I noticed the posted list of dealers, and also downloaded the PDF from Ford's website. Sunnyvale Ford and others are listed as certified dealers, but none of them know when they are going to receive a car! Last I heard, yesterday, was "rumor is August/September."marta wrote: Did you notice this list of focus electric dealers in another thread on this forum?
Your name Voltcrazy - is that crazy about the Chevy Volt, or crazy about volts as in the stuff that powers any electric vehicle?
I strongly considered the LEAF. However, I do need 6.6 kw/hr charging, which is not coming until the FY'13 model. And like you, I do not like the styling. To me, the FFE is a *much* better looking car, and the only feature missing is a Chademo port. It also has more gadgets and goodies, which I like, and more power than the LEAF.igh wrote:I am in the Bay area too looking to buy a FFE and incidentally I also own a Volt and this my next logical progression. I was wondering why you did not consider the LEAF?
A Chademo is a separate 480V DC fast charging port that can charge 6-7 times faster than the 6.6 KW level 2 charger that FFE has. The Chademo is a standard in Japan but US and German auto makers do not like it and adopted a different standard recently which is compatible to the Level 2 AC charging port. Only the Leaf and the I-Miev has the Chademo port currently. I think it will disappear in future as it requires auto makers to make two separate charging ports thus increasing costs.GreenRPMs wrote:Hi Voltcrazy,
What is a "Chademo port"? I have never heard of this ford focus electric accessory. Also have you checked out the CODA? Seems like a reasonable competitor to the focus electric.