01 May '13, 8pm

2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Review

2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Review

Vehicle Facts 78 / 74MPGe 3 / 3.2L/100km BODY TYPE: SUV TECHNOLOGY: Electric BASE MSRP: $49,800 Toyota’s 2013 RAV4 EV is the automaker’s second go round of converting its small gasoline powered sport utility to an electric vehicle. From 1997 to 2003, 1,484 RAV4 EVs were leased or sold. Of those, Toyota says approximately 449 are still on the road. This time, rather than develop the electric RAV4 on its own, Toyota joined forces with upstart Silicon Valley electric carmaker Tesla Motors to co-develop and co-engineer the latest all-electric RAV4. Toyota was responsible for the vehicle’s design, ride and handling, safety systems and its human-machine interface. Tesla supplies the RAV’s electric drivetrain, including the battery and electric motor, which it shares with Tesla’s base Model S luxury sedan . Developed in a remarkably short 22 months, production is completed at the...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/2013-toyota-rav4-ev-review/

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