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 Post subject: The "first" Toyota RAV4 "ER-EV" (or what could have been)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Go here and look at these pictures . . .

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

Then go here to read more about the original RAV4 EV . . .

http://www.tzev.com/2002_rav4ev_.html

And the "Long Ranger" Extended Range Trailer (ERT) RAV4 EV Prototype . . .

http://www.tzev.com/2001_rxt-g_.html

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 Post subject: Re: The "first" Toyota RAV4 "ER-EV" (or what could have been
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:28 am 
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did it allow to charge while driving?


from what i understand, most EV's or EREVs dont allow the car to shift out of drive, if pluged up.
(or at least i know my volt wont)


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 Post subject: Re: The "first" Toyota RAV4 "ER-EV" (or what could have been
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:20 am 
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In theory, it probably could have, but in actuality, it probably did not. The genset on the trailer was just an emergency backup to use on trips at stopping points.

When you think about the VOLT's concept of an EREV, it really is "plugged in" all the time while driving. Starting up the onboard genset is managed by the car itself, automatically, to always keep the battery charged, or more accurately, to keep it from discharging below a certain minimum threshold. I think the Chevy Volt is probably the smartest and MOST ADVANCED technology on the road today bar none.

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 Post subject: Re: The "first" Toyota RAV4 "ER-EV" (or what could have been
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:39 am 
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Yes, it charged the vehicle while the vehicle was going. The "Long Ranger" was done by AC Propulsion, EV pioneers and innovators.

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2002 RAV4-EV 124,349 miles (when traded in)
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