How Toyota Made The 2012 RAV4 EV More Aerodynamic

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As most electric car fans will tell you, it’s much easier for automakers to build an all-electric car from scratch than it is to repurpose an existing gasoline model with an electric drivetrain. In the case of Toyota’s RAV4EV however, the Japanese automaker, with help from Californian luxury electric car company Tesla Motors, has

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

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Compared with the gasoline-powered RAV4, at 0.35 Driving range is prioritized over cabin comfort during low SOC events, and air conditioning system operation is suspended when the RAV4EV’s battery pack SOC drops below 3%, and resumes when SOC rises about 6.5%. However, the RAV4EV powertrain uses two onboard self-diagnostic systems: OBD-II system: Some powertrain DTCs and scan data can be accessed with Toyota’s Techstream scan tool. 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. gallon tank had gasoline. Big barrel in the front is the icky gasoline tank.

Rav4 EV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

2002 Toyota Rav4 EV VIN: 2630 - purchased 12/16/2002 For more fun, please click tabs at the top Rav4EV Discussion Group Signup Page In December, 2002, we purchased our 2002 Rav4EV. Most people agree that the Rav4EV is the most integrated EV to date. Then finally, when it was time for somebody to “show me the ropes,&# I was sent outside with a youngster who first informed me that this was the first Rav4EV that he’d delivered.

CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Dont PHEVs just shift pollution from gasoline cars to power plants? The enthusiasm for ethanol ("flex-fuel" cars use E85, which is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) is welcome. We try to be careful to emphasize in the fine print that PHEVs can get over 100 miles/gallon of gasoline , PLUS electric costs of about 1-2 cents/mile. We can also extrapolate some data from experience with the RAV4EV all-electric vehicles.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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New 100K Club Member RAV4EV in Japan Newsletter Vol. Westbrook, 2001 "Gasoline to Electric Conversion Manual: A Workshop Guide for High Schools", published by the Electric Vehicle Society of Canada, July 2005 "History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid electric vehicles", by Ernest H. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One?

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