Recent content by engnrng

  1. Mach-E AWD vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime

    I also drove a CMAX Energi for a few years. Mine had excellent braking regen. Watched it with my ScanGauge meter. When I first owned the car, I went nearly 2000 miles before my 2nd fill up with gas (dealer failed to charge the battery before I took delivery!). PHEV is great for dual purpose.
  2. Rt 1 vs Premium

    About an hour ago, I replied to that thread to add my CA Rt 1, Infinite Blue confirmed order. Do we have a trend building here?
  3. Rt 1 vs Premium

    Coincidentally, my Kona EV (now 1 year old) has the same time and I am quite satisfied with that, so I am fine with the Mach-E time performance expectations as well. EV's just a great fun to drive!
  4. Submitted Orders # Tracking List [Enter Yours]

    Ford of Ventura confirmation: Order Number 10015754, CA Rt 1, Infinite Blue, USA (CA), 6/29/2020. A note: The General Manager and Sales Manager at this dealer both have confirmed orders for Premiums (Premii?).
  5. Rt 1 vs Premium

    Great analysis and concluding comment, Mark!! Thanks!
  6. 2021 Mach-E Mustang Order Guide

    Zippy combination highway/city real world driving with my Kona EV is 4.0; distance driving at 75-80 mph, drops to 3.6 or so.
  7. Rt 1 vs Premium

    I live about 10 miles inland, in the foothills above Ventura, CA, nearly 1000 ft altitude. Gets cold overnight about 1/3 of the year. I have heated seats on my Kona EV, have used them frequently during the winter. Also have ventilated A/C cooled seat that I use several months during the...
  8. Rt 1 vs Premium

    Trying to figure out why the Rt 1 is higher priced than the Premium. What am I missing? $1800 for smaller wheels and no seat heater?
  9. Second meter for home charging?

    Yes, I see your point, you presently have high rates all day. In California, they have lowered the daytime cost to encourage more use while the sun shines due to lots of excess solar capacity. Our highest cost rate occurs in the evening hours. That may happen in your state eventually, but you...
  10. Second meter for home charging?

    My Tesla PowerWall app handles TOU charging and discharging of the PowerWall, I just program the peak and non-peak hours based on the utility web site, the app does the rest. Also, my L2 charger also knows the peak/non-peak times and charges my ev at night between 10 pm and 8 am, even reminds...
  11. This bothers me...

    Quantum power will be quite a step up!
  12. 5 geeky details show Ford's commitment to Mach-E and EVs

    EVer, I agree. Ah is a meaningless unit of measure when talking about Li-Ion batteries, since voltage changes over the duty cycle of one charge, influenced by temp and BMS programming. Stick with kWh and there is no confusion. Ah is only useful if you are comparing 12V batteries to each...
  13. Ford Updates on Mach-E Reservations, Order Bank, Cancellations, Test Drives, Deliveries

    I was contacted by my dealer after the first of the year, they sent me some information. Told me they would be calling about my reservation in a couple of months, then "shelter in place" took over. Will see what happens in the next couple of weeks.
  14. Concerned about lack of marketing from Ford

    You had to confirm the email address used to put in your reservation, then log in and check the box for emails. I have had many emails since I signed up in November. They are still coming, although the last one was March 3. Guess they are busy making protective gear and such.
  15. Preparing for Mach-E charging at home - preparation and installing charger

    2) is a little better. 3) 240V L2 Charge 60% to 80% is great for longevity also, would take less than 2 hours. Start at midnight perhaps, for lowest cost.