One of the most impressive vehicles to come
out in 2012 was the all new Toyota Rav 4 EV. Not everyone
knows about it, but this small SUV gives us an idea of what SUV's
will look like in the future. The Rav 4EV is an all new electric
version of the original RAV 4 SUV made by Toyota. With the
incredible fuel efficiency that it offers, it looks like it will be
a vehicle that will be in high demand for people looking to save
money at the gas station. This vehicle was released in the United
States in September 2012.
Toyota partnered up with Tesla Motors to create the all
new Rav 4 EV. This was not the first time that Toyota
decided to release an all electric SUV. Toyota manufactured the
first Rav 4 EV in 1997 and stopped production in 2003.The RAV 4 EV
was created in order to meet the Zero-emissions vehicle mandate set
by the state of California at that time. The first generation of
Rav 4 EV had a top speed of 80 Miles per hour and a driving range
of an average of 100 miles with one full charge of its batteries.
One full charge of the first generation Rav 4 EV took five 5 hours.
One of the interesting facts about this vehicles is that when it
first came out it was only available for three year fleet lease,
which means that it was not for safe to the public.
When the new generation of RAV 4 EV came out, it was only
made available to residents in California. It is currently
being sold only at dealerships in the areas of San Diego, Los
Angeles, and San Francisco. The seconds generation of RAV 4 EV has
two different charging modes. The Standard driving mode allows the
car to be driven for about 92 miles before it will need another
recharge. The Extended driving mode allows to battery to fully
charge allowing for a driving range of 113
Toyota and Tesla have done an incredible job creating a
vehicle that is extremely economical without sacrificing all the
other options in the regular RAV 4 version. The Rav 4 EV
also comes with standard options like navigation, air
conditioning, power brakes and steering. The starting
price of the RAV 4 EV is $49,800,but that is
without any of the available government incentives. Toyota also
offers its customers a 36 month lease at $599 per month. If you are
looking to save money on gas and at the same time own an SUV
the 2012 Rav 4 EVO is a great option for you.