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  • Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

    Was driving Sunday from Phoenix back to LA and saw a car carrier with 5 Toyota RAV4 EV's on it heading west towards CA. Keep an eye out on ebay there might be a few of them listed soon

    Man I would love to have one of those things!
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    moore101
    2000 Toyota Camry CNG
    FuelMaker Phill v1.0

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    Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

    Those things are way overpriced and the range probably sucks compared to the new EV's that will be coming out.

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    • #3
      Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

      Used Rav4 EV's are priced at what the market will bear---not unlike what is happening to used CNG vehicles (price one lately?). The Rav was (and still is) one of the nicest running Ev's ever built. It has proved to be very reliable and durable. For a vehicle of it's size, it's 100+ mile range, load carring capacity and speed is exceptional for a design that is over 10 years old. I would hope that the next batch of Ev's will have longer range and lower prices then the original $42,000 Rav4, but don't count on it until production and sales levels come up to a level the allows the economies of scale to come into play. Until recently, if you told anybody that you paid a $5,000+ premium for a Cavalier or a Civic so that it could run on compressed gas that is available in limited areas or had to be filled at home with an additional 5 to 8 thousand dollar compressor they would have looked at you like you had lost your mind. And as I own all of the above, I must have lost my mind many times over and I am still happy with the decisions I made

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        Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

        I'm happy with my decision too. Especially in the bay area where gas is 4.40 for regular.

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          Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

          I heard Ed Begley say that he plans to sell his RAV4 EV and then take the money and buy a new Phoenix. They are almost the same price!

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            Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

            What's a Phoenix? Is that a new vehicle?

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              Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

              YES, Electric
              http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com/index.php
              BLUE 09 GX

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              • #8
                Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

                I didn't know they were located in Southern CA:

                Phoenix Motorcars, Inc.
                401 S. Doubleday Avenue
                Ontario, CA 91761

                I live only about 15 min from them. Maybe will stop by next time I have a week day off.
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                moore101
                2000 Toyota Camry CNG
                FuelMaker Phill v1.0

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                  Re: Saw 5 RAV4 EV's on their way to CA

                  Yeah, the Phoenix has some pretty wicked technology behind it, but it's still priced too high for what you're getting.

                  We could start from scratch with an SUV (nice and cheap, these days) and give it similar specs for $10K less, maybe cheaper.

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