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Is the little button at the center of the charge level indicator ring, used to lock and unlock the charge cord? If so does anyone know if there some sort of indication that lets you know if the cord is locked or not.
Looks like the little indicator lights inside the charge port door circle when locked. Check out the 10:00 mark...


Wouldn't surprise me if the phone app might also have an indicator, although I don't actually know.





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If you were to compare it size wize, to another vehicle on streets today, which would it closely resemble?
 
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If you were to compare it size wize, to another vehicle on streets today, which would it closely resemble?
Lots more room than our Leaf, more room than the Prius we used to have. probably similar Space to Nissan Rogue but doesn’t feel as chunky. I’ll know more once I drive it.

Despite lower ground clearance, seat height feels higher than the Leaf - very comfortable.

Feels like it’s going to have a wide turning radius with that Mustang-length wheelbase.
 

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Lots more room than our Leaf, more room than the Prius we used to have. probably similar Space to Nissan Rogue but doesn’t feel as chunky. I’ll know more once I drive it.

Despite lower ground clearance, seat height feels higher than the Leaf - very comfortable.

Feels like it’s going to have a wide turning radius with that Mustang-length wheelbase.
I dont personally know of a vehicle that is close but I have to say it is slightly smaller than a Honda CRV (last five years models). Its the right size for me at this time in my life. The trunk with the floor in the lower positions works to be decent size. Personally I thought it to be more like a raised family sedan like say an accord, Mazd6 - something like that.
 

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Is the little button at the center of the charge level indicator ring, used to lock and unlock the charge cord? If so does anyone know if there some sort of indication that lets you know if the cord is locked or not.
Supposedly the light indicates lock/unlock status per the Ford rep that explained the buttons to me.
 

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Is the little button at the center of the charge level indicator ring, used to lock and unlock the charge cord? If so does anyone know if there some sort of indication that lets you know if the cord is locked or not.
I think the button in the center of the charge indicator ring is there to force stop a DCFC session. When DC fast charging....the connector is locked and the vehicle will not release the CCS connector until the power is turned off. That is the function of that button on my Focus Electric so I presume it might have a similar use in the MME. Only concern I can think of is that button is inside the cabin on my FFE and it's exterior on the MME so maybe it won't function unless the key fob/PAAK is nearby?

AC (Level 1 and Level 2) charging is a different story. The J1772 connector is not secured by the car but by a locking lever inside the J1772 connector itself. The thumb button lifts up that locking lever and trips a micro switch which signals the car and the EVSE that a disconnect is occurring. That has the net effect of shutting down the power flow from the EVSE to the vehicle.
 

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That is a better comparison. Exterior dimensions of a BEV is misleading because there usually is much more room inside compared to a similar sized ICE vehicle. The lack of an engine, large transmission, exhaust system and fuel tank means more room for passengers and cargo. :)
 

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@ChasingCoral Fabulous pictures and probably the best review I have seen/read yet. Well done.
I for one can't wait for you to get your MME delivered so that you can give those of us who have to wait a little longer your opinion of the REAL car. Keep up the good work. Not long to wait now (for you anyway)
 

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