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Hi,
I'm not sure if Ford actually pays attention to this blog but I have a suggestion of a couple of new features I would like to see:
1) I live in SoCal and SoCal Edison has converted there meters to Digital. The Kool thing about this is that you can actually see your usage thru-out the day. I have a app 7K Solar system attached to my house. I also have an app that allows be to read my meter real time so I can see how much power I'm generating. Since Ford has created a "at Home" charger, I think that it would be nice to make a smart one. This means that there should be a mode in the charger that connects to my meter. So, if the car is connected to the charger and I'm generating more power that the house is using, it would charge the car with the excess power. I envision that it would stay around 10% below the the excess power being generated. I want it adaptable. If the Air Con turns on it would automatically reduce the power being sent to the car.
2) I'm sure you have heard that the power companies are turning off power when there are high winds. This is being done to prevent the power line causing fires... The issue is that if the power is off too long, your food could go bad. I heard of someone using a Tesla and a Volt to supply power so at least they could keep there food from going bad and at least have light at night. The issue there is that both car had to be turned back on every 2hrs or so cause the cars would automatically turn off. I think that the car should have a mode that allows it to stay on until the battery x% (selected by the user)...

I think that this would be another good selling point for this car.
 

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Here’s a nice video about how to power key parts of your home with a Nissan Leaf.
 

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Hi,
I'm not sure if Ford actually pays attention to this blog but I have a suggestion of a couple of new features I would like to see:
1) I live in SoCal and SoCal Edison has converted there meters to Digital. The Kool thing about this is that you can actually see your usage thru-out the day. I have a app 7K Solar system attached to my house. I also have an app that allows be to read my meter real time so I can see how much power I'm generating. Since Ford has created a "at Home" charger, I think that it would be nice to make a smart one. This means that there should be a mode in the charger that connects to my meter. So, if the car is connected to the charger and I'm generating more power that the house is using, it would charge the car with the excess power. I envision that it would stay around 10% below the the excess power being generated. I want it adaptable. If the Air Con turns on it would automatically reduce the power being sent to the car.
2) I'm sure you have heard that the power companies are turning off power when there are high winds. This is being done to prevent the power line causing fires... The issue is that if the power is off too long, your food could go bad. I heard of someone using a Tesla and a Volt to supply power so at least they could keep there food from going bad and at least have light at night. The issue there is that both car had to be turned back on every 2hrs or so cause the cars would automatically turn off. I think that the car should have a mode that allows it to stay on until the battery x% (selected by the user)...

I think that this would be another good selling point for this car.
Hi,
I'm not sure if Ford actually pays attention to this blog but I have a suggestion of a couple of new features I would like to see:
1) I live in SoCal and SoCal Edison has converted there meters to Digital. The Kool thing about this is that you can actually see your usage thru-out the day. I have a app 7K Solar system attached to my house. I also have an app that allows be to read my meter real time so I can see how much power I'm generating. Since Ford has created a "at Home" charger, I think that it would be nice to make a smart one. This means that there should be a mode in the charger that connects to my meter. So, if the car is connected to the charger and I'm generating more power that the house is using, it would charge the car with the excess power. I envision that it would stay around 10% below the the excess power being generated. I want it adaptable. If the Air Con turns on it would automatically reduce the power being sent to the car.
2) I'm sure you have heard that the power companies are turning off power when there are high winds. This is being done to prevent the power line causing fires... The issue is that if the power is off too long, your food could go bad. I heard of someone using a Tesla and a Volt to supply power so at least they could keep there food from going bad and at least have light at night. The issue there is that both car had to be turned back on every 2hrs or so cause the cars would automatically turn off. I think that the car should have a mode that allows it to stay on until the battery x% (selected by the user)...

I think that this would be another good selling point for this car.
There are a lot of other new features that would be great additions to the software

1. There should be a button for an impromptu "pre-conditioning" in addition to the scheduled capability. It could be a button on the ford pass app that would do the same things set up in the schedule feature but would be for a set time. I.E. you push the button on the app and within "15" minutes the car is ready.
2. Add mirrors to the user profile so you can edit them there in addition to the door buttons.
3. Remove all reference to gas cars from the manuals, service schedules, and web site once logged into Ford.com
4. ......
 

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A small nit on the FordPass app. When you clear messages in the account, the icon on the Home Page still shows the message count. Reserting the phone is kind of brutal to get rid of the message count
 

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I really like one=pedal mode and mt wife abhors it. It would be great if the one-pedal option could be assigned to a profile.
 
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