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 Post subject: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:02 am 
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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:25 am 
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Moonroof and Sport rims. Nice!

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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:41 am 
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I bet that its power isn't limited either and has the full output of the Model S.

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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:21 am 
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Let's see if you can spot all the differences between the prototype and the production Rav4 EV.

1) Moonroof
2) Different wheels


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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:33 am 
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TonyWilliams wrote:
Let's see if you can spot all the differences between the prototype and the production Rav4 EV.

1) Moonroof
2) Different wheels


Mirrors
Headlights
Taillights
Navigation system
Radio
A/C controls
Drive selector
Handbrake placement
Missing folding mirrors button
Instrumentation

I haven't seen too many pictures of the underside of the car, but there looks to be a lot of prototype stuff there, not as much aerodynamic treatments.

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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:39 am 
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The gear selector is from the Roadster, as are the batteries (2200ma Panasonic 18650's). You guys missed the Roadster charge port.


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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I think it's great that they are still using this vehicle. So many prototypes just go to the "boneyard" or get crushed. I think it's also interesting that Tesla retained control of this early one and not Toyota. Toyota Engineering likely assembled all the later prototypes, so they probably retained posession of those.

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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:30 pm 
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miimura wrote:
I think it's great that they are still using this vehicle. So many prototypes just go to the "boneyard" or get crushed. I think it's also interesting that Tesla retained control of this early one and not Toyota. Toyota Engineering likely assembled all the later prototypes, so they probably retained posession of those.


This car will never have a California license plate. I didn't look to see if it had a serial number.

The other 30-ish prototypes were likely crushed (some in crash tests).


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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:49 am 
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Another difference: Siren. I will stop by the dealership on the way home and order that accessory.;)

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 Post subject: Re: July 2013 Pics of Rav4 EV Prototype at Tesla Factory
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:21 pm 
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i saw one of these while getting a tour of the Tesla factory (I parked my Rav4EV right up in front...) but didnt realize all the differences.

Whats even cooler is the guys in Arizona at Nissan who turned a Leaf into a pickup truck.

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