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Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 12-26-2012, 03:34 PM
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Posted By dwf1
My Ford Mobile Updates & Connectivity

So I went 9 days without connecting. I called tech 2x put on hold and never got a tech person. Finally emailed customer service and received a reply in 1 day. The gist is you have to do a master...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 10-28-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,377
Posted By dwf1
That is precisely why you preheat. It brings the...

That is precisely why you preheat. It brings the battery up to the ideal operating temp.

Heaters use a lot of energy. I am seeing 25-30 watts per mile. Preheating drops that down because you...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-29-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,374
Posted By dwf1
GKalkas - Good luck!!!! Tune in for some fun. ...

GKalkas - Good luck!!!! Tune in for some fun. The car is great. Big learning curve on some things so stay in touch.
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 09-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,999
Posted By dwf1
Wow... That's an opps.....

Wow... That's an opps.....
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 09-21-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,058
Posted By dwf1
"Even with some extra energy factored in, with...

"Even with some extra energy factored in, with the Level 2 completing all charging easily between heavily discounted 0100-0500 my cost per week to go to work and back may be as low as $3 compared to...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 09-15-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,483
Posted By dwf1
Boy, I could't agree more with MWA. Garage door...

Boy, I could't agree more with MWA. Garage door opener, rearview sensor and rain sensor wipers are pretty much standard on most autos today. FYI - my early release 2012 has the ambient light...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,913
Posted By dwf1
Very nice photos. My car has been so good so far....

Very nice photos. My car has been so good so far. i have heard of a few problems, but hope you have the same luck as i have had!

Keep driving past every gas station on the road:razz:
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,913
Posted By dwf1
Congrats on getting the car home. Hope you...

Congrats on getting the car home. Hope you enjoyed your ride:smile:

I did a similar scenerio. I bought the car in NY and drove it home to RI. 186 miles.

One of my discoveries is how easy the...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,913
Posted By dwf1
Good luck Jeff. Looking forward to your...

Good luck Jeff. Looking forward to your comments....
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 07-18-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,559
Posted By dwf1
Nice video - informative and fun. I actually...

Nice video - informative and fun. I actually love the battery display. It is very helpful at learning how to develop efficient driving habits.
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 07-18-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By dwf1
I read this article by Jay Cole on InsideEVs and...

I read this article by Jay Cole on InsideEVs and these were my comments there....

Very interesting statement and projections by Mr. Viera. I personally think it is spot on. I own the Ford Focus...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 07-18-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By dwf1
JeffAnd - Oddly enough freeway driving is very...

JeffAnd - Oddly enough freeway driving is very friendly. in my 2600 miles, my best battery usage has been on I-95. I drove from NJ to RI for my drive home from the dealer. 186 miles. I was very...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 07-10-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By dwf1
I like the idea of your thread, but all the...

I like the idea of your thread, but all the owners who have posted are driving Platinum White. I would like to see the other colors and owner reactions to their choice....
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-22-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,227
Posted By dwf1
Thank you for the update on your purchase. Good...

Thank you for the update on your purchase. Good luck with the car and I would love to hear about the Tesla.....
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,355
Posted By dwf1
Battery Replacement Cost

Another cool internet advantage goes to Ford!! I have discovered this site -

http://owner.ford.com

There are lots of usable links to directly deal with your auto. You become a member by...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-21-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By dwf1
Congrats! So you walked in the door and bought...

Congrats! So you walked in the door and bought one. How nice. I have read, Ford is filling the certified dealers with the car. Let us hope they sell lots of them....
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-17-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,227
Posted By dwf1
Scott, I don't blame you one bit. I would be so...

Scott, I don't blame you one bit. I would be so pissed.

Ford has independent owners and their service is varied. When I was planning my purchase I called 4 dealers. Three out of four were...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-11-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By dwf1
https://fordfocuselectric.com/forums/3-ford-focus-e...

https://fordfocuselectric.com/forums/3-ford-focus-electric-owners-forum/354-charger-options-april-2012-a.html

Check this out for a good discussion. Lots of choices....
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-10-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,334,483
Posted By dwf1
Cost Comparison

Bill, I certainly wish my state of RI would get out of the caves and come up with such a direct inducement to go EV.

I have long maintained the FFE is a perfect commuter car. For anyone...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-08-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,334,483
Posted By dwf1
"Abbreviation is WH, just like KWH without the K....

"Abbreviation is WH, just like KWH without the K. We shouldn't begin confusing the measuments this early. Watts and kiloWatts are instanteous measurment and Watt-hours and kiloWatt-hours are the...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 06-07-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,305
Posted By dwf1
Re: Battery Life

Oh Whit.... Range anxiety. Someday that might be classified as a medical condition.

I understand completely. My wife and I are dealing with the same feelings. This car drives like any nomal...
Forum: Ford Focus Electric Owners Forum 06-07-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,334,483
Posted By dwf1
Cost of Operation Elec vs Gas

I now have a few miles in - 489 and myfordmobile.com keeps interesting records. It records all of my driving and all of the time I am charging. (If you think Big Brother isn't listening and...
Forum: Other/Competitor Forum 06-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,409
Posted By dwf1
Re: Random Bits and Thoughts

I thought this to be a Random bits and Thoughts. I found this is a comment section of one of the EV blogs. I could agree more with the statement presented here.



We are not all equal in...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 06-04-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,305
Posted By dwf1
Re: Battery Life

So we keep a copy of Tom Volek's story when we have a reduced capacity battery and tell them to pony up on a new $15,000 replacement. Think that will work??? LOL
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 06-03-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,305
Posted By dwf1
Battery Life

Below is my hand typed copy of the warranty in my FFE's handbook. This answers the question, posed by some, about the warranty of the battery and the guarantee of a minimum capacity being maintained...
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