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 Post subject: 1st generation RAV4 EV, 1997 to 2003
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Go here, then click on "Toyota RAV4EV" on the left hand side, for some very cool pictures and interesting perspective given by an original RAV4 EV owner . . . note the increase in "internal resistances" over a five year period of the Nickel Metal Hydride cells in the battery pack, and how dual squirrel cage motor electric fans were used for cooling back then.

http://www.evnut.com/index.htm

Also surprisingly, at least to me, back in model year 2002, to buy a (then) new RAV4 EV at sticker price, would of cost $42,500! That was BEFORE there was ever a federal tax credit, so the net purchase cost difference between then and now, after 10 years of inflation, is essentially ZERO! :mrgreen:

Here is another super interesting article from the same source illustrating a true, pioneering EV "Do-it-yourselfer" . . .

http://www.evnut.com/rav_longranger.htm

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 Post subject: Re: 1st generation RAV4 EV, 1997 to 2003
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Current Gen1 Rav4 EV owners can get a $2500 rebate on purchase of the Gen2 in some dealerships right now. Put in your zip code on the Toyota.com site to see if it is true in your area.

I don't have a Gen1, but I wonder what the trade in value is that they would give you?

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