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Old 04-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #101
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lol, yeah , good one.. I guess it goes faster if you charge on a 240v outlet ;p

But for what I have heard from actual test drives of electrical cars is that you do not want to accelerate to high speeds if you want to keep your battery life longer... I guess the same concept applies to gas consumption, right ?

I bought the 2012 Focus 5-door SEL with Ecoboost technology last fall 2011, I am satisfied with fuel economy and acceleration Power balance. I t took me a while to get adapted to the automatic speed shifting driving at speeds between 0 and 35km , now I know and got used.

If I had waited some months I am sure this is the car I had chosen, I wonder how the speed shifting goes on this all electrical cars. Has anyone tried an electrical car ?
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #102
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lol, yeah , good one.. I guess it goes faster if you charge on a 240v outlet ;p

But for what I have heard from actual test drives of electrical cars is that you do not want to accelerate to high speeds if you want to keep your battery life longer... I guess the same concept applies to gas consumption, right ?

I bought the 2012 Focus 5-door SEL with Ecoboost technology last fall 2011, I am satisfied with fuel economy and acceleration Power balance. I t took me a while to get adapted to the automatic speed shifting driving at speeds between 0 and 35km , now I know and got used.

If I had waited some months I am sure this is the car I had chosen, I wonder how the speed shifting goes on this all electrical cars. Has anyone tried an electrical car ?
They don't shift. Single speed only I think. Tesla tried a 2 speed in the roadster but they eventually cut it down to single speed.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:47 AM   #103
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if you can make the electric focus go 350 miles on a charge, make it take 5-10 min to go from dead to fully charged...Im in!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #104
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They keep improving the interior a lot every year but the exterior keeps getting worse and worse
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #105
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Does it need a grille at all? Is it functional or just aesthetic? It doesn't look like it lets any air through, but I suppose the car would look odd if they just did away with it entirely.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #106
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I would not mind putting the LED lights above the headlights on my car.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #107
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It does need a grill. What you see, as the grill, actually only has the last two rows open for air. Behind that is small radiator, with an 8 inch fan, used to cool the electric battery coolant..
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #108
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Its a badass car but I cant even imagine how much it would cost if anything brakes! -_-
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #109
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I just read that this thing has a top speed of 84mph

That might be a deal breaker
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #110
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The inverter in engine comparment needs cooling
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