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Old 01-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #11
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aston martin front - thats what i thought too! I don't know if I'm ready for the electric yet, though the new fiesta isn't too bad.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #12
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Why does the the speedometer go up to 120 if the max speed is 84mph?
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:23 PM   #13
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This is an awesome vehicle for people who want to go zero emissions and can live with the range limitation. The software features set it apart from other BEVs. In a perfect world, with unlimited funds, I would have a Focus Electric in my stable of cars for city and suburban use. It is cool. In the market for battery electric vehicles it should sell well if it is competively priced.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:38 AM   #14
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looking at the gauge cluster.... i had a feeling that i was driving a Iphone... seeing the battery lvl.



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Why does the the speedometer go up to 120 if the max speed is 84mph?
plus, why did ford put 140mph on focus if it was gov. to 109/110... 109 on my focus?

If it was a sport electric car, then that thing would have some FAST acceleration. PERIOD.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:43 AM   #15
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first i would like to say that i hate electric cars because they are super slow from fatory from all of the batteries, but i like how they are killing the oil industry one car at a time.
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Way to go Ford! An electric car that isn't ugly!

Now, make it better.

Why have so many people gotten hot and bothered over a Tesla that costs 3 of these and yet this won't sell like the proverbial hotcakes? Because it's fast! And it's good for the environment. And it's fast. And hot, like A.J. hot. And fast. Sense a theme here? Imagine this, a SVT eFocus. A little functional bolt and tape on bodywork, better batteries, and a bigger motor. Zero-to-sixty in like 4.2-4.7. (You have to be realistic here, at the end of the day it's still a Focus after all.) Keep it under $35k. I still couldn't afford one, but those would fly off the proverbial shelf.
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This is a bad idea. There is a reason current electric car technology is a hybrid. Range when you need it and only the IC engine can give it to you.

I need a jump is going to take on a totally different meaning with this one ;)

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I think these are a decent idea. the mileage is acceptable given the intended use. How many people drive 100 miles a day?

Granted, it can't go on extended trips, but that isn't why this car was built.
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I think these are a decent idea. the mileage is acceptable given the intended use. How many people drive 100 miles a day?

Granted, it can't go on extended trips, but that isn't why this car was built.
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It's pretty cool but not for me. almost 70 miles to and from work nevermind the "other" trips I do during work. I do about 3K a month.

According to the batt gauge in the pic the car might do about 80-100 miles on a full charge.

And yes the hybrids seem slow. A guy showed up at an auto-x with a Civic Hybrid and was tripping the start lights with his front and rear tires. We were starting him about 3 car lengths behind the start line so he would not do a double trip on the lights. And I thought electric was supposed to have a better pickup than a gas car?
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