Toyota debuts US$50 000 allelectric RAV4 in Los Angeles

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Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota debuts US$50,000 RAV4 in Los Angeles

The RAV4 EV is the all-electric SUV available in the United

It’s been about two since Tesla and Toyota a partnership. and we’re now seeing the major fruit of their The RAV4 EV, the modern market’s all-electric SUV, will in dealerships in the coming months. used the 26th annual Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles to the production model.

So far, the electric vehicle has been dominated by small like the Nissan Leaf and i-Miev. The RAV4 is the first of the modern EV era to package electric in a larger SUV package. According to the RAV4 EV doesn’t even space for its electric components, the same available cargo as the standard gas-powered RAV4.

As that follows electric knows, there are two things really hold the market range and price. The RAV4 is no exception. In fact, at a starting of US$49,800 (before delivery it’s more a poster for high EV premiums.


The RAV4 EV’s range, has yet to be confirmed by the US Environmental Protection is estimated at 100 miles (161 km) pretty much the industry at this point.

The RAV4 EV may not the range of its gas-powered sibling, and its layout won’t give you the utility as the gas model’s available drive, but Toyota says other performance metrics are comparable. The RAV4 EV has two driving — Sport and Normal. mode opens up a 0-to-60 mph (97 time of seven seconds and a 100 mph km/h) top speed.

Normal mode sacrifices of that performance to better battery power toward range. The154-hp powertrain those numbers was developed by .

Toyota partnered with for the RAV4’s officially approved equipment. With the available charger, the RAV4 will get juiced up in about six hours. It also come with a charge cord for use as a back-up.

Like the demonstration vehicle. the RAV4 EV’s styling subtle distinctions from the RAV. It has a new front-end, new LED headlamps and electric badging, redesigned mirrors, and a distinct rear in back. Many of those were aimed at aerodynamically the RAV4’s body to get the most and performance.

Toyota says it has the lowest coefficient of any SUV.

Toyota launch the RAV4 in California by the end of the Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and San will serve as the initial markets. It plans to sell 2,600 models over the three years.

It’s to see the electric car market getting diverse, but for the kind of money you’d need to invest in a EV, you might be better off waiting for the Model X. which will better performance, more and an all-wheel-drive option.

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