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Anyone know how many individual cells are in a RAV4 EV battery pack?

Hi-

I just bought a RAV4 EV. Great car, very happy with it. I get lots of questions about the batteries...how many are there, how big are they?

Does anyone know how many individual cells are in a RAV4 EV battery pack? Or either version of the Model S for that matter?

For the RAV4 I saw the number "about 4500". I really doubt they throw batteries in and say that's about right...it must be an exact number.

Thanks
Mike

Trade secret, proprietary information. Ask Toyota.

6800 in the Model S

I just bought a Rav4 EV too. It is a 40kWhr pack so I would assume that Tesla used the same batteries as the 40kWhr pack they were going to use for the Model S. From what I have gathered so far, it is a Model S drivetrain. There was a Rav4 EV at the LA auto show and the motor and inverter are Model S. the Zero to 60 time in sport mode is 7 seconds which sounds like the base Model S.

About.

From Wikipedia:

"The battery pack is a 386V lithium ion battery pack comprising about 4,500 cells and rated at 41.8 kW·h of usable energy at full charge, with a maximum power output of 129 kW. The RAV4 EV features a 10 kW onboard charger (SAE J1772 240V, 40A input).[14] The battery pack is located below the floorpan, reducing the ground clearance as compared with the gasoline-powered version by a couple of inches, but the electric SUV's cargo space of 36.4 cubic feet (1.03 m3) is the same as its gasoline sibling. The battery pack weights 840 lb (380 kg) and because is located in the lowest part of the vehicle, the lower center of gravity provides a better handling than the conventional Toyota RAV4.[3]

Toyota electric car badge used in the RAV4 EV
The RAV4 EV has two charge modes: Standard and Extended. In standard mode, the high voltage battery charges only up to 35 kWh and Toyota expected the electric SUV to achieve an EPA driving range rating of 92 mi (148 km) for this charging mode. Extended mode allows the battery to charge to its full usable capacity of 41.8 kWh, providing an expected EPA driving range of 113 mi (182 km) according to Toyota estimates.[14] The EPA rated just one range of 103 mi (166 km).[5] Standard mode is designed to optimize battery life over range; however, the 8-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty cover the packs regardless of the mix of charge modes over the pack’s life. However, due to EPA's procedures, Toyota expects the Monroney label to show the combined range of 103 mi (166 km).[3][14]"

Thanks guys..."4500" sounds about right.

Very cool to see how much of the components are reused from the S. Good to know in case it ever needs any service.

As far as I know I'm the only one in upstate New York.

Mike


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