OwnerMarc Kohler
Owner's Other EVsDoran
1979 Jet ElectraVan 600
LocationAustin, Texas US map
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Vehicle2012 Toyota RAV4-EV
Shoreline Blue Pearl
Motor Tesla 3-Phase AC
115 kW, 273 lb ft, water cooled
DrivetrainSupplied by Tesla (same as in Model S, just detuned)
Controller Tesla
Batteries4494 Panasonic NCR18650PD(?), 3.60 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Assumes 107 in series 42 in parallel,
modified for Tesla by Panasonic 3.1Ah
high power 18650 cells using Nickel
Cobalt Aluminum chemistry (NCA).
~49kWh pack capacity, 41.8kWh usable.
129 kW output.
System Voltage386 Volts
Charger Tesla
9.6kW output
at 240VAC, up to 40A input
at 120VAC, 12A input
water cooled

Modified my 120VAC SAE-J1772 connector to
also accept 240VAC for 2.8kW input.
I use an AeroVironment EVSE 240V/30A
charging station at home and an EVI
208V/30A charging station at work.
~17-20 miles of range per hour of charge
HeaterHeated seats.
6.6kW resistive heater.
DC/DC Converter Tesla
InstrumentationEstimated range in miles.
16 fuel bars that represent SOC.
Power meter (generic).
Efficiency over time and instantaneous.
Aux power consumption.
Top Speed115 MPH (185 KPH)
Acceleration0-60 mph in 7 seconds! Acceleration in
Sport mode feels like Tesla Model S 60 due to accelerator's aggressive mapping.
Range125 Miles (201 Kilometers)
>100 mile using standard charge (up to 80% SOC) using 35kWh usable capacity.
125+ miles using extended charge (up to 95% SOC) using 41.8kWh usable capacity.
Watt Hours/Mile375 Wh/Mile
330-375 Wh/mile (AC wh from the wall)
EV Miles
Current:8,200 Miles (13,193 Kilometers)
    As of 8/6/2013
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight4,032 Pounds (1,832 Kilograms)
5005 GVWR.
Battery weight 845 lbs.
Conversion TimeOn sale in California only, but dealers will ship anywhere in the US. Approximately 500+ sold as of summer 2013 with over a dozen out of state.
Conversion Cost$32.5k
($50k MSRP - $10k Toyota Cash Back -$7.5k
federal tax credit)
(only about $5k more than the gas
0% financing for 60 months.
CA residents get additional $2.5k state
cash rebate.
CO residents get additional $6k state tax
Additional FeaturesNavigation, air conditioning, tinted windows, all standard.
Includes back up camera.
Satellite XM radio free for 3 months.
Based on 2012 RAV4 platform.
8 yr/100k mile warranty on battery.
5 yr/60k mile warranty on drivetrain.
3 yr/36k mile warranty on all other components.
Lease deals offered as well, even with unlimited miles.
2 year all inclusive service.
Comes in white, silver, or blue.
Wonderful vehicle. Utilitarian SUV space (73 cu. ft. of cargo) with Tesla drive-train. Very fast and a very comfortable range. A poor man's Tesla. Toyota will sell ~2600 of these through 2015 as compliance cars to meet California's CARB ZEV mandate.

Why wait for the Tesla Model X at twice the price?

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