Toyota RAV4 - $49,800 - Available: 2012-2013

Toyota RAV4 EV

Posted 12.10.2012 in Directory by Christopher

The second generation Toyota RAV4 EV is the result of the Toyota and Tesla Motors collaboration to create a SUV that will conform to California's zero emission requirements. The RAV 4 EV is powered by a Tesla electric powertrain offering up to 273 lb-ft of torque. Top speed in normal mode is 85 mph, with a sport mode that will achieve 100 mph. Range is a respectable 103 miles.

An onboard 240v 10 kW charger provides a 6 hour recharge to the 41.8 kWh battery, a significant boost versus the 6.6kW charger typical in this price range.

At a base price of $49,800, Toyota is not aiming to make the car a sales leader, but purchasers who want an EV without sacrificing utility, interior space or convenience may find the RAV4 an interesting option.

RAV4 EV owners won't have to give up any cargo or interior space, since the RAV4 EV’s design is the same size as the conventional RAV4. Toyota restyled the front bumper, upper and lower grill, side mirrors, rear spoiler, and under body to maximize air flow around the vehicle. The RAV4 EV is a SUV lover's answer to a more eco-friendly commute and keeps all the features of a normal SUV, but mixes it with the radical and new electric technology.

 

 

Electric Range: 103

Total Range: 103

Combined MPGe: 76

Battery Capacity: 41.8 kWh


 

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