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MetroMPG 10-09-2018 11:33 AM

DIY: Tesla battery on a trailer doubles EV range, despite extra 1000 lbs
 
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This is awesome:


https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1539095410


(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.


Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb7vg08zluQ


Seen on: https://jalopnik.com/this-ev-nut-bui...ile-1829585212

MetroMPG 10-09-2018 11:40 AM

PS: EcoModder at heart!


He's got pizza pans ziptied onto his RAV4! :D

MetroMPG 10-09-2018 12:29 PM

Here's his build thread:

https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forum...14-192706.html

Correction - that appears to be adding extra cells within the vehicle. Same owner though.

Here's the discussion of his trailer:

https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forum...d.php?t=196321

And the builder's own YT channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/jimbo69ny

oil pan 4 10-09-2018 12:35 PM

When I put my empty flat bed trailer behind my leaf I lose about 10% of my range.

samwichse 10-09-2018 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 581153)
Here's the discussion of his trailer:


https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forum...d.php?t=196321

The comments on that thread remind me why I stopped going to diyelectriccar.

aerohead 10-17-2018 12:14 PM

trailer-range
 
If the 2020 DARKO trip works out,we'll have numbers for a gap-filled,aero trailer,which could hold the extra pack.
It's not inconceivable,that the Model S,P-100 I drove,with an aero'd range-extender trailer,could well exceed 620-miles range.


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