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Two First Generation RAV4-EVs for sale (2001 and 2002)

Discussion in 'Other Cars for Sale' started by adelman, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. adelman

    adelman R 539, S VIN S44, X Sig#1

    Apr 23, 2009
    Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.
    I've got way too many electric cars, and a Model X on order, and
    need to make some room in the garage. As such, I'm selling my and my
    wife's first-generation RAV4-EVs, and I have many extras that are
    available with them. They are available immediately and are located
    in the Santa Cruz, California area. I would assist in delivery either
    to you or to a professional shipper anywhere in the San Francisco Bay
    area and as far south as Salinas or Monterey.

    2001 RAV4-EV VIN J13GS10V510002088 asking $17,000
    Alpine CDE-1356BT Bluetooth/CD/Radio with Alpine MRV-F307 power amplifier
    41,463 miles as of 6/22/2013.
    Optima Yellow Top accessory battery tested 6/22/2013 30Ah @ 25A discharge to 10.5V.
    California HOV stickers provided, but not yet installed.

    Front windshield has a small chip on the passenger side which has not
    progressed in the years I have owned it. Car will be sold with a NIB
    Toyota OEM heated windshield and the trim you need to have it installed. At
    Buyer's option, I will have the new windshield installed now at no additional cost.
    Pictures at 2001 RAV4-EV for Sale

    2002 RAV4-EV VIN JT3GS10V720002507 asking $13,000
    Stock audio system.
    88,170 miles as of 6/22/2013.
    Optima Yellow Top accessory battery tested 6/22/2013 31.6Ah @ 25A discharge to 10.5V.
    Toyota OEM seat covers front and rear.
    California HOV stickers on vehicle.
    Pictures to follow when I get a chance to wash the car first. :)

    Both cars have always been garaged and never smoked in. They have
    all five floor mats (4 seats and rear cargo area) which have always
    been used and have protected the underlying carpet well.

    Both cars have rear bumper-hitches installed.

    Both cars come with one TAL charger with a wall bracket.

    Both cars have had the charge-port capacitor replaced with the upgraded unit.

    Both cars have lived their entire life in the Santa Cruz area and
    have not had their batteries subjected to more extreme temperature
    climates. Last we tested them (August 2012), no impedances were over
    8. Throughout their life they have been routinely "timer charged" to
    stop the charge near the top of the green in order to prevent high
    temperatures. Equalization cycles done occasionally and always before
    a long drive to prevent them from sitting at high SOC. I recently
    sold my third RAV4-EV at 120,000 miles with batteries still going
    strong. I will post more recent battery numbers as soon as I can
    obtain them.

    Both cars have Bridgestone Ecopia EP-02 tires.

    Neither car has ever been in an accident or had any body work.
    Both have minor scratches/dings as would be expected for their age.
    The interiors of both cars are very clean with the exception of the
    cargo area of the 2002 car, which is somewhat scraped up having been
    used, for, well, cargo.

    I also have the following extras, but am reserving them for
    purchase priority by whomever buys these cars. Prices to be
    negotiated, but a check for $30,000 gets you both cars *and* all of
    the extras.

    Set of Toyota OEM front brake pads (new).
    Four new tires (Bridgestone Ecopia EP-02).
    One pair of Toyota OEM roof racks (used).
    Spare rear bumper-hitch (new).
    Spare windshield and trim required for installation (heated windshield, NIB)
    Spare TAL charger (no wall mount bracket included with this third charger).
    2001 Service Manuals
    RAV4Info wiring hardness (no PDA)

    My name is Kenneth Adelman. Contact me directly at [email protected]
    Contact me directly at [email protected]
  2. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

    Feb 7, 2009
    If only the original RAV 4 EV could be charged on J1772, I might take you up on that.
  3. adelman

    adelman R 539, S VIN S44, X Sig#1

    Apr 23, 2009
    Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.
    I've done it. If you put the TAL charger upside-down behind the front passenger seat, the inductive paddle can reach the charge port through the front passenger window without removing the charger. That, and a J1772-to-NEMA 14-50 adapter is all you need.

    I know of at least one person working on engineering a 'native' J1772 solution. It involves adding a third-party charger and a J1772 port in the front, and interfaces into the car's computer systems to support automatic tapering and stopping of the charge. No ETA.

    Some updated information on these cars:

    Pictures for the 2002 car are now available at:

    2002 RAV4-EV for Sale

    Battery impedances for the 2001 car are all 7mOhms.
    Battery impedances for the 2002 car are 10 @ 7mOhms and 14 @ 6mOhms.

    (Photos of the tester are now included in the photo albums.)

    I *do* have a wall mount bracket for the third TAL charger.

    I also have a set of four Toyota OEM floor mats new in box. These mats are the correct part # for a 1997 gas RAV4, so they don't provide complete coverage where the transmission's intrusion into the floor area would be. Other than that, they fit real good.

  4. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009. EV miles: 233,000

    Jul 16, 2009
    Redmond, WA
    Rolo, I tried J1772 charging with my RAV4 when I had it. Unfortunately I sold the stuff when I sold my RAV4, but I am happy tell you where I got it and how it worked: just fine; my TAL had a 14-50 plug, the car pulls 27A and the J1772 stations provide 30A continuous - they are on 40A breakers. Stuffing the TAL in the car, rolling down the window and managing the adapters and cords is kind of fun once in good weather; fortunately we almost always just charged the RAV4 at home. I think the 14-50 adapter was about $200. Picking up Adelman's spare TAL might make this a little easier (always good to have a spare one of those anyway!). If you are going to charge away from home often, the native J1772 solution sounds perfect, although it has been a long time coming.

    Those impedance numbers look really nice. And there sure aren't many left with only 41k miles.
  5. roblab

    roblab Active Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Angwin (Napa Valley) CA
    Just some info from another site, about a 2003 RAV4EV:

    On Dec 1, 2018, at 12:45 PM, Kevin Landel <[email protected]> wrote:

    Hi All,

    I am going to “give" my RAV4 EV away. Details below. I would prefer that it goes to another RAV4 EV owner or enthusiast (i.e. one of you) to either refurbish or use for parts. Anything to keep it out of the crusher. I’m asking $250 OBO.

    If this all sounds familiar it’s because I tried to put it on eBay earlier this year, which was a spectacular failure (several bidders up to a ridiculous $4900, then no-show on the buyer. I suspect someone just gamed the system because, well… y’know).

    I will hopefully restore my trust in humanity (or at least the wonderful people on this list) if it goes to a good home.

    Updated info below. If you’re interested, please contact me off-list.

    858-414-0246 (text)

    For Sale - 2003 RAV4 EV Electric Vehicle, 105,702 miles, $250
    • Batteries are end-of-life
    • Still drives but turtle under moderate acceleration
    • Does not charge consistently nor completely
    • Has replaced charge capacitor
    • Includes portablized MagneCharger with broken paddle
    • Includes 2-inch receiver tow hitch and receiver ball
    • Includes Toyota repair manual

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