Where is everybody?

Discussion in 'General' started by malherbe, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics


    I'm looking forward to your review, Wayne.

    I just watched a video review of a prototype RAV4 Prime. Are they still just prototypes making the rounds? Disappointing... However, I think these prototype units are getting beat up by some journalists. Tire wear and wheel damage seems inevitable where these test drives are going. Also probably some undercarriage damage.

    What I didn't expect. The cargo space looked good. The off-road capability even with the XSE trim and 19" wheels and low profile street tires was quite good. I saw a full-size spare tire! And finally, I was surprised it lacked hill descent control.

    Everything else matched up to the early information I could remember.
     
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  2. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    Toyota did a proper job with the battery vs. the Prius Prime.
    The only Rav4's with hill descent control are the Adventure and TRD, which is probably part of the the reason they have the highest tow rating of 3500lbs.
    Also going to add that the Rav4 hybrid switched to Li-ion this month.
     
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  3. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    I just don’t drive my car that much anymore. Freeway to work. Out a month in the truck. Not going to log truck stuff since my driving is dictated by deadlines not FE. Freeway back home, and do most errands in my wife’s van. It’s humorous how bad she is at efficiency, but I never do enough miles in it to really have any hard data. For 5000lbs including driver, though, it’s actually reasonably capable.
     
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Bill and Trollbait:

    I think you may find the following details within for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime review worthy of your attention.

    2020 Toyota Prius Prime and 2021 Toyota RAV4

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    The first full charge from flat indicates a 3.5 kW charging rate from the 3.3 kW onboard charger spec and 13.42 kWh usable from the 18.1 kWh pack.

    2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

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    The MUSTART Charging Cable provides the details.​

    And fortunately, Toyota fixed a Prius Primes misstep with a mini-spare included on top of the 18.1 kWh Li-Ion traction battery.

    2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

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    An honest to goodness spare!!!​

    Wayne
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Ford Man:
    I am so glad to see others care about their consumption and costs to that level! Awesome that you do. :)

    This is how we all roll these days...

    2020 Toyota Prius Prime on the Pacific

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    Here are the details on the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime through 39,565 miles.

    Wayne
     
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  6. phlack

    phlack Well-Known Member

    I am still trying to figure that part out for my Prime. I know I can get one, but will have to probably stick it behind the back seat. I'm guessing they just didn't have any space over the traction battery.

    When I bought the car, I didn't even look in the trunk, until the sales guy walked me back to it after everything was signed, and showed me where the charger was stashed. I was sadded with how much space wasn't there. Luckily I don't exactly have a full household now, so putting a doughnut behind the passenger seat shouldn't impact much.
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Just use the included road-side assistance if you're ever stuck. For severe tire damage, I'd call for help. For a small leak, I'd reinflate as necessary until I can get the leak fixed, and I can do that myself with a plug kit. If I can get home and need semi-permanent tire replacement for more severe damage, there's always my winter wheels/tires (or regular wheels/tires depending on what season it was).
     
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  8. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    There is actually about 4 inches of empty space under the battery in the a spare tire well. Toyota just did a horrible job of packaging it.

    I have a plug kit and needed tools with little compressor even though I have a spare. Much easier to plug most leaks than changing the tire. The compressor that comes with the Prime, and I'm guessing most others, can't be used without the the goo.

    Priuschat has a lot of specific Prius info.
     
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  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Ha, haaa! You’re the one that stole my wife away, I see...... :p:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Dorean Clarke

    Dorean Clarke Active Member

    I'm here waiting for the Election result.
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Joe Biden & Kamala Harris won. The name “don’T rump” told us NOT to vote for it. Just heard that 57% of white men voted for “don’T rump”. They didn’t take the hint.
     
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yes to that! Already to put my snows on depending how the weather turns here.
     

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