It lets you put lots of cargo in the back. And it
lets you put gas stations in the rear view mirror — permanently. It's
the RAV4 EV — the electric version of Toyota's phenomenally popular SUV.
And it's coming your way soon. Now you can have total versatility,
- Anticipated EPA driving range rating of approximately 100 miles
- Impressive dynamic performance: 0-60 mph acceleration in 7.0 seconds; lower center of gravity for impressive handling
- Lowest drag coefficient of any SUV in the world
- Size/utility of a small SUV – no cargo space lost vs. RAV4 (36.4 cu. ft.)
We are happy to announce that we are one of the 20 few selected dealership in California Region able to provide you with RAV4 EV in our showroom. Compared with the gas-powered RAV4, Toyota re-styled the front bumper,
upper and lower grill, side mirrors, rear spoiler, and under body design
to optimize air flow around the vehicle. The RAV4 EV’s battery pack is
mounted low and to the center of the vehicle, contributing to a more
No interior space is lost in the vehicle due to EV components, with
total cargo capacity equivalent to the conventional RAV4 of 73 cu. ft.
behind the front seats.
The highlight of the interior is a Toyota first; the IntelliTouch
capacitive touch screen, featured on both the 8-inch navigation screen
and climate control panel. The 8-inch, high-resolution, responsive
touch- screen features a graphic display, with split screen capability
for navigation, Entune and EV applications, and EV drive information and
settings designed specifically for the RAV4 EV. The touch screen also
allows map panning and list scrolling via flick operation similar to an
iPhone. The climate control panel features IntelliTouch capacitive touch
sensor controls and a 5.7-inch display screen.
An all-new meter cluster includes the power meter, driving range,
battery gauge, speedometer, shift indicator and multi-information
display. The dash display color illuminates red when the vehicle is
operating in sport mode and blue in normal driving mode.
The multi-information display scrolls through six different screens
that provide driver-performance feedback including driving range, trip
efficiency, efficiency, ECO coach, CO2 reduction, and AUX power:
- Driving range displays an estimated range according to the
amount of charge remaining in the traction battery along with the current air
condition setting. The range will adjust based on the setting of the air
- Trip efficiency displays the average power consumption in
intervals of five minutes during a trip. Efficiency displays average power
consumption since the function was reset as well as current power consumption.
- Eco coach evaluates the level of eco-sensitive driving
according to acceleration, speed and braking and displays an overall score.
- CO2 reduction displays the amount of CO2 reduced compared to
a conventional gasoline vehicle. The reduction is displayed as a growing tree.
- AUX power displays average
12V battery power consumption since the function was reset
The Premium Intellitouch Navigation screen features EV system screens
that help customers understand and maximize their driving range.
- The EV charging schedule lets customers schedule when the vehicle
will charge and activates pre-climate conditioning based on departure
time. Charging can be scheduled one charge at a time or on a weekly
- A Range Map specifically designed by Toyota for the RAV4 EV, allows
customers to see how far they can travel for roundtrip or one-way trip
based on their available electric range.
- A Charging Station Map EV app allows customers to locate nearby charging stations.
The front-wheel-drive RAV4 EV allows drivers to select from
two distinctly different drive modes, Sport and Normal. In Sport mode, the
vehicle reaches 0-60 mph in just 7 seconds and has a maximum track speed of 100
mph. Normal mode achieves 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds with a maximum track speed of
85 mph. Maximum output from the electric powertrain is 154 hp (115kW).
The RAV4 EV has two charge modes – Standard and Extended. In
standard mode, the high voltage battery charges up to 35 kWh and the vehicle is
expected to achieve an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 92 miles. Extended
Mode allows the battery to charge to its full capacity of 41.8 kWh, providing
an anticipated EPA-estimated driving range of 113 miles. Standard mode is
designed to optimize battery life over range.
The RAV4 EV’s battery and thermal management systems provide
consistent vehicle performance in a variety of climates and the liquid-cooled
battery is a first for Toyota.
Toyota engineers devised a number of strategies to help
optimize the available EV range on the Toyota RAV4 EV. The climate control
system has three modes which allow the driver to select their preferred level
of comfort and EV driving range.
In NORMAL mode, the climate control system operates in the
same manner as a conventional vehicle and provides the maximum comfort level,
but also draws the most power, which in turn reduces the EV range.
ECO LO mode is recommended to achieve a balance of cabin
comfort and improved range through reduced power consumption of the blower, compressor
and/or electric heater. In cold weather, ECO LO also automatically activates
and controls the seat heaters to optimal levels based on the cabin thermal
ECO HI further reduces blower, compressor and heater levels
and also automatically activates the seat heaters if necessary. The use of ECO
LO can reduce the climate control system power consumption up to 18 percent
compared with NORMAL while ECO HI offers up to 40 percent power reduction
compared to NORMAL. Thus use of either ECO LO or ECO HI mode extends the
vehicle’s EV driving range.
Remote Climate Control allows drivers to pre-cool or
pre-heat the vehicle prior to driving while the vehicle is plugged-in, which
conserves battery charge and EV range. The Remote Climate Control system can be
set by a timer on the navigation display. It can also be activated using a
Cooperative regenerative braking increases driving range by
up to 20%.
The RAV4 EV will arrive fully-equipped with an MSRP of $49,800, with
available combined federal and state incentives of up to $10,000. Sales
volume is planned for approximately 2,600 units through 2014.
The RAV4 EV is expected to qualify for a $2,500 rebate through the
Clean Vehicle Rebate Program in California and also is eligible for a
$7,500 Federal Tax Credit. The vehicle will qualify for the California
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane white sticker program.
If you're interested in this vehicle, would like more info or would like to reserve yours today, please feel free to contact us directly at (415) 592-0847, Sabrina La or feel free to contact us below.