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  1. bshaw

    Has anyone opened the Ford/Tesla NACS adapter yet?

    I doubt there would be room to stick an air tag in there and even if there was, it would be an unsafe idea. The adapter is designed in a way to handle 1000V and 500A. You could reduce its ability to dissipate heat by putting a foreign object in there.
  2. bshaw

    Where does my energy go? calculation time

    With less than 5 minutes of driving data, it has a chance to be wildly inaccurate. For example: In temperature extremes, there would be a huge penalty to heat or cooling coming on when the car starts, that will normalize out the longer you drive.
  3. bshaw

    free charging at Ford dealerships US nationwide?

    Electricity is expensive in the Northeast. In Massachusetts, something like 60% of the supply has to be sourced from wind or solar. $0.25 or more per kWh to charge at home is pretty common here, and my provider has no off-peak pricing options.
  4. bshaw

    free charging at Ford dealerships US nationwide?

    Even if you find a free charger and plan your routine around using that location, keep in mind that "free" is most likely being phased out everywhere. Energy has a cost, and someone somewhere is paying the bill for a free charger. The Ford dealer near me just dropped in 3 Big Chargepoint...
  5. bshaw

    The Complete DIY Guide to Updating Your Mach-E with FDRS (Alternative to Forscan)

    It used to be just a one courtesy wipe during an update and that was it. This continuous thing seems like a real bug that could actually damage something on a dry windshield for so long.
  6. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    This guy went and tried exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for sharing!
  7. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    For anyone with an EV from another brand.... I have a hypothetical question: Couldn't you just take this Ford adapter and use the Telsa app to activate the Supercharger, then plug in a Rivian, Bolt, etc (anything with CCS)? Or no, the SC will look at the CCS handshake (or VIN) and decline to...
  8. bshaw

    Is there anyone also buy A2Z as early access when ordered Ford One

    There was a thread on here where a guy already had the A2Z (unofficial) adapter in-hand a few weeks ago. It seemed like a risk to buy before everything was finalized, but based on how the announcement played out, I think that guy would be good to go starting today. If you find the thread...
  9. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    I believe the V2 Tesla chargers do not have the capability to speak CCS protocol, which is what the MachE will be expecting. The adapter does not do any translation.
  10. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    Um, yes there are... Someone might know more exact sales numbers, but there are hundreds of thousands of both MachE and Lightning out there eligible for this adapter.
  11. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    I wonder if this corresponds to the OBCC module I saw in FDRS last night. Sure seems like would be the same update.
  12. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    Ford is not building these adapters. There is a 3rd party supplier producing them. They have a certain amount of production capacity available and it wouldn't make sense to scale that up dramatically just so they could respond to an initial surge of orders. Also, let's hope those shipping...
  13. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    You can order the adapter in any color you would like, as long as it’s black.
  14. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    I think people are going to misread this and not understand it was a joke.
  15. bshaw

    NACS Adapter Now Available + Ford EV Owners Can Now Charge on Tesla Superchargers in U.S., Canada! 🙌

    Thank you Ford!! and thank you @Golfer for cross posting from the lightning forums.
  16. bshaw

    Ford falling behind daily

    You use navigation in your living room? Send a picture.
  17. bshaw

    Ford falling behind daily

    Totally agree they should place the 90kW/40kW somewhere in the display during DCFC. But, keep in mind that opens another can of worms where people are seeing 150kW on their window sticker, and then are calling their dealer because the car is not requesting 150kW all the time. It would be like...
  18. bshaw

    Ford falling behind daily

    I think Ford made a UX decision to show the clock time at which the car is expected to reach 80% in the IPC. For people not active on this forum, or diving into the details of charger output, that may have been a reasonable decision. From my experience, it's maddening when the clock time keeps...
  19. bshaw

    Ford falling behind daily

    Lock screen and dynamic island would be nice enhancements for sure. I don't know the details of the iOS SDK, but I would think those capabilities would not be huge changes since FordPass is already running in the background and has the data like current charge %.
  20. bshaw

    Farley: NACS Adapter Testing

    Surely this must be true. A salesperson wouldn't just say something to a customer unless it was based on 100% fact. Salespeople never do that.


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