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MetroMPG 10-09-2018 10:33 AM

DIY: Tesla battery on a trailer doubles EV range, despite extra 1000 lbs
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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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MetroMPG 10-09-2018 10:40 AM

PS: EcoModder at heart!

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

MetroMPG 10-09-2018 11:29 AM

Here's his build thread:

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

Here's the discussion of his trailer:

And the builder's own YT channel:

oil pan 4 10-09-2018 11:35 AM

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

samwichse 10-09-2018 02:17 PM


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

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

aerohead 10-17-2018 11:14 AM

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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