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2017 Ford Focus Electric (base) $20,536 ON - YMMV

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Jun 13, 2017
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neptune wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 9:31 pm
DIY installs not eligible for rebate. ESA inspection costs are eligible.
Materials for DIY install are covered 50%, or at least that's what the email from the Ontario government that I received says.
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Jun 13, 2017
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Sep 15th, 2017 9:36 pm
I'm keeping my ICE vehicle as a backup car in case FFE proves to be unreliable. Tesla model 3 is looking good right now...
That's a big LOL that you think Tesla's first mass market rushed-into-production EV is going to have better quality/reliability that even the FFE (as bad as it may be).
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Jun 13, 2017
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So it sounds like my car is one of the ones that had it's battery die at the plant... August 16th build date, ETA was TBD when I called Ford Canada last week.
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Apr 25, 2017
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LoveRFD wrote:
Aug 24th, 2017 9:18 am
I know 2007+ XC70 share the same specs, you can go through other ones to see they fit too:
http://www.wheelfitment.eu/car/Volvo/XC ... 2016).html
xrvr wrote:
Sep 15th, 2017 5:46 pm
It does exist!
2017 FFE in Norway, with all black interior.
Also check out cool door protectors :)

Thanks for sharing.
I really like the interior and the door protectors wish Canadian version had those available.
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May 18, 2005
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doubleds wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 1:34 pm
Yup lol. I noticed that also.

Love the car so far after 4000kms. Ordered early March and received the car about a month and a half ago. No problems to report...hope it stays that way.

I started off driving in L to get more regen for the battery but I fear someone will hit me from behind. Now I am using only D and I find its actually better for getting a better range. I do not like how we are capped at 140km/hour. Wish they removed this.

For the price, this car is amazing. It is such a fun car to drive and my lease + energy cost is less than my fuel cost with the previous gas guzzler. Looking forward to when my Tesla arrives.
Speed is capped at 140? I didn't know this.

As for the styling, it's the exact same as the gas version Focus, is it not?
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Crossover wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 1:05 pm
Is it possible to find one of these cars in inventory at this point? Or should I not bother wasting my time?
Ask Redstrike, he wants to cancel his order.
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Jan 18, 2012
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UNDFTDss wrote:
Sep 15th, 2017 10:17 pm
The car has 600km on the dot when it was towed. East Court Ford was wonderful, hooked me up with a rental free of charge for now. I'll fill out that form, thank you. And I do have dash cam footage as well as footage of the green driving light going off and the car losing power while I was driving. Give me a second.

Part 2 - as you can see, the green icon = "ready to drive", just disappears on its own
Part 3 - cringe-worthy video, 4 min 50 sec, the car stalled 4 times as I make my way to Donway Ford where I parked to call Ford Roadside assistance. Donway Ford wouldn't give me a rental since I didn't buy the car from them so I was instructed to get it towed to East Court. Also, excuse my French.
Any update from the dealer for the issue?
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Feb 20, 2007
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I've had mine for almost a month and put 2300km on it. great car so far. Already made back first months payment from gas saving. Only used my L2 charger like 3 times, rest I've been using L1
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anhtuan wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 5:27 pm
I've had mine for almost a month and put 2300km on it. great car so far. Already made back first months payment from gas saving. Only used my L2 charger like 3 times, rest I've been using L1
Why are you using l1 over l2?
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dgnr8 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 5:35 pm
Why are you using l1 over l2?
It's probably because the slower you charge the battery, the better for battery longevity. If you don't actually use the range/need L2 to fully charge the battery by the next time you need the car, probably better to stick with L1. I have also heard it's not good for the battery to be sitting at 100%, so if with L1 you get it charged just in time for your morning commute, that would be more preferable than you put it on L2 and it sits there fully charged for several hours.
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freddd wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 2:20 pm
That's a big LOL that you think Tesla's first mass market rushed-into-production EV is going to have better quality/reliability that even the FFE (as bad as it may be).
I have 100,000 km and going strong on Tesla's first mass market EV, the Model S, over 100,000 sold to date, and owners are more satisfied with their Tesla's than any other brand. The laughing has stopped at competing car makers, they are on the "fight" stage if you haven't noticed.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win” originated with Mahatma Gandhi.
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LoveRFD wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 3:13 pm
Speed is capped at 140? I didn't know this.
Speed is limited at 135.
Not sure why would you even go 130.

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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 8:29 pm
What kind of rental did you get? I wonder if they are treating FFE as a premium car and offering Ford Fusion or Escape rather than standard Focus ICE
They gave me a Ford edge via enterprise. To be honest, I didn't care much about it. I just want my FFE fixed, please!
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xrvr wrote:
Sep 16th, 2017 10:39 pm
Speed is limited at 135.
Not sure why would you even go 130.

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I think the talk about limiting trucks to 100 fell through.

Some pass by me while I'm doing 110.

Didn't know cars can be limited to 135. In that rare emergency case, that extra oomph could save the driver.

Does the battery overheat beyond 135?
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It depends on many factors. How fast you were going, for how long, AC is on or off, and so on.
Also, how hot it is outside.
AC in mine was running nonstop, when it was plus 30 outside, and I was going up north on 400 in July.

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