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mwalsh
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:17 am

BTW, I forgot to tell you guys....I had a Euro Focus rental while I was in Europe (they've had this body for a couple of years now). It was a pretty good ride, even if the 1.6L engine left it a bit underpowered by US standards (GREAT for fuel economy though). Bit of a moot point here too, since our focus (no pun intended) is the EV version.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:33 am

If I had to be honest, this kind of attitude from Ford completely sickens me, and they need to "grow a set"! They've had this product on the simmer for at least a couple of years now. Heck it's been 12 months since Leno got one for his TV show, so they're quite capable of building and delivering them. :x

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2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
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Altima illuminated door switches

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redLEAF
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:44 am

Looks like Ford has announced a tenatative roll put of their Ford Focus EV (and it even includes Chicago!)


http://www.freep.com/article/20101115/B ... s-Electric
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:30 pm

I rented a ICE Focus for a week on vacation 18 months ago - was a pretty good compact car, but I'm going to be REALLY disappointed if the Leaf is not nicer, from a ride/comfort/feature standpoint. Doesn't look like the "forgotten 36 states" prospective owners will get a shot at a test drive (or even a five minute seat time in a stationary) until a year from now.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:32 pm

Apparently only coming late 2011, so we (in CA) should get a chance at the $5000 rebates first.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:27 pm

Ford's position looks pretty good to me, because they will manage to have some electric cars on the road next year without having invested the billions Nissan spent. I wonder about pricing, people will compare with the regular ICE Focus. Has anyone compared the price of a Leaf against the price of a Sentra?

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:02 pm

Apparently there's a new forum now for the Ford Focus EV, started by our very own wxxyz ;)
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mwalsh
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:47 am

johnr wrote:Apparently there's a new forum now for the Ford Focus EV, started by our very own wxxyz ;)
I wish him luck with that....since the public will never see one. LOL! :lol:

No, seriously, I still don't believe Ford will produce them - they didn't even have one displayed at the LA Show, yet made room for at least a half-dozen ICE Focii on the stand! The only BEV Ford had in LA was a single Transit Connect, and they didn't even make that available for the Green Cars Ride 'n' Drive.
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2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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wxxyz
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:06 pm

oh way to go - that site wasn't ready for the public to see yet :)

johnr - how'd you find it?

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:15 pm

wxxyz wrote:oh way to go - that site wasn't ready for the public to see yet :)

johnr - how'd you find it?
You put it on the Internet and it won't stay hidden for long, LOL 8-)

Found it here. Shows what other domains share the same IP. http://www.dedicatedornot.com/sites/mynissanleaf.com
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