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Multiple locations for EV+ ?

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#41 OFFLINE   oxnard

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

Worked for me too!  So cool :woohoo:

 

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#42 OFFLINE   kc1174

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

I'm up to 5 EV+ locations so far, which is nice. The 3x on/off method seems to work for me. My work is also by an interstate and drove past it yesterday doing 70.. EV+ kicked in for a minute as I passed by, which was surprising to say the least. Didn't think EV works past 62. Maybe my car's defective in a good way.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

I just saw my second EV location.  We have a place at the beach we got to monthly where I just saw the EV+.  That's so cool!



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

2nd Update:  I did the 11 step program this morning at the school and upon picking up the kiddo's this afternoon, the car had set its third EV+ set point.  

 

Other than when performing the 11 step learn mode, I don't power off/on the car when I drop/pickup my kids at their school.  A week later, EV+ now doesn't come on there.  Hmmm.  Battery is always full so that isn't it.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

Other than when performing the 11 step learn mode, I don't power off/on the car when I drop/pickup my kids at their school.  A week later, EV+ now doesn't come on there.  Hmmm.  Battery is always full so that isn't it.

I found my EV+ locations to be pretty useless, so I turned my EV+ mode off .  For Sh*ts and Giggles, I turned it back on yesterday.  It has forgotten both my stored EV+ locations.  My guess is that since I turned mine off, it reset my locations.  I am going to manually retrain mine and see what results I can come up with.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

Other than when performing the 11 step learn mode, I don't power off/on the car when I drop/pickup my kids at their school.  A week later, EV+ now doesn't come on there.  Hmmm.  Battery is always full so that isn't it.

I think it forgets old ones that you don't poweroff or shutdown at.  My tint shop was stored as an EV+ location (turning the car on and off to roll up/down the windows I guess).  I drive by the tint place every day and EV+ just stopped coming on when I drove by.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:08 AM

I think your right. I'm going to power on/off more there to keep it in memory.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

. I'm going to power on/off more there to keep it in memory.

 

One power cycle each in the morning and afternoon yesterday brought EV+ back this morning.  



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

Mine only has my house as a location so far. I've been driving to work for almost as long and no EV+ yet. I'll try the 11 on off cycles method before I leave today.

 

Thanks for the tip. I knew I saw somewhere that you could  speed things up, but couldn't remember how.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

I just have to ask. What Ford engineer came up with the number 11? And why?



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

I just have to ask. What Ford engineer came up with the number 11? And why?

 

Ever see the movie "Spinal Tap"?

 



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

Ever see the movie "Spinal Tap"?

No, but obviously the Ford engineer did! Thanks for shedding light on this mystery.


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#53 OFFLINE   frbill

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

I just did the 11 method for my second job site. I have been driving there for the last 3 weeks and it didn't come up on the EV+ mode. I decided to try the 11 method after school today. I had to run back for an evening meeting and sure enough it went into EV+. This is really impressive as the site is up a couple of substantial hills. EV+ got me up them at 30mph no problem. That was really cool.   I am pretty good at getting the car into and maintaining EV but this feature gives an envelope of performance that with manual EV I cannot touch(e.g. going up hills). Now to figure out other places where EV+ makes sense.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:50 AM

Now to figure out other places where EV+ makes sense.

Yep, that is what I am doing, too.  My work and home locations are fairly flat anyway.  I am going to try to set a new point 1 mile away each from work and home.  This would be interesting to test for me.  Once it is trained on the new locations, I can run EV+ until it forgets them (because of me not powering off the vehicle "in route" at the previously stored).  



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:37 PM

Bringing up an old thread, sorry, but not sure if anyone else noticed how the C-Max also forgets EV+ locations. Decided to drive past home on 3 separate days to go to the store. 4th day coming home and home is lost. Had to add it back. Gas station also lost because - again - I drove past it too much. Really wish there was a way to program these online or something.
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:07 PM

Bringing up an old thread, sorry, but not sure if anyone else noticed how the C-Max also forgets EV+ locations. Decided to drive past home on 3 separate days to go to the store. 4th day coming home and home is lost. Had to add it back. Gas station also lost because - again - I drove past it too much. Really wish there was a way to program these online or something.


Yes, mine has been lost before because I drove through it instead of stopping.

 

But, afaik, no one has done an analysis of how much EV+ actually contributes to AVG MPG anyways.  I'm not convinced it's as useful in the C-Max compared to the C-Max Energi. There are other threads on the topic.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:32 PM

Yes, mine has been lost before because I drove through it instead of stopping.
 
But, afaik, no one has done an analysis of how much EV+ actually contributes to AVG MPG anyways.  I'm not convinced it's as useful in the C-Max compared to the C-Max Energi. There are other threads on the topic.


I agree - all I can see from EV+ is it's use if the location is at the top of a hill, to save gas getting up there and regen on the way down. Since I live in FL, EV+ just leaves me with a low battery when I start her up again.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

Yes...multiple locations. I used to have 3 frequent locations that popped at around 3/4 of a mile away.

 

Strangely enough, after spending a couple of nights at the dealership to get roof recall done and  the latest computer updates installed a couple of weeks ago, none of those locations pop up any longer. Instead, when I drive by my dealership I notice the EV+ is engaged. 

 

What odd behavior!

So today I headed down to North Hollywood after a stop at Galpin to talk to their service manager about my MFT, panel and liftgate issues. Nothing exciting to report there except that they'll get back to me about the MFT update. Clearly I knew about the MFT updates more than they did, not surprising - thanks to the information from all the posters here.

 

Anyway, as I neared my destination in North Hollywood, I noticed that my EV+ was on...I had to do a double take. I was about 3/4 mile out from my destination and ever since I have had this car, this destination was always my 2nd most frequent stop (aside from home where you naturally expect the EV+to come on). It's off Victory if anyone cares. 

 

So - does this mean that the CMax is capable of "remembering" multiple EV+ locations? I have never seen this, and I am not sure if anyone else has reported this. I've not reset my lifetime gauge in yonkers either.

 

I mean it doesn't do me any good here with EV+ or not but its cool to know the car has learnt and scary to know that IT CAN LEARN!!!!

 

Anyone else seen this multiple EV+? 








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