Rav4 EV Specifications
The 2012 Rav4 EV uses a Tesla designed battery and motor in it’s powertrain.
The electric motor supplied by Tesla is an AC induction motor. A fixed-gear transaxle has a gear ratio of 9.73 to 1.
Rav4 EV Weight
The 2012 Rav4 EV weighs 4,030 lbs which is around 470 pounds more than the front wheel drive gasoline powered Rav4 v6.
Rav4 Electric battery pack
The 2012 Rav4 electric’s battery pack is a 386 volt lithium ion battery comprised of 4500 cells and rated at 41.8 kWh. Maximum output is 129 kW. The Rav 4 EV has an onboard 10kW charger with a max input of 40 amps. The pack weighs 840 lbs and since the weight is below the floorboards, it actually provides better handling than the conventional 2012 Rav 4.
Charging the Rav4 Electric
The Rav4 EV has 2 charge modes: Standard, and Extended. In standard, the battery charges up only to about 35 kWh and the vehicle would have an EPA range of 92 miles. In extended mode, the battery is allowed to charge to its full 41.8kWh capacity which provides an EPA range of 113 miles.
Standard mode is designed to increase and optimize battery life over range. However, Toyota’s battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles covers the pack regardless of the mix of charge modes used over the pack’s life.
The battery pack in the Rav4 EV is located below the floorplan so the electric SUV’s cargo space of 34.6 cubic geet is the same as its gasoline sibling.