work it I only get an hour or so out of it on battery, however, if I drain it to dead and fully recharge it I get about 50% more life. Any comparisons with this battery?
Whitgallman, congrats again. I'm still counting on early Fall for Chicagowhitgallman wrote:George, "try not to go below 20% charge"
Sounds like the batteries still have 20% of their charge left when you first get the yellow light. Supposedly you have 15 miles left beyond the 76, about 20%.