DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:59 pm

So now the RAV EV is essentially about $3000 cheaper than the Tesla? That is a mistake but consideringToyotas projected volume i am guessing they don't care
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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:10 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:So now the RAV EV is essentially about $3000 cheaper than the Tesla? That is a mistake but consideringToyotas projected volume i am guessing they don't care
On a purchase, it's $7500 cheaper than Tesla S-40.

I paid "full pop". They wouldn't budge.

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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:40 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:I paid "full pop". They wouldn't budge.
Congrats on your new ride! I'm quite interested in hearing how the RAV-4 EV works out for you. My guess is that with the bigger battery and faster L2, the lack of QC won't be a huge issue even though it would be nice to have.
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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:19 pm

I am quite impressed with the freeway performance. Going 75, it still has plenty of power to accelerate. I climbed a few hills in the area, including a high speed climb from Folsom to Placerville, about 30 miles and 3,000 ft of elevation climb up highway 50 when...well...
JeremyW wrote:Push sport button, win ticket
I may be the first to have won this game. :o :oops:

While not an exact measurement, I've done this particular run up the hill *ahem* in the left lane before. Starting with 100%, I would normally be in VLBW territory when pulling back into the house. The RAV4 started with 13/16 bars and ended with 3 bars and 16 miles remaining on the GOM doing similar if not faster speeds then the leaf.

More on the nav...
Home Screen- hitting the center button brings it up.

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Lots of choices for destination

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You really have to start by city and work backwards, as when you start putting in a street address, it is quite difficult picking out the right street name if it is common one. If you pick the wrong one it will think the house number is invalid.
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The charging timer is basically just our end only timer. I like the pre-climate only option. But you can't set more than one departure per day. The add button dims. :x
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The map also gets acne! :lol:
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I do not like this "virtual volume" business. As Tony mentioned it's brought up by touching the button in the upper right corner of the screen.
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At some point, the car stopped estimating the time remaining. I think this was after some L1 charging.
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And finally, lines at Costco today:
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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:22 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:So now the RAV EV is essentially about $3000 cheaper than the Tesla? That is a mistake but consideringToyotas projected volume i am guessing they don't care
On a purchase, it's $7500 cheaper than Tesla S-40.

I paid "full pop". They wouldn't budge.
Tony:

Congrats, can you load a couple of exterior and interior pixs of your new toy please!!

Is white the only color available at the dealer or what other colors did they have?

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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:28 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:So now the RAV EV is essentially about $3000 cheaper than the Tesla? That is a mistake but consideringToyotas projected volume i am guessing they don't care
On a purchase, it's $7500 cheaper than Tesla S-40.

I paid "full pop". They wouldn't budge.

Congratulations on your purchase. I'll be interested to hear how it compares to the Leaf after you own it for a bit and break it in.
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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:32 pm

MrIanB wrote:Is white the only color available at the dealer or what other colors did they have?
The RAV4 EV is only available in White, Steel Blue, Grey or Pearl White.

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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:14 pm

JeremyW wrote:I haven't used the navigation functions yet (will this afternoon), but there's a whole bunch of red dots on the map where I've traveled. Not sure I need all those "waypoints" displayed. I haven't figured out where the volume control is besides the steering wheel. :shock:
JeremyW wrote: The map also gets acne! :lol:
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I think what you've turned on is the "bread crumbs" feature.

Try looking for an option called record route, trace route or route trace. It might be via the Mark button.

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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:21 pm

JeremyW wrote:
JeremyW wrote:Push sport button, win ticket
I may be the first to have won this game. :o :oops:
So, how does that factor into the "cost of ownership"? :D

And, Tony, what happened to the "fleet only" status of the RAV4EV? Did you flash 'em a Costco card or something?

And, last but not least, the Inside Only (TM) backup beeping is a Toyota feature familiar to Gen 3 Prius owners. Which can be remedied with the appropriate CANBus gadget (e.g., ScanGauge). Hopefully this property will extend to the RAV.
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Re: Official Toyota RAV4 EV Thread

Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:33 pm

gbarry42 wrote: And, Tony, what happened to the "fleet only" status of the RAV4EV? Did you flash 'em a Costco card or something?

And, last but not least, the Inside Only (TM) backup beeping is a Toyota feature familiar to Gen 3 Prius owners. Which can be remedied with the appropriate CANBus gadget (e.g., ScanGauge). Hopefully this property will extend to the RAV.
I've never heard of the Rav4 EV being limited to fleets only.

As far as the inside backup beep, on the Gen 3 Prius, it can be disabled by telling the dealer. They can do it via Toyota Techstream. But yes, people have found the ScanGauge XGauge values to disable it.

On the 2010-2011 Prius, there was a list of settings could do for you. Example of pages at http://priuschat.com/threads/things-tha ... ost-940697" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Some dealers are willing to do it for you once for free. But some settings I believe are lost if 12 volt battery power is lost. On the '12+ Prius, the owner can set many of these himself via touchscreen as the touchscreen became standard again on the '12 Prius.

On Gen 2, neither Techstream nor a CAN bus tool was needed to turn off the backup beep.

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