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 Post subject: New owner of 2017 FFE
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Hi! Just received this week my 2017 FFE after 3 months of waiting for the factory order. This is my first EV. Very thrilled and very pleased with the car so far. I understand that the 2017 MY is rare and some good improvements were made. I'll be happy to answer any questions other members might have.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:00 pm 
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Congrats!
I'd love to know the results of a run-down test if you're willing to perform one and share with the community.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:10 pm 
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Jamez wrote:
Congrats!
I'd love to know the results of a run-down test if you're willing to perform one and share with the community.

Hey Jamez - first EV, you'll have to include a link or procedure for them to even begin to understand what a run down test is.

What Jamez is trying to understand - how much real live usable battery power did Ford pack into the car? The previous FFE didn't have the full battery available - Ford kept a pretty big reserve to protect the battery. He wants to understand if Ford did the same thing with the new car.

I'm maybe a bit more curious about the trunk area. Is the battery block the same size? Did they pack in anything different besides the pump and 110V charging cable?

And have you tried CCS (high powered charging) yet? How fast does it charge - miles per hour of charging?

And how much range are you getting (generally where do you live)? First few days will be all over the map.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:25 pm 
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EVA wrote:
Jamez wrote:
Congrats!
I'd love to know the results of a run-down test if you're willing to perform one and share with the community.

Hey Jamez - first EV, you'll have to include a link or procedure for them to even begin to understand what a run down test is.

What Jamez is trying to understand - how much real live usable battery power did Ford pack into the car? The previous FFE didn't have the full battery available - Ford kept a pretty big reserve to protect the battery. He wants to understand if Ford did the same thing with the new car.

I'm maybe a bit more curious about the trunk area. Is the battery block the same size? Did they pack in anything different besides the pump and 110V charging cable?

And have you tried CCS (high powered charging) yet? How fast does it charge - miles per hour of charging?

And how much range are you getting (generally where do you live)? First few days will be all over the map.


A bit early to answer most of these questions. I've done about 30 km with the car so far. The range estimate on the dashboard was originally 160 km, but as I drive it it's improving, getting up to 180 km estimate at the moment. I guess they horsed around with the car at the factory and that threw off the guess-o-meter.

The trunk is exactly the same as a 2016. Including the silly organizer.

CCS will happen in a month or so.

My understanding of a run down test is to fully deplete the battery (not sure what else is involved). I'm not comfortable with doing that at the moment since I'm only charging with the L1 convenience cord. As I've found out so far, it takes forever and a half to charge this thing.

I was hoping for more actual KW live information as I drive (e.g. Instant consumption). All I'm seeing is visual bars giving an approximate value, and some averages. The my Ford mobile application is more helpful in that regard, but only for past trips.

I drove 70 km tonight and my battery was at 63% at the final destination. Used just a little heating; climate control was off for most of the trip. MFM says I've used 10.3 kWh since my last full charge. Now I am facing a 11h (!!!) recharge time.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:23 pm 
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Jamez wrote:
Now I am facing a 11h (!!!) recharge time.


I live in an apartment and have zero access to any plug 110 or 220. I have a rather short commute to work and luckily I only have to find a public charging station once or twice a week.
I have sort of turned it into personally hobby/down time I guess you could say.
I have a quadcopter that I mess around with while charging, which has really helped hone my skills on that thing. haha


Might benefit you to see if there is an available 110 outlet at work or public stations nearby.

Enjoy the car!


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Focused_Rob wrote:
Might benefit you to see if there is an available 110 outlet at work or public stations nearby.

Enjoy the car!


No luck for a plug at work, I checked before even buying the car. I also have a short commute and napkin math says I should easily be able to recharge my daily commute in, at most, 8 hours of L1. But for that occasional longer trip, I'm thinking hard about getting a L2 charger installed at home. A 12 hour recharge (or 30 hours from empty, according to the new 2017 specs!) is not very practical. I don't feel very good about occasionally checking MFM and seeing that the charge level has increased by 2%...

Using public chargers sounds like a good idea, in a pinch I might look for that. But again 3-5 hours in a parking lot is not very practical.

Oh and yes, I am enjoying the car very much! Apart from slow charging...


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viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3579

It's best to re-size your pictures.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 am 
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Pearl wrote:
http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3579

It's best to re-size your pictures.


Done. Thanks for the heads up.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 am 
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BTW, love that color.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:00 pm 
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If you are going to charge somewhere and don't like the area - just take an Uber to someplace else while the car charges. You don't really have to sit in your car or just be walking distance to something good.

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