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Old 11-20-2019, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
302hp total with 176hp from the ICE leaves 126hp from the battery, not bad. You should be able to get pretty good acceleration out of it without making the ICE turn on.
Peak power from the electric drive motor in the Prius is 53kW, while peak power from the combined gas+electric is 90kW. Whereas if you use the (bad) math of (peak combined power) - (peak ICE power), you only get 19kW for the electric motor, which is far below its actual peak power and really says nothing about its ability to accelerate the car without the ICE since that is dependent on torque. The non-plug-in RAV4 hybrid has an 88kW (118 hp) electric motor, per Toyota's website; the RAV4 Prime will have to have a significantly more powerful electric motor, since it has the same 2.5 liter "Dynamic Force" combustion engine as the regular hybrid.
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