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Electric RAV4 Rolls Off Toyota Line
6/5/2012

Toyota's RAV4 EV is a niche vehicle for sophisticated early adopters. (Source: Toyota)
Toyota's RAV4 EV is a niche vehicle for sophisticated early adopters.
(Source: Toyota)

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Charles Murray
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Re: Alternate thought on "price"
Charles Murray   6/8/2012 5:56:27 PM
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Good points, Dennis. When a Tesla Roadster owner recently bricked his battery, Tesla offered him a "friends and family" price of $40,000 to replace it.

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Re: Alternate thought on "price"
Jack Rupert, PE   6/10/2012 1:29:30 PM
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I'm just trying to get the full picture of the cost and I don't know enough about the recharging processes.  The article says that the Leaf's battery is 24KWh.  Are the process losses insignificant enough to deterimine the recharge price by multiplying the current rate (in this case 0.12) by the battery capacity?

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Bunter   6/11/2012 3:41:04 PM
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Thanks Charles, I appreciate your feedback.

I'm far from an expert in these matters but I feel a key to good engineering (and most decision making problems...govt anyone) is asking the right questions, probing in the corners, pulling stuff apart.

Cheerio,

Dennis

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Re: Alternate thought on "price"
Bunter   6/11/2012 3:45:46 PM
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Hi Jack,

Not sure I,m following your thought train.

When I've been talking about price it has been with referance to vehicle manufacturing and retail prices and the cost of the battery pack (battery, housing, cooling controls).

I've not been looking at the cost of recharging.

Regards,

Dennis

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Re: Alternate thought on "price"
Jack Rupert, PE   6/15/2012 3:37:16 PM
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I was just trying to point out that there is an additional component to the price calculation, especially with respect to the retail market where the EV's are being compared agains more convention models. 

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