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

Green Car Congress

The RAV4 EV combines a Tesla-designed and produced battery and electric powertrain with Toyota’s most popular SUV model. Cd, RAV4 EV achieves the lowest coefficient of drag of any SUV in the world. 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%. The RAV4 EV.

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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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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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