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In Detail: Toyota RAV4 EV

no secret that our site follows every move of Motors. They have launched an all-electric sports to critical acclaim. They a stimulating and opinionated CEO that sends rockets into

They’re bold enough to the pundits and often come out on So, while this story has in its title, it’s important to that the RAV 4 EV wouldn’t have possible without Tesla.

The RAV 4 EV Toyota’s surname, but its DNA comes the Silicon Valley startup, Motors. With a $50 million in 2010, Toyota consummated its with Tesla. Later year, another $60 million was announced with plans of an between the two.

With a growing family Toyota let Tesla move in its NUMMI plant where had spent the better part of the through the late 2000s cars in a joint venture GM. The NUMMI plant was perfect for the new Tesla could keep its close to their Palo headquarters and Toyota could use of a production facility they no needed.

What Toyota did however, was an all-electric zero-emissions to be able to continue selling in California. By 2025, 15.4% of all new sold in California must be a emissions vehicle (ZEV). In automakers are coming out with the industry is calling compliance or cars that satisfy minimum requirements put forth by the Air Resources Board (CARB).

While Toyota has the ever-growing arsenal, none of those are ZEV, so they needed in the short-term to start building up to 15.4% fleet requirement. 2025, these compliance will be sold to build up credits to use when the legislation live.

So why did the collaboration yield an compact SUV in the form of a RAV4? was chosen because it was already built in North America Canada), a requirement set by Toyota’s CEO Toyoda. The RAV4 also had a amount a space to fix a battery, allowing for reasonable range.

the RAV4 was already part of an EV back in the late 90s. were produced back and some are still on the road

This time around the EV has guts. The RAV4’s ground allows for the massive slab of cells to be packaged under the without requiring major to the interior of the vehicle. This space let engineers pack in a ion pack with 41.8 kWh of than the base battery in the S. And speaking of the Model S, the RAV4 EV has the electric motor, but detuned, of

154 hp might not sound like a but it’s important to make the that it power comes an AC induction electric motor, feels much different 154 hp from a gas engine.

Toyota RAV4 EV

In addition to the large battery, sought to shave the drag from .35 to a car-like .30. The mirrors were taken from the Korean Camry, to on drag. The result is an EPA-rated of 103 miles; 78 MPGe city, 74 highway, and 76 MPGe combined.

Far the Honda Fit EV’s 118 MPGe, but the size, we’d say this is good.

Charging times are 6 hours on a 240V quick station. Unfortunately, Tesla will not be available.

Toyota and will only make units through the end of 2014, on the 2012 RAV4, not the all-new redesign. The price will be pre-incentive. Incentives include a rebate through California’s Vehicle rebate program and a Federal Tax Credit.

Another incentive includes to California’s HOV lane, which has been working well for EVs. Those who would lease can get a 36-month lease for per month with $3,499 due at

We’re excited to see more EVs on the regardless of their sales Increase in public awareness, in technology, and more options for EV will only further the of this technology. We applaud the partnership of the two very different and hope that the shared will only serve to future green-conscious collaborations in the industry.

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