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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    One of my colleagues who had it before me towed with it.
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    My company rented one of these and Iíve had it for the past couple of days and get to keep it over the weekend. Planning on trying out a few chargers in the city to see how the experience is.

    So far itís been interesting and range anxiety is a real thing. It is very fast, and the range fluctuates big time depending on how heavy your foot is. Not entirely surprising but I just didnít realize how much it would swing.

    This morning I left my house at around 29% and plugged it into one of the level 2 chargers in the office building when I arrived at 8. I left at around 545 and it was up to 82% which I was pretty impressed with. Tonight Iíll try my 110 plug to see how much it can do, although Iím pretty sure it slows down charging after 85% to keep the battery in good health.

    One of my colleagues who had it before me towed with it (I think a 20í trailer) and a full charge only got them 150ish km so definitely not a good vehicle if you tow much.

    Ask me anything else about it if youíre curious.
    How seamless is the vehicle 2 load function? Like if you take a random power tool is it just plug and play or is there a big of finangling through menus to use?

    How would it function with a pet? Can you set the climate controls to keep it cool when you leave or precool it before leaving the office?
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    Nah, I don't mind EV's but this isn't too of my list.

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    Pretty huge news yesterday; Ford & Tesla announced that all new fords (next year) will switch over to the NACS chargers and have full access to all the Tesla supercharger network. Pretty huge move for Ford and wonder if we’ll see more of a shift away from CCS by other makers.

    The side effect now I guess is you’d be pretty dumb to buy a lightning now until the change goes through. I wonder if they’ll offer retrofits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
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    Pretty huge news yesterday; Ford & Tesla announced that all new fords (next year) will switch over to the NACS chargers and have full access to all the Tesla supercharger network. Pretty huge move for Ford and wonder if we’ll see more of a shift away from CCS by other makers.

    The side effect now I guess is you’d be pretty dumb to buy a lightning now until the change goes through. I wonder if they’ll offer retrofits.
    Is is big news and it might be the tipping point where other charging networks will start to offer NACS instead of CCS. It's fucked that there is more than one standard (like beta and VHS) and maybe beta will win this round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    So far itís been interesting and range anxiety is a real thing. It is very fast, and the range fluctuates big time depending on how heavy your foot is. Not entirely surprising but I just didnít realize how much it would swing.

    This morning I left my house at around 29% and plugged it into one of the level 2 chargers in the office building when I arrived at 8. I left at around 545 and it was up to 82% which I was pretty impressed with. Tonight Iíll try my 110 plug to see how much it can do, although Iím pretty sure it slows down charging after 85% to keep the battery in good health.
    Range anxiety goes away after a while. Most EVs have a buffer and will keep going after 0kms indicated.

    Level 2 or 110v isn't even close to the charging speed where it needs to be throttled. I think it would take 3 days to fully charge an F150 with a 110v connection from empty. It's fucking slow. basically 1.0KW or less (depending on losses).

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    Is is big news and it might be the tipping point where other charging networks will start to offer NACS instead of CCS. It's fucked that there is more than one standard (like beta and VHS) and maybe beta will win this round.
    Beta lost ended up being cassette being too small, tape spool too short for taping a full football game.

    Anyway, I assume all Ford EVs will have to re-engineer charging port location? Supercharger cord is so short, if a F150 pulls up, it may have to park sideways to reach and block multiple spots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Beta lost ended up being cassette being too small, tape spool too short for taping a full football game.

    Anyway, I assume all Ford EVs will have to re-engineer charging port location? Supercharger cord is so short, if a F150 pulls up, it may have to park sideways to reach and block multiple spots?
    That's an easy fix with a longer cable. V4 superchargers already have a magic dock for the CCS adaptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
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    How seamless is the vehicle 2 load function? Like if you take a random power tool is it just plug and play or is there a big of finangling through menus to use?

    How would it function with a pet? Can you set the climate controls to keep it cool when you leave or precool it before leaving the office?
    They haven’t released pet mode yet. Apparently it’s imminent but I don’t see it on the app yet. In the meantime I think you can just leave it on with a/c and lock the doors if you have a pet in there. But just hope you don’t have some dickhead trying to be a hero break your windows.

    It does have departure time settings, so you can configure it to be a certain temp for when you leave
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    I’ll have to play around with the vehicle plugs later today but I did see physical switches so don’t think you have to mess around in menus to make it work.

    I was pleasantly surprised with how many public charge points there are. Went to thornhill pool for my sons swimming lesson today and they had an L2 Flo, then to Canadian tire after and they have L3 Electrify Canada chargers (same ones that Petro-Canada runs).

    Indeed like benyl mentioned, home charging is slow as hell on 110. Like 1kwh max. Would take 3-4 days to charge it from empty. Got 13% overnight on the 110:
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    But there’s def enough public fast chargers around that I think someone could get away with not having one at home. Especially if workplace has one.
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