I was an happy co-owner of a C-Max 2014 for almost 3 years. I knew that I would appreciate the FFE 2017. Finally after only 1 month, I am more satisfied than I would thought.
I am living in Eastern Townships (Quebec, Canada) for more than 6 years and I work in Montreal. I was using our second car, a Nissan Versa Note 2014 to drive at the bus parking. My daily commute is 130 km (81 miles). My gas consumption was about 300$ per month.
I have hesitated for a long time between the Leaf 2017 and the FFE 2017 because I was owner of a Nissan car since 2009. I had always hated the Nissan Connect System. It is still not compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. With the DC Fast Charging on the FFE 2017, a better battery (33.5 kWh for the Focus vs 30 kWh for the Leaf), the compatibility of Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a lower price of 5000$, my choice was easy to do.
One of my principal concern was how Canadian winter would affect the battery range. I got my FFE 2017 on March 17th, few days later the temperature was between -10 C/-15 C (14 F/ 5 F) and I had the opportunity to drive 145 km (90 miles) between Brossard and Melbourne. The drive was 90% on the highway, cabin was preheated, minimum heating of 21 C (70 F) for about 50% of the trip. I finally got to the fast charging station safe with only 2 km (1 1/4 mile) available.
The speed of fast charging is very interesting. I got the maximum of the charging station (average of 40-45 kWh) for the firsts 80%. The charging speed reduces at 50% between 80% and 90%. After 90%, the charging speed is almost similar of a L2 charging station. It took me 45 minutes to charge my FFE from 1% to 90%.
I will keep you posted when I have better results this spring.