Toyota RAV4 EV key for meeting California ZEV requirements; Tesla powertrain uses Model S components

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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. The powertrain uses two independent coolant loops: one for the electric motor and charger assembly, and another for the battery and DC-DC converter. The RAV4 EV. Click to enlarge.

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Rav Long Ranger

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Rav Long Ranger Hybridizing Trailer The Long Ranger was an AC Propulsion project (commissioned by Toyota) to build a generator trailer that would allow liquid-fueled high-speed travel in the Rav4EV. For most practical purposes, the project was a great success that never really saw the light of day before the Rav4EV program was terminated. Through great personal expense and effort, Tom is very close to realizing his dream of owning a limitless range serial hybridized Rav4EV.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Until then, we also recommend you look at the FAQ at the Climate Progress Blog and the FAQ by Hybrids-Plus , an after-market converter of hybrid cars, for answers to many questions! We can also extrapolate some data from experience with the RAV4EV all-electric vehicles. PHEV Conversions to top What cars can be converted to PHEVs? When can I convert my Prius? We wont know how dealers will respond to service requests until we start driving converted cars.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

New 100K Club Member RAV4EV in Japan Newsletter Vol. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car?

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