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

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redac wrote:
Dec 26th, 2017 11:02 pm
If your car is plugged in is there a thermal management system that keeps the car battery warm?

There's a warning message that says to plug in when cold.....
There is thermal management even when car is not plugged in... I think problems might start when it's very cold and battery runs out completely of juice.
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May 20, 2017
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Dec 25th, 2017 6:21 pm
Would anyone be able to check the model number of the stock wheels ? I think the model number is on the inside of the rim. I was hoping someone had different rims for winter tires so it would be easy for them to check the part number of the stock rims. Thanks for your help.
not sure if this is the one as there are lots of printings on the wheel: CM5C-1007-DXB, another one is 17x7-H2-55+MM
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 1:01 pm
I just got a quote from Ford to purchase a 2nd set of wheels at $210 per wheel. Part number on the quote is CM5Z1007AWSP. I ordered the wheels but the parts rep said they are on back order. Approx 4-6 weeks wait time
That's not a bad price for a 17 inch OE wheel!
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Do you guys think it's ok to wash the car in cold weather like this? My car is getting really dirty and I'm thinking of using those touch-less car wash.
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I washed mine 11 days ago at the touchless Esso, It was -6C outside. No problems whatsoever.
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Elec2016 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 7:45 pm
Do you guys think it's ok to wash the car in cold weather like this? My car is getting really dirty and I'm thinking of using those touch-less car wash.
I wash mine at least 2 days/week at Shell touchless with underbody pressure wash. It's very cheap with Shell 90-day pass group share (about $2 per wash if you sign up for 90-day group). I'm actually organizing groups for this and if you want to join send me a PM.
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seafish wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 8:38 pm
I wash mine at least 2 days/week at Shell touchless with underbody pressure wash. It's very cheap with Shell 90-day pass group share (about $2 per wash if you sign up for 90-day group). I'm actually organizing groups for this and if you want to join send me a PM.
Thanks, I see you are in Ottawa but I'm in GTA area.
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xrvr wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 8:11 pm
I washed mine 11 days ago at the touchless Esso, It was -6C outside. No problems whatsoever.
Thanks, so I'll get a car wash tomorrow then :)
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Elec2016 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 8:50 pm
Thanks, I see you are in Ottawa but I'm in GTA area.
It doesn't matter. I have people even from BC. The pass is shared through the Shell smartphone app, you just come to the station at your day of the week and get the code. It can be used once a day and some people even choose 2 or 3 days per week. Each spot get 13-14 washes during 95 days (90 days pass + 5 bonus)
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seafish wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 8:54 pm
It doesn't matter. I have people even from BC. The pass is shared through the Shell smartphone app, you just come to the station at your day of the week and get the code. It can be used once a day and some people even choose 2 or 3 days per week. Each spot get 13-14 washes during 95 days (90 days pass + 5 bonus)
Thanks for setting up the group buy. To add my 2 cents, no codes are needed. I just drive up to the car wash panel and hit the big red wash button on the app. The app uses Bluetooth to communicate with the panel, so make sure BT is turned on in your phone, Not sure if the app would work without a data plan.
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NubNub wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 9:26 pm
Thanks for setting up the group buy. To add my 2 cents, no codes are needed. I just drive up to the car wash panel and hit the big red wash button on the app. The app uses Bluetooth to communicate with the panel, so make sure BT is turned on in your phone, Not sure if the app would work without a data plan.
Yes, usually it should just by pressing button in the app. Data plan is required. But if you don't have one you could get a code in the app while on wifi and use it within 30 minutes at the Shell station. (Someone actually done this)
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If I live in Ontario and buy a plug-in charger, I know I can get the 50% rebate for the charger. However, can I get the installation of the required outlet rebated as well? Or does it have to be hardwired for that rebate? Does anyone know?
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saahiljaffer wrote:
Dec 28th, 2017 12:20 am
If I live in Ontario and buy a plug-in charger, I know I can get the 50% rebate for the charger. However, can I get the installation of the required outlet rebated as well? Or does it have to be hardwired for that rebate? Does anyone know?
Yes, installing 240v outlet is eligible for rebate
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Elec2016 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2017 7:45 pm
Do you guys think it's ok to wash the car in cold weather like this? My car is getting really dirty and I'm thinking of using those touch-less car wash.
I washed mine last night at Shell.... no problems
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Dec 29th, 2017 1:02 pm
I just got a quote at the dealer for TPMS sensor. Part # is TPMS12 . They want $90 for 1 sensor. Amazon has for $56 (sold by Amazon) so I'll just buy it there.
Motorcraft TPMS12 Remote Tire Pressure Sensor https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001TZSAJI
$220+tax is way to much for my liking. But hey, I would never pay $840 for a set of rims that you got, lol. Everyone's pockets are different, mine are not that deep.
I'd go with ebay and get it for $50 USD/set used (with shipping) or $52 USD new from US seller with good reputation.

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