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Tesla logo under the hood of new Toyota RAV4 EV

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by ToddRLockwood, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. ToddRLockwood

    ToddRLockwood Active Member

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    I was curious how the two companies would handle this. Nice Solution. And great for Tesla.

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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Where did you find that photo, I think that's from the prototype, unless it was added back on the production as a last minute thing I think the only Tesla markings are on the underside of the vehicle
     
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    I can verify these photos are of the prototype, and they also deleted the "powered by Tesla" on the dashboard at power up! Any remaining logos of Tesla on this vehicle are very discreet, and almost all are eliminated.
     
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    #4 ToddRLockwood, Oct 18, 2012
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    Found them here... Electric Ute: Toyota Reveals 2012 RAV4 EV

    Since Toyota apparently did this "reveal", I assume they're ok with the logo as pictured. The association certainly doesn't hurt Toyota, but I can understand why they wouldn't want something on the outside of the car or on the dash. Under the hood is appropriate.
     
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    It's even the old Tesla shield logo. Leftover from the Roadster PEMs.

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    Would be nice to document all the Tesla branding on the new RAV4EV with pictures on these pages.

    Maybe they do a peel-off sticker like those smothered all over a new laptop.
     
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    There is a "Tesla T" logo stamped into the sheet metal of the top of the battery pack.
     
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    Do you know if the Rav4 pack enclosure is made out of aluminum? It looks like it to me from all of the pics I have seen. The Model S pack looks to be made out of steel.
     
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    Here is a picture of the production car under the hood. No Tesla logos that I saw with a cursory inspection. I was not really looking for logos.

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    Which pics are you talking about? I'm not aware of any public photos of the production Rav4 EV battery pack. I was told the Model S pack is aluminum.
     
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    I don't know what it is made out of, but I did find a logo under the Rav4 in this image.

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    qwk Model S P2681

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    The pics I was reffering to were from the prototype rav4. The modular case design that Tesla also used in the Mercedes prototype.

    The model S battery pics are in this article.

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    Wow, that is awfully low to the ground!!
     
  13. ToddRLockwood

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    Hard to believe those two engine bay photos are both the RAV4 EV! Looks like they relocated everything in the production version. I guess that big Tesla nameplate was for the car show circuit only.
     
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    They're very different vehicles. The "prototype" had a Roadster drivetrain (with Roadster PEM under the hood) and a modular battery pack strapped under the chassis. The production vehicle has a purpose built battery pack and a Model S motor and inverter.
     
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    That battery pack placement looks like something I would expect to see on junkyard wars, not on a production vehicle. Wow.
     
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    The angle of the picture makes it look worse than it does in person.
     

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