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  1. Greetings from South Carolina

    No doubt you will enjoy it. A few software quirks aside, the car is quite nimble, looks cool, and can achieve great range even when driven a little *ahem* spirited.
  2. correct way to close the frunk?

    Step 1: Lower hood to approximately 6 inches above its seat. Step 2: Drop from this height. Step 3: Realize that the hood is currently latched in the first (safety) position, then place both hands on the hood and press down firmly. Step 4: Repeat three times. Step 5: Grab a beer and re-evaluate...
  3. Main Battery Removal Guide

    Battery tech is constantly evolving, although there are currently only a few examples of an "upgrade" over the OEM battery. The early Nissan Leaf had (I think) a 24 kWh battery that was prone to failure after a relatively short amount of time (possibly chemistry related, but not completely...
  4. I don’t believe that your screen doesn’t buzz

    Confirmed, yes, mine does emit a faint buzzing sound, but the only way I notice it is if I turn all external noise sources (i.e.: radio, HVAC, "howler" [the pedestrian alert system; off in Park]) off. And only when I'm less than six inches away from the screen is it audible. Varying the...
  5. disappointed with my Mach E GT because of F150 Lightning

    So here's food for thought for the number crunchers out there. If I read correctly, and assuming my math is accurate, the efficiency rating on this truck is not that great. For reference, the MMe 4x averages between 3.0kWh/mi @70mph and 3.7kWh/mi @45mph (my own averages, YMWV), and adds 25-30...
  6. Dealer Survey-Who is it about and what does Ford do with them?

    Trust me when I say that they do read them and will follow up if they don't like what they see. I marked down the review for the dealer I bought my MMe from after they refused to give up on the ADM (yes, I know I could have gone somewhere else; limited availability, especially now with the...
  7. “Free” 250 kWh (or 500 kWh) expiration?

    BLUF - Monthly access fees exist, but frequent DCFC use may give a better ROI. No doubt this is commonly available knowledge so bear with me. I have an EA membership separate from the FP account. From what I've observed, their pricing model (at least from what I can tell) has two tiers. A...
  8. Center display fades to "snow" occasionally

    Agreed. In the time since I posted this, I've observed this happening about every 300 miles or so. Happens at random (shortly after departure, middle of a drive, once just opening the door while in the garage to retrieve something) and doesn't seem to be impacted by temperature. The reset...
  9. Safety Flaws with CoPilot 360?

    Just in case anyone is curious, yes, seat sensors used to be a thing. Chrysler (and perhaps others, not 100% certain) implemented a starter interlock system on their early 1970s vehicles that would disable the starter and/or trigger a very obnoxious alarm if the driver's seatbelt was not...
  10. Charging to 90%

    This has been an ongoing debate among the plug-in/electric car crowds for years, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Opinions on this topic are as wide and varied as toppings on a pizza. Stick with your gut, and deal with issues if/when they arise. My personal opinion (take...
  11. Fordpass Plug and Charge

    I admit my first attempt with P&C wasn't horrible (also my first DCFC experience FWIW). The first station I tried would not recognize the car, but it also wouldn't recognize my EA membership either. My guess was that the station was offline. I moved to a second charger, and P&C worked fine...
  12. The number of chargers needed on highways.

    Wait, isn't that what we have now? (faster horses)
  13. Charging issues with Mach E at home

    Good luck with the dealer. I haven't noticed issues with charging times, but I only had it enabled for a short time before I went back to manual charging (never seemed to fit my routine since I do not always drive the same vehicle everyday). I have, however, noticed discrepancies with the...
  14. 12v battery drain during DCFC?

    If you're operating in Accessory mode, the DC-to-DC inverter (the one that charges the 12v battery) is not enabled. When you are plugged in, the car doesn't appear to let you go to full power (aka Ready) mode (certain someone can validate whether this is true or not; every other BEV/PHEV I've...
  15. Charging to 100%

    Just under 1k miles currently. The WAG-o-meter at last charge to 100% showed 287 miles (e4x model), whereas it started out showing 200 on a full charge right after purchase. Definitely based on driving, weather, climate use (probably a few other factors I'm not taking into account). For...
  16. Three days of ownership and only two gripes

    Best of luck with the noise maker. I attempted to fill the void between the grille and the speaker with paper, but it just made the infernal thing LOUDER...
  17. OTA Update 4/8/2021 - Have You Noticed What's Changed?

    Mine popped up some time over the last 48 hours or so if I'm not mistaken. Strangely enough, so did another 250 kWh of charging on my FordPass Charging account. Not sure what that was about...
  18. I Think I’ve Figured Out PaaK

    The dealer I bought mine from wouldn't let me leave until I configured PaaK, despite telling them multiple times that I probably wouldn't be using it. Strangely insistent about it. Yes, I do occasionally use it, but I've probably used the door/backup passcodes more. That and take notice of...
  19. Break-in before Fast Charge?

    Sweet, another SC MMe fan! I cannot contribute much to your original question that hasn't already been said, but do look forward to additional attention once you get it home. Not many of these on the roads in SC (probably true many places outside of EV-friendly states like CA).


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