DIY RAV4-ev Quick Charger

Discussion in 'RAV4 EV' started by hill, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. hill

    hill High Fiber Member

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    Toyota, totally dropping the ball on their RAV4-ev's ability to directly QUICK charge it's DC traction pack has been cured. No, not by Toyota ... by their fans;

    Reader Rides: Quick Charging a 2012 Toyota Rav4 EV with CHAdeMO | Transport Evolved

    I do love me some irony. That's why this article was cool. Toyota published negative ads damning Plugins because you need "to have 4 hours to kill". Had Toyota done a better job .... and required Tesla (maker of their RAV4-ev guts) to install quick charging capability in their RAV4 plugin in the 1st place - they wouldn't be able to bitch about 4 hour charging. But then, that would steal their thunder ... so in Toyotas thinking ... maybe that was a good thing. Maybe the whole issue with Toyota is dead anyway - since they chose to "re-kill" the electric car. Such a pity.
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