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 Post subject: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:29 am 
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I saw another Rav4EV (2nd gen) for the first time today. It was a Classic Silver Rav4EV seen at the Mtn. View Costco. The driver was very friendly and waved when he saw me in my Rav4. It's nice to see other EV drivers out there. I am just wondering if others have seen Rav4EV's on the road. I did see a vintage Rav4EV at the Mtn. View Costco a month ago. Hopefully the cash incentives will put more on the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:24 pm 
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Sadly, there are not that many of these cars on the road. I have NEVER seen any others in my travels in and around Santa Clara County, or South SF Bay Area. I was told ~10 were sold by my dealer (Piercey Toyota) so far after I bought mine in November. For sure, if somebody is in the market for a truly GREAT DEAL on a very well engineered ZEV, the RAV4 EV, would be an excellent choice. I am consistently getting well over 100 miles in range. After my last "standard" charge, the next morning my range gauge read "106" miles. Not nearly my best, but I don't get to drive it very often and my wife has no concept of what hypermiling does for more mileage. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Luke26, what kind of solar system do you have?

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:23 am 
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Dsinned wrote:
Luke26, what kind of solar system do you have?


Hi Dsinned,

I have a 7.5 kW(DC)/6.3kW(AC) system. There are 40 Sharp panels rated at 187W, and two 3500W PV Powered inverters. It has really helped us over the past 5 years, especially during the "hot" San Jose summers.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:54 am 
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sighted another Blizzard pearl in Portola Valley Sunday

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:38 am 
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I thought it was noteworthy that I saw two today. One Blizzard at the edge of Palo Alto near Foothill & Arastradero and a Shoreline Blue on Shorline Blvd. in Mountain View.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Luke26, you mean a solar system with that much power has not greatly reduced if not completely eliminated your electric bill?

I just got my meter yesterday and at the end of the day, I had already "given back" 8kWh to PG&E, and I only have a 3.5kW(dc) system, but it is surprisingly efficient even well before the optimum time of the year for maximum power production! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:25 am 
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Have never seen one in the wild other than waidy's. (Auto shows and test drive events don't count.)

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:58 am 
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Have never seen one in Ventura county area at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Rav4EV sighting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:31 am 
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I've come across two in the San Diego area.

One coming down the opposite way in my community of Stonebridge in Scripps Ranch. It was silver metallic.

And I've parked next to another one that was blue in the designated EV parked spot where I work. Though I don't see that one there regularly. Nor is mine there regularly as it's really my wife's daily driver.


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