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Old 01-11-2011, 04:41 PM   #31
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Cool, thanks a lot for the info.

The C Max sounds like a possibility, although I likely need to wait well into 2012/2013 to get it. I had my heart set on another Focus but in 2 years, I'll see how I feel.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:34 AM   #32
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Paying attention to what Ford announced yesterday.........

Based on the same new Focus platform introducing the new C-Max Plug in Hybrid called the C-Max Energi......C-MAX Energi targets more than 500 miles (800 kilometers) of driving range using the battery and engine, more than any other plug-in or extended-range vehicle.

Next choice again based on the same new Focus platform introducing the new C-Max Hybrid, C-MAX Hybrid is targeted to deliver better miles per gallon than Ford Fusion Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient sedan in America

Ford will launch C-MAX Energi, its first-ever production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and C-MAX Hybrid, a full hybrid variant, in North America in 2012 and Europe in 2013

• Both versions of the five-passenger multi-activity vehicle will leverage the company’s global C-car platform, critically acclaimed powersplit hybrid architecture, next-generation driver information features and advanced, lighter and smaller lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery systems Both the C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid models will be built alongside the all-new 2012 Ford Focus and Focus Electric at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich.

Ford North America big goal is to have a vehicle type or choice to hopefully satisfy mosts consumers wants and desires

BTW the 5 passenger C-Max as shown above is like your current ZX5 with great driving feel but just a liitle taller, with the same 5 door useability

DIMENSIONS (inches) 5 passenger C-Max
Wheelbase 104.2
Length 173.6
Width 71.9 (excluding mirrors)
Height 63.7

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Wheelbase 104.3
Length 171.7
Width 72.4
Height 58.9
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lol aston martin...... I'm slow I just saw this link but the first thing I thought was "wow what is an aston martin doing on Focus Fan- oh.... it's a focus. huh?" lol.
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A plug in hybrid is the most appealing to me, unless someone pioneers some sort of super battery that provides 400-500 miles on a single charge.

One reason the Volt is so appealing: if your commute to work is 10-15 miles there, and 10-15 back, odds are you could do it on electricity alone. BUT, there is always a gas engine as a safety net and when that runs out of juice, fill 'er up in 5 minutes at a gas station.

Battery in a pure EV dies? Do you swing by the diner for a burger and try and sneak the cord in behind you or scan random buildings for outdoor plugs and take a nap?
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I am feeling that this is a good vehicle for me. My focus only commutes 50-55 miles round-trip daily, and NOTHING else. My only concerns are air conditioning and ICE upgrades. Noth Carolina = air conditioning. Running a few amplifiers drawing 40-60 amperes probably won't be possible sad
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pretty cool.. We just drove the ford ranger that we converted to an all electric out of the shop for the first time. Here are a couple of pics
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Ok, guys..... electric-vs-gas debate.... How much electricity is actually produced in a "green" manner? not much.... despite government incentivizing alternative power generation, until America as a nation adopts Nuclear Energy, nothing really changes....
Looks nice, though...
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I like the look. I really dont know much about these electric cars but there is still time to learn. I would honestly consider this because I drive 55 miles to work one way so this would save me alot on gas. I mean the focus I drive does good at 34 mpg but just plug and play sounds good as well.
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a message to Bill Viney....even this car has rear disk brakes! LOL!!!
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it cool and all but what happens when something goes wrong
i would have no idea how to fix it

how much would it go for???
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