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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:07 pm

If Nissan had signed him up before Ford, i wonder what nastys he might be saying about Ford :roll: :roll: :lol:

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:19 pm

Oh no... To get an EV I need to go to the company that brings me butterflies? Microsoft?! :shock:

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Ford's taken pages from GM's playbook and cherry-picked Nissan's campaigns to create their ad. Convert a car, fill the trunk with stuff, then grab a CG polar bear, a bunch of MSN butterflies, a Leaf pun, and their charge speed single point of superiority ;) and... Wait - didn't they say at the beginning that there was a lot of buzz and that it was hard to know what an EV is? And then suggested Ford had it all figured out because they had an EV van, a not yet released car, and 10 years' experience with hybrids?! Man - THAT cleared things up!

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Yup, it's easier to be second (er third?) now that Tesla and Nissan have broken the trail. ;)

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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:12 pm

by the way....what is the Ford Focus EVSE that will be sold at Best Buy for 33% less than the AV unit. Is this 33% discount from the cash and carry price or the installed price. If installed then were talking ~$1650 for a 6.6kw EVSE installed by the Geek Squad.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:39 pm

palmermd wrote:by the way....what is the Ford Focus EVSE that will be sold at Best Buy for 33% less than the AV unit. Is this 33% discount from the cash and carry price or the installed price. If installed then were talking ~$1650 for a 6.6kw EVSE installed by the Geek Squad.
Supposed to be 1499 installed. "geek" squad will probably get some electrician involved to get it actually done. This is instead of the 2200 std for AV.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:55 pm

evnow wrote:
palmermd wrote:by the way....what is the Ford Focus EVSE that will be sold at Best Buy for 33% less than the AV unit. Is this 33% discount from the cash and carry price or the installed price. If installed then were talking ~$1650 for a 6.6kw EVSE installed by the Geek Squad.
Supposed to be 1499 installed. "geek" squad will probably get some electrician involved to get it actually done. This is instead of the 2200 std for AV.
I am thinking Geek squad will install for $1499 if the 240v outlet is already in position. Or help you get an electrician to install such 240v outlet at the consumers additional cost. Leviton just plugs in after all.

Too bad Nissan went with all inclusive AV when they could have done similar to Ford with GeekSquad/Leviton 16a
I think Nissan could have pushed Leviton a bit to have the 16a ready sooner.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:02 pm

smkettner wrote:I am thinking Geek squad will install for $1499 if the 240v outlet is already in position. Or help you get an electrician to install such 240v outlet at the consumers additional cost. Leviton just plugs in after all.
No I read somewhere this is for the "std install" everything included.

Otherwise Ford is pulling a fast one.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:20 pm

What is standard install? I have an EV outlet in my garage as it is required by city building code.
I am thinking standard install may also swap the existing outlet connector to be correct or some other minor item.
I don't think they will pull much wire, include an inspection and the 32a evse for $1499 unless Leviton is going to be at a great low price.

Anyway AV wanted $2200 with the outlet already in place.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:28 pm

smkettner wrote:Anyway AV wanted $2200 with the outlet already in place.
Yes - that was the problem with AV. Now, I don't know whether Ford/Best Buy deal is only for people getting Focus (like the GM deal).

In anycase if Best Buy just sells the EVSE (or Leviton separately) or even the AV unit, you should be able to easily get it installed for less than 1,500.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:29 pm

smkettner wrote:What is standard install?
Plugging the EVSE into a NEMA 14-50 outlet and mounting it on the wall. Anything else is extra.
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Re: Ford Focus EV

Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:48 pm

Unless Geek Squad is suddenly recruiting licensed electricians and contractors, I don't want them lifting anything higher voltage than a Philips Screwdriver.
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It's one thing if they erase all your email, and quite another if they burn down your electrical panel.

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