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Toyota RAV4 EV

0-60 MPH in Seven Seconds

BEACH, Calif. Aug. 2, /PRNewswire/ — Toyota Sales, USA. Inc. offered news media drive opportunities today for the RAV4 EV, an all-new, all-electric SUV in select California dealerships this summer. During the event, Toyota engineers the hood and shared developmental and details of this unique vehicle, while sales and executives discussed launch and strategy. Offering outstanding comfort and versatility RAV4 EV is to achieve an EPA-estimated driving rating of approximately 100 miles. It in approximately six hours on a 240V/40A

The RAV4 EV’s driving dynamics and cargo capacity are to or exceed the gas powered RAV4 V6, Bill Fay. Toyota group vice president and manager. Arriving fully-equipped an MSRP of $49,800. with combined federal and state of up to $10,000. the RAV4 EV is a practical, option for the EV enthusiast.

The RAV4 EV is the of a unique collaboration with Motors spurred by Akio president and CEO of Toyota Motor Twenty-two months after the announcement, Toyota and Tesla revealed the vehicle at Electric Symposium 26 in May 2012. To manage a compressed timetable, Toyota knew they’d need to be and flexible with development and They devised the eFAST (early field and suitability a new protocol specifically put in place for the EV to validate and confirm vehicle

The RAV4 EV combines a Tesla and produced battery and electric with Toyota’s most SUV model. The collaborative team set its on optimizing the customer experience. remote charging options to comfort to futuristic interactive the RAV4 EV combines the practical of a compact SUV with aerodynamic and an electric powertrain for the longest EPA driving range rating of any EV.

Developing the RAV4 EV with gave us the opportunity to work a leading-edge Silicon Valley said Greg Bernas. engineer for Toyota Engineering and Tesla brought their EV expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. We our customer first focus and of production experience to the project. It always an easy process but I we succeeded in blending our strengths and from one another.

Power and Performance

The Toyota EV offers an exceptionally smooth, ride and comfortable handling due in to its low coefficient of drag and low center of In fact, at 0.30 Cd, RAV4 EV the lowest coefficient of drag of any SUV in the Compared with the gas powered at 0.35 Cd, Toyota re-styled the bumper, upper and lower side mirrors, rear and under body design to air flow around the vehicle. The EV’s battery pack is low and to the center of the vehicle, contributing to a sedan-like ride.

The front drive RAV4 EV allows to select from two distinctly drive modes, Sport and In Sport mode, the vehicle 0-60 mph in just 7.0 seconds and has a track speed of 100 mph. mode achieves 0-60 mph in 8.6 with a maximum track of 85 mph. Maximum output the electric powertrain is 154 HP (115kW).

The EV has two charge modes Standard and In standard mode, the high battery charges up to 35 kWh and the vehicle is to achieve an EPA-estimated driving rating of 92 miles. Extended allows the battery to charge to its capacity of 41.8 kWh, an anticipated EPA-estimated driving of 113 miles. Standard mode is to optimize battery life range.

The RAV4 EV’s battery and thermal management provide consistent vehicle in a variety of climates vs. competitor vehicles. The liquid-cooled battery is a for Toyota.

EV Range Optimization

engineers devised a number of to help optimize the available EV on the Toyota RAV4 EV. The climate system has three modes allow the driver to select preferred level of comfort and EV range. In NORMAL mode, the control system operates in the manner as a conventional vehicle and the maximum comfort level, but draws the most power, in turn reduces the EV range. ECO LO is recommended to achieve a balance of comfort and improved range reduced power consumption of the compressor and/or electric In cold weather, ECO LO also activates and controls the seat to optimal levels based on the thermal conditions. ECO HI further blower, compressor and heater and also automatically activates the heaters if necessary. The use of ECO LO can reduce the control system power up to 18 percent compared with while ECO HI offers up to 40 percent reduction compared to NORMAL. use of either ECO LO or ECO HI mode extends the EV driving range.

Remote Climate Control drivers to pre-cool or pre-heat the prior to driving while the is plugged-in, which conserves charge and EV range. The Remote Control system can be set by a timer on the display. It can also be activated a smart phone.

The unique designed cooperative regenerative system works to minimize the kinetic energy loss stopping. The system recovers the and converts it to electrical energy, recharges the battery and extends range. The vehicle slows while energy is captured. The of cooperative regenerative braking driving range by up to 20 percent.

The EV incorporates all of the safety features of the model: for the front occupants are advanced airbags seat-mounted airbags, and active headrests. and second row roll-sensing side airbags are also standard.

all Toyotas, the RAV4 EV comes with the STAR Safety On this vehicle this Enhanced Vehicle Stability (VSC), Traction Control Anti-lock Brake System Electronic Brake-force Distribution Brake Assist (BA) and Stop Technology (SST). EV also comes with a three-year trial subscription to Safety Connect , which Emergency Assistance, Stolen Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Collision Notification.

There are safety features that are to the RAV4 EV. The battery modules are in a structural pack surrounded by a extruded aluminum enclosure. aluminum rocker extrusions act as a attachment between the enclosure and the as well as provide further protection. In addition, the chassis is designed to help protect the and inverter assemblies in the event of a A rigid inverter protection bridges the gap between the body cross member and the front member to mitigate inverter by keeping the two members at a set distance each other during a crash. Special steel built into the front of the serve to deflect intrusion the battery enclosure. In a rear the battery’s rear mounting can separate the battery from the further protecting the battery from intrusion.

As is the case with all Toyota vehicles, there are multiple systems in place to automatically against the unintentional discharge of In the event of an accident, electrical automatically open, quickly the battery from the rest of the system. After the contacts active and passive discharge are employed to remove any remaining from the high-voltage system five seconds in compliance Federal Motor Vehicle Standards.

A prime design for all Toyota, Lexus and Scion featuring traction batteries is to battery structural integrity and isolation internal to the battery, Sheldon Brown. executive manager for Toyota Engineering and North America. The RAV4 EV and chassis are designed as a system to against battery ‘isolation during a crash, meaning the energy is completely contained the battery preventing any conductive to the vehicle body. Electrical and chassis are designed as a system to occupants, first responders and the pack itself.

In addition to accident protections, the RAV4 EV is with multiple systems to protect and maintain a proper of charge on the battery. For example, the charger is equipped with a voltage limiter to prevent the battery. To prevent over the air conditioning system and driving will be limited at defined low of Charge, prompting the driver a warning in the meter display to the vehicle into a power Finally, the battery system is to handle a lengthy period of At a 50% state of charge the RAV4 EV can sit charging for approximately one year no permanent loss of function. If the pack does become its 12-volt battery will the vehicle to turn on and shift neutral. If the 12 volt battery is depleted it can be jumped.


On the exterior, RAV4 EV features LED low beam projector headlights halogen projector high A manual leveling system drivers to redirect the headlights the vehicle changes significantly in due to a heavy load. Five LEDs make up the daytime lights, which dim to parking The rear combination lights are accented by a unique light outer lens. Other variations from the gasoline RAV4 include new exterior on the front, rear and the front panel utilizing the signature environmental blue.

The vehicle will be available in summer in three exterior Blizzard Pearl, Shoreline Pearl and Classic Silver . Fleet units also be available in Super White. The features a unique Neutron woven with a subtle and blue accent, on the seat and door trim.


Inside, a six-way adjustable includes variable front heaters, which extend coverage to the occupant’s upper The seat heaters help the need for the climate control heat operation saving and increasing EV range. The split rear seats with center arm rest fold for increased cargo space, a total cargo capacity to the conventional RAV4 of 73 cu. ft. behind the seats. No interior space is in the vehicle due to EV components.

The highlight of the is a Toyota first; the IntelliTouch touch screen, featured on the 8-inch navigation screen and control panel. The 8-inch, responsive touch- screen a state of the art graphic display, split screen capability for Entune and EV applications, and EV drive and settings designed specifically for the EV. The touch screen also map panning and list scrolling via operation similar to an iPhone . The control panel features capacitive touch sensor and a 5.7-inch display screen. is standard (with three complimentary access to Entune along with SiriusXM Radio (with 3-month subscription to XM Select package), radio, Bluetooth streaming and USB port with iPod

An all-new meter cluster the power meter, driving battery gauge, speedometer, indicator and multi-information display. The display color illuminates red the vehicle is operating in sport and blue in normal driving The multi-information display scrolls six different screens that driver-performance feedback including range, trip efficiency, ECO coach, CO2 reduction and AUX power.

range displays an estimated according to the amount of charge in the traction battery along the current air condition setting. The will adjust based on the of the air conditioning.

Trip efficiency displays the power consumption in intervals of minutes during a trip. displays average power since the function was reset as as current power consumption.

Eco evaluates the level of eco-sensitive according to acceleration, speed and and displays an overall score.

CO2 displays the amount of CO2 reduced to a conventional gasoline vehicle. The is displayed as a growing tree.

AUX displays average 12-volt power consumption since the was reset and the current trip’s battery power consumption.

Toyota RAV4 EV

The Intellitouch Navigation screen EV system screens that customers understand and maximize driving range. The EV Charging lets customers schedule the vehicle will charge and pre-climate conditioning based on time. Charging can be scheduled one at a time or on a weekly basis. A Map specifically designed by Toyota for the EV, allows customers to see how far they can for roundtrip or one-way trip on their available electric A Charging Station Map EV app allows to locate nearby charging

Charging Equipment and Sales

Toyota’s approved electric supplier equipment provider is Leviton offers multiple for charging solutions. For the shortest time of approximately six hours, offers a custom 240V 2), 40A, 9.6 kW output charging For more information visit The vehicle comes equipped a 120V (Level 1) 12A charging for instances when the recommended (Level 2) charging is not available.

The EV will go on sale in late 2012 through select dealers, focusing on major markets. Service for the RAV4 EV only be available at these RAV4 EV dealers. Sales is planned for approximately 2,600 through 2014. The battery is for eight years or 100,000

The RAV4 EV is expected to qualify for a rebate through the Clean Rebate Program in California and is eligible for a $7,500 Federal Tax The vehicle will qualify for the High Occupancy Vehicle lane white sticker

We believe that the RAV4 EV attract sophisticated early adopters, much like the Prius, said Bill Toyota division group president and general manager. designed for consumers who prioritize the and appreciate performance. We look to seeing how the market responds.

the RAV4 EV’s distinctive marketing will focus on to demonstrate the vehicle’s technology and RAV4 EV as a credible product the EV enthusiast community. Focused outreach with target EV and highlight product attributes as driving range, performance and

In July 2010. Toyota Corporation and Tesla Motors announced an agreement to develop an version of the RAV4, with the to bring the vehicle to market in Tesla contributed its EV technology daring spirit, quick making and flexibility. Toyota design, engineering, manufacturing and expertise. In an industry where cycles are typically five Toyota and Tesla brought a product to market in less half that time.


May 2010 announce collaboration to develop vehicles, parts, production and engineering support

July Toyota/Tesla announce development of EV

November 2010 Toyota RAV4 EV Phase Zero at LA Auto Show

February Tesla begins delivery of 31 RAV4 EV Phase Zero program vehicles

April Toyota provides first drive opportunity of Phase demonstration program vehicle at Sustainable Mobility Seminar

2011 Toyota/Tesla announce EV manufacturing location — Motor Manufacturing Canada, Woodstock, Ontario

May 2012 RAV4 EV revealed at Electric Symposium 26

SOURCE Toyota Sales, USA. Inc.

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