I'm not privy to how the forums are set up. JuneBug used to do it on the old forum of over a year ago but now says it's been put out of his reach too.Dr. Dyno
I have requested a separate category for the PRIME and was shot down. Can you please explain what the issue or issues might be for not creating one? Thanks!
Congrats on the SE!Dr Dyno,
That is kind of you.
The Rav 4 Prime SE will arrive at the Oregon Dealer between Aug 3-5
We purchased Southwest tickets for Friday, Aug 7th.
If you want to change the title the official date we get the keys will be Aug 7th.
I will take pictures and post.
Everything has fell into place. We got the financing today for 1.9% for 60 months and we hope to have her paid off in 2 1/2 years.
The vehicle is already on my insurance policy since I had to take the check today from the credit union.
The airport is an hour from the dealer and they are going to pick us up and have the battery fully charged and a full tank of gas.
We should be in and out in 15 minutes at the dealer since everything was done over the internet.
So much wrong information here.
There's several ways to make a CVT, and only one of them uses a belt and pulley. Toyota hybrids don't have any belts at all -- others have posted the videos as proof, so I'll leave it at that. Nissan also has something called a "toroidal CVT" which (as far as I know) they've only used in one vehicle, but also doesn't have a belt. I seem to remember something about them bringing it back for some future models, but don't quote me on that. And if you look outside of automobiles, there's a whole world of options for CVTs: cones, hydrostatics, magnetic power split devices, ratchets, and more.
Also, the non-hybrid ICE used in the RAV4 (and Camry and others) is actually considered to be an Atkinson cycle as well. The EPA has an incredible document on this engine here: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-04/documents/sae-2019-01-0249-benchmarking-2018-toyota-camry-2.5-liter-atkinson-cycle-engine-cooled-egr.pdf. Variable valve timing allows the engine to operate as an Atkinson cycle for efficiency while cruising, but then use Otto when needed for power. The Hybrid version of this engine always runs in the Atkinson cycle IIRC (with an even higher compression ratio), making up for the lack of power with the electric motors.
But no, there's no launch gear at all in these hybrids. There doesn't need to be, because the instant torque of the electric motors is enough. Toyota made a huge mistake with the "eCVT" nomenclature for their hybrid transmissions. It's technically correct, but leads to all sorts of confusion because the technology has absolutely nothing to do with the types of CVT you see in virtually every other car.
The video says nothing about that CVT being used in the Rav4 hybrid (or any other Toyota hybrid). I would ask you to show documentation that this tranny is used in the Rav4 hybrid but you can't because the eCVT in all Toyota hybrids uses a planetary gear set, no belt or launch gear.We're talking Toyota's new gen direct shift 6 speed CVT in a Rav4 hybrid, not a tranny in an electric only vehicle. Perhaps you missed the subtleties of the new '19-'20+ Toyo CVTs but the graphic shows the operation of it's metal push drive belt and demonstrates the existence as well as it's launch gear. Don't have to believe me, just your own lying eyes in the video.
Congrats on the SE!
Is that rate through Toyota Financial?
I set aside some money last year to buy the R4P, but seeing how low it is I might just drop it into the mortgage.