Toyota RAV4 EV key for meeting California ZEV requirements; Tesla powertrain uses Model S components
Green Car Congress
AUGUST 3, 2012
The converted RAV4 is the result of the partnership between Toyota and Tesla Motors announced in May 2010; Toyota has contracted for 2,600 units. The system recovers the energy and converts it to electrical energy, which recharges the battery and extends driving range. Compared with the gasoline-powered RAV4, at 0.35 The powertrain uses two independent coolant loops: one for the electric motor and charger assembly, and another for the battery and DC-DC converter.