second gen (2012) Rav4 EV was using a drivetrain supplied by Tesla. That drivetrain was cobbled together out of Model S and Roadster components, obviously from that period, so performance / longevity would be on par with Tesla vehicles of that time.Do wonder some things on that 2012 EV model:
if interested in the 3 door version, it was discontinued after 2005 or so, so there doesn't exist a modern variant, nor an electric version.
- Would the batteries be as good? how much would they degrade if they are from 2012?
- how about the weight to capacity ratio of the batteries?
- how was the electric motor technology back in 2012? did the efficiency stay the same to modern third party electric engines?
- the car seems a lot heavier too at 1829kg, while only having 166km range. this sounds like a problem.
- It looks like it only has a slow charger port, and saw it described as needing more than 24h to fully recharge.
Wouldnt a DIY approuch save weight, while improving range, efficiency & recharge rate compared to that 2012 ev model? or would that be too optimistic? i'd love to hear your analysis.
offnote: seems that standard ev model rav4 also has around 42kWh battery capacity, but the range is 166km instead and has 25hp more compared to standard older models needing 115kW instead of 92kW. (i guess that has to do with the higher weight)