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by Kohler Controller
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Technical Rav4 EV Discussions
Topic: Tire recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 9892

Re: Tire recommendation

I put on the Michelin Defenders at 40k miles. I am now at 100k miles and they are down to 2/32. Since they lasted 60k but are rated for 90k, Discount Tire gave me $200 credit towards a new set. Continental Contact A/S (Eco Plus) had a $100 rebate so am going to try them, also with 90k mile warranty.
by Kohler Controller
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: General / Main Rav4 EV Owners Forum
Topic: Charger failure: Toyota puts the WAR in Warranty
Replies: 16
Views: 17807

Re: Charger failure: Toyota puts the WAR in Warranty

Very strange. I have had my heater replaced and my motor drive system (because of noise) under warranty with the JdeMO installed, both mechanically and electrically, without any issues. Neither the dealer (Austin Toyota AutoNation), nor the roaming technician from Houston that performed the work had...
by Kohler Controller
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Business Ads, Deals, Sales and Want To Buy
Topic: CHAdeMO for Rav4 EV "JdeMO" by Quick Charge Power
Replies: 949
Views: 857716

Re: CHAdeMO for Rav4 EV "JdeMO" by Quick Charge Power

Taking the battery to it's knees is not necessarily the best. As the SOC get's below 20%, the internal resistance increases, so does temperature. If you can avoid low DOD's, that will help extend the battery's life.
by Kohler Controller
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: General / Main Rav4 EV Owners Forum
Topic: Who is currently waiting for a drive unit replacement?
Replies: 100
Views: 101770

Re: Who is currently waiting for a drive unit replacement?

After many months of waiting, my drive unit was finally replaced. The silence is SOOOOO NICE! EV Grin all over again. I am in Austin and they delivered the unit to the local dealership. A tech came in and swapped it out in one day. My GOM actually seemed to get better after I got it back (showing 5-...
by Kohler Controller
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: General / Main Rav4 EV Owners Forum
Topic: Who is currently waiting for a drive unit replacement?
Replies: 100
Views: 101770

Re: Who is currently waiting for a drive unit replacement?

I'm still waiting on my first replacement. Currently at 95k miles. Got approved around 85k miles. Been gradually getting louder since 40k miles.
by Kohler Controller
Wed May 17, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: General / Main Rav4 EV Owners Forum
Topic: Tony-Test: How to Calculate Rated Range/Battery Degradation
Replies: 52
Views: 152767

Re: Tony-Test: How to Calculate Rated Range/Battery Degradat

At 91k miles on my 2012, The Tony Test yielded 129/146 = 88%. However, 125 miles was what was achievable when new, now I get around 95 miles and only when it is >80F. So that's more like 75% of original. The only maintenance has been new tires, new 12V battery, new windshield due to rock (took month...
by Kohler Controller
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: General / Main Rav4 EV Owners Forum
Topic: Who is currently waiting for a drive unit replacement?
Replies: 100
Views: 101770

Re: Who is currently waiting for a drive unit replacement?

I have an appointment with the local dealer (Austin, TX) to get a recording of my DU sound. Then they send it off for a decision to be made. Does anyone have any idea how they make the recording, where they hold the microphone, and under what conditions they drive the vehicle (fast or slow, windows ...
by Kohler Controller
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: General / Main Rav4 EV Owners Forum
Topic: Ugh. In an accident.
Replies: 7
Views: 8809

Re: Ugh. In an accident.

You're lucky you didn't have to replace the windshield as well. A rock popped up and cracked mine mid August. It took 3 months to get a new one installed (they had to have it shipped from Japan!).

Glad yours is fixed up.
by Kohler Controller
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: News and Main Toyota Rav4 EV Forum Discussions
Topic: Highest Mileage Gen 2 RAV4 EV
Replies: 15
Views: 32038

Re: Highest Mileage Gen 2 RAV4 EV

82,577! My overall range has dropped from 125 miles to 100 miles.
by Kohler Controller
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Powering the grid from your car
Replies: 51
Views: 89001

Re: Powering the grid from your car

The car already has a DC to DC converter to step down the voltage for the 12 volt battery. Depending on voltage, you just need find the correct voltage and amperage DC to DC converter needed (48 volt being preferred). Then connect to a grid interactive inverter such as Schneider Electric SW or Outb...

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