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 Post subject: Re: MODIFIED TOYOTA RAV4 EV VS. PIKES PEAK
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:10 am 
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Nice lap Tony, I just saw the result from the TT

Look at the lap times on every Tesla. Everyone seems to have one chance of a flying lap before the battery heats up and shuts power down. By the end of the session, Tony's 70D barely had more power than my Leaf that had power cut too.

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This past weekend at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, during the annual "ReFuel" event, EVERY Tesla powered car had thermal power limiting. That includes the several RAV4 EVs present.

Ambient temps were in the 70's / low 80's.

I was still able to post a 1:57 time with my new Tesla Model S-70D (200 miles on the odometer total and less than 48 hours from leaving the Tesla factory in Fremont).

My car only went about 1/2 lap in the Timed Trial (TT) before the 160kW max power limit kicked in. The good news is that I was able to keep pace with the P-85D, since we all had the same power! All wheel drive on the track was awesome, by the way.

My previous best time was 2:12 in a Nissan LEAF.

So, yes, while the Telsa thermal management does fine for routine driving in hot ambient conditions, it doesn't handle hard driving in even average temperatures.


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 Post subject: Re: MODIFIED TOYOTA RAV4 EV VS. PIKES PEAK
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:45 am 
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I can't wait for the Mirai to give this a go :D

Should do great with no heat issues?


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 Post subject: Re: MODIFIED TOYOTA RAV4 EV VS. PIKES PEAK
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:53 am 
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Get Toyota to supply me with one, I will get that record back if the car is fast. I want a rematch with the Focus.


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