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Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-22-2013, 12:25 PM
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Posted By JeffAnd
I would not change out the aluminum rims. If you...

I would not change out the aluminum rims. If you put Austin Martin rims may have a different lug nut spacing. The tires and rims that have been selected for the car can handle the added weight of the...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 03-25-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,158
Posted By JeffAnd
The different networks for charging stations are...

The different networks for charging stations are Blink and Charge Point. They both have their own apps for finding charging stations.
I would recommend using Plug Share. Because it list non network...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 03-13-2013, 08:45 PM
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Views: 3,137
Posted By JeffAnd
Speed is the key to getting the most out of a...

Speed is the key to getting the most out of a single charge. It turns out the slower you go the farther you go. I found out that speeds above 45 MPH do eat up the battery pack more quickly. Yes...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 03-13-2013, 12:06 AM
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Views: 1,419
Posted By JeffAnd
If your car has the push button start. The key...

If your car has the push button start. The key fob has a transmitter in it. This way the car can tell if key is by the door, or inside the car. Could be the battery in the key fob may be going, and...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 03-05-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,790
Posted By JeffAnd
The major reason for the poor range is because...

The major reason for the poor range is because the defrosters draw over 5 Kwh. This is major drain on the battery. Plus cold weather can reduce battery capacity by 10 to 15%. It sounds like you are...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Classifieds 02-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,722
Posted By JeffAnd
Yes

Your tax liability is ruduced by the with holdings found in box 2 of your W-2.
Example:
If for example your tax on line 44 is $8000, with holdings are $9000, and you take the full $7500 tax credit....
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 01-26-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,029
Posted By JeffAnd
Here is the link to the corresponding article...

Here is the link to the corresponding article that goes with the video.

Edmunds (http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/electric-car-comparison-test.html)
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 01-26-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,029
Posted By JeffAnd
Thumbs up Testing Electric Vehicles in the Real World

Edmunds does comparison testing of electric vehicles. In the range testing part the Focus Electric did quite well. At the end of the video is a chart showing the results of the range testing. So be...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 01-17-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,329
Posted By JeffAnd
Tax credits on charging stations

Did you install a charging station in 2012? Well if you did you may be entitled to a tax credit. To get the credit you will need to fill out form 8911 when you file your IRS 1040.
I got this...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 01-14-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,058
Posted By JeffAnd
The Kill-A-Watt meter is available from a number...

The Kill-A-Watt meter is available from a number of venders. They are relatively inexpensive, and come in handy for checking power usage.

...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 01-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,445
Posted By JeffAnd
Why you should not use extension cord when recharging?

You should not use extension cord when recharging.
In the owner’s manual it warns against using extension cord when using 120 volt charging cord.
Here are some the reason why not to use an...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 01-09-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,167
Posted By JeffAnd
The 240 volt J1772 chargers come in mostly two...

The 240 volt J1772 chargers come in mostly two current output ratings.
16 amp, or 30 amp versions are the most common. A few are rated at 32 amps, but Focus has a max charge current of 30 amps.
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 01-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,033
Posted By JeffAnd
Leaving the climate control off will improve the...

Leaving the climate control off will improve the range. Since you have climate control off, the next step would be to try and use a 220 volt charging station. This could be a public charging, or one...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 12-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,033
Posted By JeffAnd
The faster you drive the less the range the car...

The faster you drive the less the range the car will have. This is especially true of speeds above 55 mph. Inefficient driving habits can significantly reduce range. Also cold temperatures will...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 12-26-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,969
Posted By JeffAnd
Before you lease or buy a vehicle. You should...

Before you lease or buy a vehicle. You should check out the cost of installing the charging station, and the cost of insurance. This is still a $40,000 vehicle.
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 12-26-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,825
Posted By JeffAnd
A recommended improvement

Here is a recommended improvement for the Ford Focus Electric.
Since the cold winter weather now require the use of the defrosters. When the defrosters are left on they do significantly reduce the...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 12-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,657
Posted By JeffAnd
Hey I had the same thing happen to me. On the 9th...

Hey I had the same thing happen to me. On the 9th of December My Ford Mobile quit updating. This is also when I noticed the clock had the wrong time, and it needed to be reset. On the 24th I did the...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Classifieds 12-08-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,722
Posted By JeffAnd
Things to consider before buying used.

Things to consider before you buy a used Ford Focus Electric.

Since a few used FFE are now for sale, here are a couple of things to consider.

I would highly recomend only buying from a Ford...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 12-07-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,307
Posted By JeffAnd
Here are some more new charging station. ...

Here are some more new charging station.



Manufacture Schneider Electric
EVlink EV230WS
Note: This is a second generation charging station.
7.2 KW 240VAC 30 A
Power connection Direct...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 12-06-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,158
Posted By JeffAnd
When trying to figure out if an electric car was...

When trying to figure out if an electric car was right for me, I had get over the range anxiety issue. One thing I did notice was that my daily driving 95% of the time was less than 50 miles a day....
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 12-01-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,616
Posted By JeffAnd
Yes, after the vehicle is charged the range...

Yes, after the vehicle is charged the range estimate is based on the previous energy used and distace driven. Once I drove the car 100 miles on a single charge. The range estimate showed 115 miles of...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 12-01-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,169
Posted By JeffAnd
GE to purchase 2,000 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids

GE is going to purchase 2,000 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids for the GE fleet.

http://www.ebmag.com/Industry-News/ge-and-ford-collaborate-on-alternative-fuel-vehicles.html

...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 11-22-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By JeffAnd
The time it takes is the range of 2 to 3 weeks...

The time it takes is the range of 2 to 3 weeks once Best Buy does the site visit.
Here is a detailed list of sequence.

1) You contact Best Buy geek squad to schedule a site assessment.
2) ...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 11-22-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 88,383
Posted By JeffAnd
I have experienced with my vehicle when I first...

I have experienced with my vehicle when I first turn on the car, the radio will not display the station name, and song names. Other times the power on off button on the radio will not work, but the...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 11-22-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,218
Posted By JeffAnd
For the retailer half the battle is getting the...

For the retailer half the battle is getting the customer to the store. The other half is to get the customer to buy. A charging station is just one more tool a retailer can use to help improve sales....
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