2001 Toyota RAV4 EV (28 May 2008)

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2001 Toyota RAV4 EV

Source: private party Anytown, U.S.A.

Posted: 28 May 2008

Specs Details Exterior Color: white

Interior Color: gray

Miles Driven: 47788

Sold For: $89,200

About This 2001 Toyota RAV4


Body interior in great shape too — just a bit of minor scuffing on the left front bumper.

Here’s lots of great info from the web: The RAV4 EV is a practical and functional SUV and the unique battery placement does not compromise the storage space. Unlike some electric vehicles, this car has room for 5 passengers, plus cargo space in the rear. The dashboard is just like a regular car and the amenities are similar.

This car offers heat air conditioning, power windows door locks, Anti-Lock Brakes, Dual Front Air Bags, AM/FM/Cassette Player and much more.

Standard on all RAV4-EVs: split fold-down rear seats, dual airbags, adjustable-height front seatbelt anchors, heated windshield, rear-window wiper and defogger, heated driver and front-passenger seats, alloy wheels, power-operated side mirrors, windows and door locks and a heat-pump type air conditioner with timer and pre-heat/pre-cool settings.

The RAV4-EV is powered by a maintenance-free permanent magnet motor producing 50kW of power (equivalent to a 67-horsepower gasoline engine) from 3,100-4,600 rpm and 190Nm of torque (approximately 140 lb./ft.) from 0-1,500 rpm. Since an electric motor produces peak torque immediately off of idle, the RAV4-EV accelerates well from a standing start, with a zero-to-60 mph performance of about 18 seconds (vs 11 or so for a gas engine) and an electronically managed top speed of 78 mph. The motor drives the front wheels through a single speed transaxle.

Rotating the motor backwards activates reverse gear.

Energy storage is provided by a sealed, maintenance-free nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack. Comprised of 24 individual 12-volt modules, the pack produces 288 volts. To achieve a low center of gravity and minimize intrusion into the passenger compartment, the NiMH battery pack is located under the floor.

An inductive charging system has been adopted for 1999 and later RAV4-EVs, allowing relocation of the main charging components from the vehicle to an external charger, reducing vehicle weight and complexity. Full re-charging takes about five to six hours and provides an approximate maximum driving range of 126 miles. In most real-world driving conditions, however, actual range will be about 100 miles.

The RAV4 EV braking system features solid aluminum front discs, steel rear drums, integral anti-lock system (ABS) and a sophisticated regenerative system which returns energy to the batteries when the vehicle is coasting or braking. Efficiency of this system extends the vehicle s operating range to approximately 25 percent more in city driving than on the highway, when the brakes are not used as frequently.

Toyota Motor Corporation discontinued production of the RAV4 Electric Vehicle worldwide in the spring of 2003. The vehicle sold far faster than expected, and after just eight months the retail program was terminated. There was very little advertising, and few people knew that they were ever available.

In the US RAV4 EVs were only available for sale at a relatively few selected dealers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco regions beginning in 1997.

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Toyota RAV4 EV

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