Almost 2 years ago Toyota announced it would be re-introducing the Toyota Rav4 EV, and now as we are getting closer and closer to launch, Toyota is releasing more details.
The MSRP for the full equipped Toyota Rav4 electric vehicle is $49,800. Toyota is claiming the vehicle will be available before the end of 2012.
Toyota claims the Rav4 EV has a range of 100 miles, and that you will be able to charge it from empty in about 6 hours on a 240 volt 40 amp charger. The new Rav4 EV has led and halogen headlights and special emblems on the outside that Toyota says are environmental blue.
With the battery and powertrain in the new Rav4 EV being designed by Tesla, the new Rav4 EV appears to be simply a compliance EV – built to satisfy new vehicle manufacturer regulations in California.
Rumors are the Rav4 EV will be lease only, but the official press release says the car will go on sale in late summer 2012 through select dealers in 4 California markets.
At %49,800, Toyota hopes to sell 2600 Rav4 electric vehicles in the next 3 years.