"Solving a quick math equation..."
...Not sure how they calculated that.
...does not mean that there will be 100 miles with an 80 percent charge. Just that the pack has a projected 100 mile range. More like 80 miles in 30 minutes. But I do expect the 2017 Focus Electric to offer at least a EPA 107 total or more EV miles to match or beat the longest range Leaf...
Excellent point with the Leaf, Bloggin
the rest ... who knows how they "figured" (prolley straight percentage or worse)
recharging with electricity is almost like 'pressurizing' the electrons & it gets harder to push them in as the charge approaches 100% (WHICH can be a fiction anyway, with the "top-charge" being less than a theoretical 100%...OR... maybe I'm confusing the "bottom-charge" that they never let get all the way to zero since it would shorten the batteries' lifespan?)
...Another question is will Ford actually start to market the Focus Electric after this update?
I STILL think a pureBEV econocar is ridiculous
at least until 1 kWh is under $100
...Greed will get to the oil companies soon...
...So I think the oil industry is trying to( ho)ld back on pricing, so they don't hit a breaking point with consumers again, and spark more EV sales...
(don't ask me to explain it) that the Iran nuclear-inspection deal is causing the oil freefall ( + let's not get political! )
JUST if that's part of it,
seems oil prices could be depressed for much of the term = 10 years iirc
...But it is a game being played. Oil companies know that if they jack up the price, consumers buy more plug-in vehicles, and they don't get those consumers back. They go from gas consumers to zero...
but imho if the Oil Thugs (execs) could
get agreement amongst their various GANGS, they'd try to keep us used to higher prices - - can't imagine ANYone/ANYmore will believe the LIES they WILL make up when the price hikes finally come back
...There needs to be entry level plug-in models that are at the price point of the Titanium level ice only model. That way psychologically, the consumer gets the idea that the plug-in costs the same as the ice model to some respect. It becomes the trim level that adds the additional cost, not the electric drivetrain component. Same with hybrid models.
This way the consumer is not paying more 'just' for the electric drivetrain, but paying more for the trim level/amenities etc.
Agree with one caveat,
Plug-Ins *need* to be Premium/Lux until $/kWh falls
(ordinary)Hybrids need to be mainstream only
was just reading the newMalibu's hybrid is a $6,000.00 upcharge BUT
-- that's GM
-- I haven't verified trim-levels/gizmos/stuff
just started wondering (for a price reason) if TURBO engines would benefit (lag reduction) from having micro-batteries that could only power for 100 FEET instead of miles = acceleration and (if V-Awd) antislip Only
(o'course the electric motor(s) would still have to be powerful enough to do some/any good...)
I'm really focusing on the day when Plug-Ins are half-HP electric
imho, it will be straight forward to swap out the petrol system for more electro's
so a pureBEV would be an easy/obvious/CHEAP inclusion