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 Post subject: Re: Pre-Owned Rav4 EV for sale, POST HERE ONLY
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:15 pm 
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Davidb9608 wrote:
I purchased 1031 from toyota of San Francisco. They must have worked out all the bugs it runs fine. I also own a Chevy volt and a ford transit connect electric. The two really fantastic things about the rav4 are the range and the speedy charge. The Chevy volt is a nicer ride but only 40-50 miles on electric. I plan to keep the rav 4 forever. I am anxiously awaiting Tony's chademo adapter please before the nice weather comes.


A Connect owner! Always been curious about that vehicle. Love the Euro styling of the van and the analogue gauge for remaining charge, but wondered what kind of real world range they get. Enjoy the RAV.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:59 am 
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The ford connect gets gtreat mileage 80-100 my record is 102 with mileage left. The rav goes way further and has lots of room. I put 5 seats in my connect and its being used for transport.

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Good luck. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:26 pm 
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You guys were using these to commute to the mega solar farm outside of Las Vegas?

Now that the project is operational, does this mean that there's no use for them?

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I'm looking hard at VIN 1129 in SF. Only 500 miles on it. Dealer says the history report shows that it simply sat around and had the 12V battery replaced once. Do you think I can have them run any kind of meaningful battery history report to see if there was traction battery damage?

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The only known way to test the capacity, of A RAV4 EV, is to do an extended charge and it sit for a couple hour after charging finishes to balance. Then drive it to turtle, divide the m/kWh be the miles driven, to get the capacity.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:24 am 
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Anyone looking for a RAV4EV in Phoenix? If so, today is a lucky day, as one just went up for sale, and it's not mine!

http://www.usedvwaudi.com/web/used/Toyo ... /14227262/

It's a little pricey, but hey, you don't have to ship it here, so that's $600 in your pocket right there. I'd love to have a second if my Volt lease wasn't so cheap.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:26 pm 
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pchilds wrote:
The only known way to test the capacity, of A RAV4 EV, is to do an extended charge and it sit for a couple hour after charging finishes to balance. Then drive it to turtle, divide the m/kWh be the miles driven, to get the capacity.
There are some problems with this approach: First off the m/kwh gauge only gives 2 significant digits, so you can get some pretty significant rounding error there. Also, the odometer of the car might not be that accurate - mine at least consistently underreports by a couple percent when compared to what google says the driving distance of my route should be (I can't say how accurate google is though.) Tire inflation and other factors could influence the odometer (and hence m/kwh) reading as well.

Another approach would be to ignore all the gauges in the car and attach a power meter so you can see how much power is pumped into the pack during a full extended charge after driving it all the way to turtle. But that method also has drawbacks: the charging efficiency isn't a known quantity (and likely variable with temperature / power supply / etc.), and how much of a reserve is kept in the pack after reaching turtle isn't precisely known either. Also driving all the way from a full extended charge to turtle isn't exactly convenient, and power consumption meters dedicated to EVSEs aren't widely used.

One method I've looked into is logging my rate of charge over time as calculated by RavCharge. If you only look at all the charges from the same location (e.g. at home), then you would expect that if your battery has degraded then your apparent rate of charge should grow over time: If a 50%-100% (of normal) charge represents 17.5 kwh with a new battery, then it might represent only 17 kwh with a degraded battery, so the same charge should complete faster in the degraded case, while RavCharge calculates your rate based on the unchanging 50% and 100% SOC readings.

There are drawbacks to this, too, however, as the method still relies on the SOC readings from Entune, which could be error-prone, and also only come in whole numbers. However, as long as those errors are random and not systemic they should be averaged out with a decent enough sample size.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:14 am 
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fooljoe wrote:
Another approach would be to ignore all the gauges in the car and attach a power meter so you can see how much power is pumped into the pack during a full extended charge after driving it all the way to turtle.


Here is a range test that may address many of your concerns:

Phoenix Range Test, Sept 15, 2012

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