Milestone One: Passing the 500!
|From one of the many info screens on the Focus' dashboard.|
(Sorry for the morning sun glare!)
Needless to say, the car is still running smooth and very quiet! I have to become reacquainted to the fact that walkers in shopping parking lots do not hear me approaching as I hunt for a spot for the FFE. Thankfully, there's plenty of other traffic noise (so why do folks want to make electric cars noisy again?) and I get to act less like a typical New Yorker driver. (BTW: The Focus' horn produces a deep and loud tone, thank you very much! ;-))
Milestone Two: Almost 100 miles per charge
|My unofficial charging set-up at the office's outdoor parking lot.|
Now, if only those lamp post outlets worked consistently!!
|Another info-screen, showing my driving stats for the day (over 3-hours|
in the car!) and remaining power (18 miles!) in the Focus' battery.
The charging situation at home is a bit complex. For some odd reason, I can't just plug in my car and and schedule it to recharge later, like after midnight when electricity rates are suppose to be cheaper. Such "value charging" can be set up through the My Ford Mobile website. But whenever I try the value charge feature (managed by Microsoft, probably to salvage something of its Homh effort!), I get an alert that the there's some "fault" that is preventing my Focus from charging when the start time arrives! :-(
So, I just need to remember to plug the car in before I go to bed. That's no so bad—especially since it takes just two to four hours to completely recharge!!!
|A snip from one of the screens on my personal My Ford Mobile website that's linked to my Ford Focus Electric.|