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Old 10-09-2018, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DIY: Tesla battery on a trailer doubles EV range, despite extra 1000 lbs

This is awesome:

(Screen shot from video, below.)

A RAV4 EV owner hacked a wrecked RAV to scavenge its battery pack & supporting structure to mount on a trailer to pull behind his car.

(We're talking about the most recent RAV EV, the joint partnership where Tesla guts went in a Toyota body. Not the old NiMH RAV.)

It's connected in parallel.

Highway range is about doubled.


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