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I've just watched a videos on YouTube about the 2020 model and host mentioned the air conditioning unit operates off the battery like one in the Prius. People can sleep in their Prius in the summer with the air conditioning unit running off the battery. The engine only turns on about 5 minutes every hour to top up the battery.
Are all hybrid RAV able to do that and if not, which model year can operate like that? Thank you!
 

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It's how Hybrid Synergy Drive operates. Whatever has it, works same way.
The only caveat is NOT to leave vehicle in ACC or Neutral. That'll kill hybrid battery.
 

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It's how Hybrid Synergy Drive operates. Whatever has it, works same way.
The only caveat is NOT to leave vehicle in ACC or Neutral. That'll kill hybrid battery.
I appreciate your reply. By "kill hybrid battery" do you mean it will completely discharge the battery or do you mean the discharge/charge cycles will kill the battery?
 

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It will discharge battery. Battery does not charge in Neutral or in ACC, when various electric devices run off hybrid battery.
 
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