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Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 11-04-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,827
Posted By Segsby
Re: Ford Focus EV Starting Price $39,990

Awesome. The New Ford Focus is perfectly priced for FAILURE:

1. The car weighs several hundred pounds more than a Nissan Leaf, with a smaller battery pack; i.e., less usable range than products...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-17-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,865
Posted By Segsby
Re: Ford (don't ask don't touch) Focus EV

Not sensing the PR-Campaign that has to happen for Ford's first EV; if it's really coming out this year-- in any quantity. :cry:
Forum: Other/Competitor Forum 09-17-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,345
Posted By Segsby
Re: WSJ - EV Battery Range Sucks and They Are Expensive

EVs are quite sensitive to weight. And having a car that wasn't really designed as a weight-reduced platform to base a conversion from (ie, the Focus), usually does not work out in favor of the...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-15-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,447
Posted By Segsby
Re: Power of Choice Vehicle and Technology Tour

Car needs to be much lighter and have a solar panel on that long roof line...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-15-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,008
Posted By Segsby
Re: Ford Manager Dissing BEVs?

Why? You have to make long term, committed investments in technology and infrastructure. Only Nissan appears to be doing this for the EV, at present:...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-15-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Segsby
Re: Ford Needs to Back the US SAE LEVEL 3 STANDARD

Claiming to know someone at Ford, vs looking at the US L3 Plug via the link and understanding that it's TOO BIG to fit in the current port location-- is entirely a different matter...
Forum: Other/Competitor Forum 09-13-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By Segsby
Re: Have You Shared a Charger.... Lately?

Courtesy and technology will clearly have to come together for this to work:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1065825_leaf-drivers-publicly-shame-selfish-charging-station-user
Forum: Other/Competitor Forum 09-13-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By Segsby
Re: The Japanese Continue to Ramrod Their Quick Charge

The US has had their L3 standard in committee for years. :P

Ford could help sway the direction of this EV development if they adopted L3 in the Focus.
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-13-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Segsby
Re: Ford Needs to Back the US SAE LEVEL 3 STANDARD

As for crumple zones... The Ford isn't a rigid composite vehicle, so it's entirely a crumple zone. How much reinforcement do you think there really is between the wheel well (which is a big hole)...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-13-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Segsby
Re: Ford Needs to Back the US SAE LEVEL 3 STANDARD

You'll be pulling forward into parking spaces and using the charging stations located at the front of the vehicle. So it makes sense to locate the port for the vehicle, somewhere easily accessible...
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-13-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,645
Posted By Segsby
Ford Delays Full Rollout of Electric Focus

Ford delays full rollout of electric Focus, from Automotive News:

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110808/OEM05/110809843/1429
Forum: Main Ford Focus Forum 09-13-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By Segsby
Ford Needs to Back the US SAE LEVEL 3 STANDARD

With this EV being a very heavy conversion vehicle with a small battery pack, and thus; more limited range than a Leaf-- you'll want access to Level 3 Fast Charging Stations.

Ford needs to get...
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