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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:33 pm

evnow wrote:Anyway, compromised trunk space is one of the side effects of a conversion. Benefits of conversion are faster time to market (unlike Volt & Leaf, Ford hasn't worked on Focus EV for 5 years).
Yeah, looks like a quick job for Ford. Just slap electric components with batteries and call it a breakthrough... All other car makers should do this...
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:28 pm

Good to see this car coming out. Maybe the Ford salesmen will be a little more forthcoming with cost details than I'm getting from the guys at the local Nissan dealership. I went in to ask in person and they sent me home to check online.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:31 pm

retrodog wrote:Good to see this car coming out. Maybe the Ford salesmen will be a little more forthcoming with cost details than I'm getting from the guys at the local Nissan dealership. I went in to ask in person and they sent me home to check online.
Check the "Prices" sticky. It can't get more transparent than that.

It will be interesting to see how Ford manages ordering process. Do they go Nissan route or GM ?
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:57 am

In going through this thread, one thing to keep in mind is that its rollout is far enough away that other mfg's may be ready as well which would be great so we may have more choices but one real positive for me personally is that Chicago is finally a target for ANY EV rollout --- not sure exactly when the LEAF will be sold here but this Focus EV could easily beat it. I do like the front end, it's actually just a plastic 'insert' not a true 'grill' (most of the black space is actually just black plastic) but it makes it look more European for sure. The trunk space issue may be an issue but what about the MINI EV; didn't that lose most of its space to the batteries (including its back seat!) and people who leased it mostly lived with it and loved it.

Ideally, the EV we choose evetually may either replace an '06 Mazda3 GT hatch or an '08 smart fortwo coupe -- this Ford's EV's trunk space is much more on par with the smart than the Mazda3; the LEAF probably something in-between. I have had experience with two Ford products in past years; a '74 Comet GT (my first new car, during the bad first years of emissions; just a terrible car!) and then much later a '93 Taurus SHO which was simply a great car; I've also seen and drove a recent Ford Fusion Hybrid and came away impressed so they've done well enough for serious consideration for me.

I also like the Ford approach to the charger being portable as we've already had an electrician install a 240V plug for our electric dryer (years ago when we bought our house, it only had a gas dryer hookup) and we upgraded our electric service panel at the same time so know what to expect.

I'll take a wait and see to both as neither is currently available for sale out here -- accoring to the 2011 Chicago Auto Show site Nissan should bring the LEAF (Nissan skipped the Detroit show) so perhaps the Focus EV will be there as well
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:04 am

+1....... :D
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:28 am

Everyone seems excited about the faster charging of the Focus but where is the quick charge port?
No quick charge for Volt either. Anything else coming out with the quick charge port?
Looks like Leaf and maybe Tesla will be the only ones at the quick charge stations.

I have this gut feeling quick charging might be on its way out before it is even implemented.
This might be a topic for a new thread.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:32 am

smkettner wrote:Everyone seems excited about the faster charging of the Focus but where is the quick charge port?
No quick charge for Volt either. Anything else coming out with the quick charge port?
Looks like Leaf and maybe Tesla will be the only ones at the quick charge stations.
And Mitsubishi. I expect it on any Toyota / Honda cars as well.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:03 am

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:13 am

smkettner wrote:Everyone seems excited about the faster charging of the Focus but where is the quick charge port?
No quick charge for Volt either.
The volt has no need for a quick charge port - it's battery is small. You could wave the L3 charger cable nearby it and it'll be recharged. ;)
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:54 am

palmermd wrote:
Like I said....Ed was waiting for spokesman dollars. He had this deal with Ford either inked or certainly in the works when someone asked him about him getting a Leaf...he said he was waiting for Ford. Now we know why! :lol:
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