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  1. Jim D

    Friend wrecked my Mach-E - Totaled vs Repair? We walked away unharmed

    Not an SUV, I will go for crossover but it lacks utility to be an SUV
  2. Jim D

    If you bought an AWD would you switch to RWD and vice versa?

    I had a 2 wheel drive truck and was looking to switch to a 4 wheel drive truck, but they were so expensive that it worked out cheaper to go for the Mach E Select AWD after the tax credits.
  3. Jim D

    2021 Efficiency Report for my Mach-E Standard AWD

    So 3.08 miles/KW is an interesting number as it puts your car at 209.44 mile range with the standard battery which has an EPA number of 211. I also have a Select AWD and have thought that the Mach E miles/KW numbers seemed a little high as my car reports 3.9 miles/KW for 6000 miles and...
  4. Jim D

    Lower Hudson Valley, NY

    I picked mine up in April 2021, I'm in Putnam.
  5. Jim D

    Spotted: Ford Streaming coming as new feature?

    I tend to use USB sticks for music as I got sick of listening to the DJs on radio. When I first got the Mach E I thought that the interface to USB music was pretty primitive but the more I played with it the happier I became. I have aprox 800 CDs saved to a 512GB usb stick and...
  6. Jim D

    Does anyone actually love their MME?

    I have to agree it is the best car I have ever owned, it handles well and I really enjoy driving it. Having said that, it lacks what is needed to be an SUV (although Thule did just come out with a roof rack option) roof rails would have been appreciated, and I would normally expect an SUV...
  7. Jim D

    Ford Pass App Journeys- Last 30 days - "No Journeys found.."

    At the Sync4 screen select the car in the left corner and then select settings and scroll down
  8. Jim D

    Ford Pass App Journeys- Last 30 days - "No Journeys found.."

    The 1.7.1 OTA update fixes this, mine has worked reliably ever since. Before 1.7.1 it sort worked when it felt like it.
  9. Jim D

    New vehicle setup

    When I picked up my Mach E the 'electric car expert' configured fordpass for me, he left out little details like what's your credit card number so you can actually charge at public charging stations.
  10. Jim D

    Charging Ford Mustang Mach-E w/ NEMA 10-30

    I believe the Ford Mobile Charger pulls 30 or 32 amps which needs the circuit breaker to be 40 amp. Assuming you have a 30 amp circuit breaker the most you could support is 24 amp charger.
  11. Jim D

    Anyone thrown a Christmas Tree on top of the car yet?

    It's a SurfSki kayak, 19' x 18.9" wide, fast and a wee bit tippy.
  12. Jim D

    1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas

    I want to step back to a couple of statements from the article Roughly 20% of electric vehicle owners in California replaced their cars with gas ones, a new study shows. The main reason drivers made the switch was the inconvenience of charging. and Roughly one in five plug-in electric...
  13. Jim D

    Anyone thrown a Christmas Tree on top of the car yet?

    I would recommend foam blocks, I haven't tied a tree down, but I have tied down this:
  14. Jim D

    1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas

    You may find the following interesting reading https://www.fuelsinstitute.org/Research/Reports/EV-Consumer-Behavior/EV-Consumer-Behavior-Report.pdf showing current demographics for BEV drivers. To get from where we are today to a higher adoption rate for EVs is going to take a lot of...
  15. Jim D

    1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas

    I don't think I was disparaging anyone, I am simply stating facts. The model for what works for ICE, is not necessarily what works best for BEV. The model of charge at home/work seems to work well for BEV but to expand that beyond the early adopters you need to make that work for...
  16. Jim D

    1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas

    To expand on this a little, the home ownership rate is about 67% in the US and is much higher for white people than others. That 67% includes house, condos, coops so not all will have a garage. It is definitely true at this point that we are still at an early adopter phase for EVs. To...
  17. Jim D

    1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas

    The reality is that for a home owner with a garage that can put a 240v outlet in then an electric vehicle is a great option. Not so hot for almost anyone else, public charging is much more expensive and inconvenient. So this leaves out all renters, and most condo owners. If we want...
  18. Jim D

    Any feedback / reviews of base radio?

    The base 6 speaker sound system sounds mostly pretty good to me, I generally only listen to music off of a USB stick in wav (lossless) format. The bass is a little weak, and I am in discussions to add a subwoofer to make up for that deficit.
  19. Jim D

    What Are You Hauling?

    Or a Thule roof rack.
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