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I agree with you, except that I don't think this is actually a new feature. This seems like something that's been in the software for a while and are finally un-hiding it in the GUI. It really just looks like they didn't have all the charging features fully ironed out and shipped with the advanced stuff hidden.Yes, I’d appreciate bug fixes. But if Ford is rolling out new features, it would be nice to see something on this list:
There have been a ton of suggestions on this forum about useful new features. Many were incorporated into that poll. 101 people voted and there are some clear favorites. But I’m not aware of anyone on here suggesting “gee, what we really need is an ‘intelligent charging’ feature that tries to read my mind as to when I need to charge and the most cost effective way to do it.” I think if this had been suggested, some of us would have been a tad dubious.
Most people aren’t going to plug in every night, or trust this feature to decide when it’s best to charge or for how much. Driving needs change constantly. People will plug in when they think they need to charge. They’ll set a charging schedule for when they think is best. This new feature seems to needlessly add complexity without much utility.
I’d tell Ford this but I didn’t get a Golden Ticket.
If I had to download a whole new OTA just to enable this, I'd have been a lot more disappointed than I am.
This really now just mirrors the options you can set directly in my EVSE.