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  1. GreaseMonkey

    The story of the first Mustang sold in the US

    Chicago Sun Times Gail Wise bought the first Ford Mustang sold in the United States; 60 years later, she still owns it The Park Ridge woman bought the car in April 1964 to get to her job as a third grade teacher. In the spring of 1964, Gail Wise taught third grade at Sunnyside Elementary...
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    Significant drop in SoH

    I’m not one who gets too concerned about SoH and battery deterioration as a general matter. However, I measured it a couple of times in the past and it hovered in the 94.5-95%. Last time to measure was around beginning of the year. However, today it dropped to 85.5%! My vehicle has 9,670 miles...
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    Rivian R2S + other news

    The scene in my neighborhood this morning makes you believe Rivians are everywhere. I took this pic and got tackled by a salesman who was pleasant, so I stopped for a quick conversation. Demand: He said that lead time on the R1S and R1T is now a couple of weeks. It is not surprising, given that...
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    Cybertruck at Tesla Stores

    Seen on Wednesday night at the local Tesla store in Chicago. They were closed at the time, but I’ll stop by today or tomorrow to take more pics. Quality of the class A surfaces look good. Gaps are consistent and seem pretty tight. It’s still a very polarizing design. I personally think it looks...
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    Advice Requested: solution to manage communal charger at a condo bldg

    I would greatly appreciate advice from anyone who uses a multi-user level 2 EVSE at home or work that is not managed by ChargePoint. What service provider do you use and how has the experience been for you, and for the equipment owner? After a 2-year fight with the HOA, we finally got the board...
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    Mach-E flawlessly circles Lake Michigan w/ 2 tweens & a puppy

    This summer, my wife and I planned to spend some time in Northern Michigan with our 2 tweens and our 6-month old mini schnauzer. We found a house on Airbnb in a heavily wooded area that has an EVSE. Then it dawned on us that while we’ve been talking about “circling the lake” for years (yes, it’s...
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    How many Girl Scout cookie boxes can you fit in a Mach-E?

    This pic should give you an idea.
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    How to more prominently display Battery SoC

    I noticed for the first time that when in accessory mode, the vehicle displays the battery SoC more prominently than the range estimate (see pic). Is there a way to have that as the default display setting when the vehicle is on? Given the inherent inaccuracy of the range estimate, I find it...
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    "Priced to Sell" Large Shipment of Most Popular Models

    After bragging about charging $10-15k ADM on stock units for the past 2+ years, my dealer sends me this message today: Subject: New Ford Models in Stock Today and Priced to Sell You’ve likely heard about the national new vehicle inventory shortages over the past several months. If you’ve been...
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    Paint peeled off trim from first hand wash

    Bummed. After waiting for 10 long months, finally took delivery of a gorgeous Iced Blue Silver MME on July 16 with clear instructions to the dealer not to wash the car. Drove a dirty car for 2.5 weeks & 240 miles till I could get it scheduled for a frontend PPF install at a well-known, top...
  11. GreaseMonkey

    Recent build experience: lead times, ETA for select states and some observations

    I am part of the 5/16 build gang, a total of 26 members who shared their experiences during the build process. The build dates for this group started on Friday 5/20 and ended around 5/25 - 5/26. I compiled as many datapoints as I had access to in the following table. Thought the data might come...