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    View Poll Results: Anybody seen these on the roads yet?

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    Thread: Anybody seen these on the roads yet?

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      05-04-2012 01:49 PM #1
      Seems like this 1 house I pass by on foot, always has something interesting sitting in the driveway. It's not always an electric but that's the way it's been lately, including this electric Focus. Notice how it has manufacturer's plates attached to it: Unfortunately the Focus is not much to look at



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      05-04-2012 02:38 PM #2
      No, I have not seen any in NOVA.
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      05-04-2012 02:57 PM #3
      I haven't seen a Focus yet, but I have seen a few of the electric MkVI Golf mules driving around.
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      05-04-2012 03:05 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      Unfortunately the Focus is not much to look at
      While I would prefer my electric car to look normal, I think most people want to flaunt how "green" they are with some kind of spacey looking eco-mobile.

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      05-04-2012 03:09 PM #5
      saw an electric A3 in NOVA driving around

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      05-04-2012 03:10 PM #6
      Sweet. I think you should introduce yourself to your neighbor. They're definitely a car reviewer and I'll bet they are cool to talk to.

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      05-04-2012 03:11 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by FastGTi View Post
      While I would prefer my electric car to look normal, I think most people want to flaunt how "green" they are with some kind of spacey looking eco-mobile.
      I agree...I think the Focus is a great looking green car...maybe they should just put a sticker the size of the car on the side that says "electric" and they should all have plates that says "Smug This" then it will be a "green" success.

      In all honestly I have heard these haven’t been moving...they are relatively new and I don’t think most people are really aware of the option yet so maybe it will get some traction down the line.

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      05-04-2012 03:20 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      Wouldn't it make more sense to put the charging port on the passenger side so the car can be charged while parallel parked?
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      05-04-2012 03:20 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by FastGTi View Post
      While I would prefer my electric car to look normal, I think most people want to flaunt how "green" they are with some kind of spacey looking eco-mobile.
      I don't agree. Look at the Leaf, it sells because it is a normal car, and not a weird super-narrow miniature vehicle like the i-Miev.

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      05-04-2012 03:31 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by KahviVW View Post
      Wouldn't it make more sense to put the charging port on the passenger side so the car can be charged while parallel parked?
      maybe he parks on one way streets only


      haven't seen any up here in CT
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      05-04-2012 05:45 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by FastGTi View Post
      While I would prefer my electric car to look normal, I think most people want to flaunt how "green" they are with some kind of spacey looking eco-mobile.
      The Focus does look somewhat average for this day and age. I dislike the design of the tall lights though. While I actually did like the tail lights on the first Focus or how FoMoCo chose to mount them on top of the C pillars

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      05-04-2012 05:55 PM #12
      If I saw that, I'd knock on his door and start up a conversation.
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      05-04-2012 06:04 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      If I saw that, I'd knock on his door and start up a conversation.
      I am curious about who ever this guy is since I've seen so many interesting cars parked in his driveway, even exotics such as an Aston Martin. If I ever run into him, I would start asking about where he gets all his cars from. I'm not going to knock on his door though, especially at 7:30AM when I spotted this. It's too bad he doesn't post here

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      05-04-2012 06:06 PM #14
      He definitely reviews cars. Note the manufacturer plate. Probably really cool to talk to. I know the guy at work who does that is.
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      05-04-2012 06:20 PM #15
      new Focus? yes.

      the plug-in electric version? not that i am aware, but maybe.
      where i live, work, drive there are lots of eco people. wouldn't surprise me if i passed 1 or 2 on my daily commute.
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