Toyota RAV 4 EV

RAV4 EV 2012 – second -generation electric car Toyota, which is based on a popular compact crossover. This time development was completed with the help of Tesla, which supplied technical know-how to this car. The result is a strongly sensing vehicle with excellent control and a pretty improved salon.

Toyota equipped this new EV normal and sports power system (the usual allows you to develop 218 nm of torque, 273 Nm). The maximum speed in normal mode is 136 km per hour, while the choice of the second, sports method expands this figure to 160 km per hour. Charging batteries is also available at two levels, 35 kilowatt hours and 41.8 kilowatt hours, the latter charges the battery to full capacity, but it is possible to reduce the life expectancy of the battery.

With a generous 129-kilowatt battery of the new Toyota Rav4 EV, a ride ranged on one charge of 160 km. Thoroughly thought-out algorithms for assessing the range and the dashboard show on the screen how the path length could be expanded if the air conditioner is turned off or changing it to one of its more economical installations (there are three: environmentally friendly, ecologically high and normal).

In the sentence, expand the RAV 4 range, Toyota has made several aerodynamic modernization of the car, including the new rear spoiler, a flat bottom for batteries and various fairings leading to an aerodynamic resistance coefficient of only 0.3 points.

To finish the body, the car body was decorated with blue environmental insignia of Toyota and headlights of high performance were added. The car manually installed adjustable heating and active head restraints, Optitron tools, a multifunctional instrument combination and a touch screen with a Toyota Entune telematics package.

The only drawback RAV 4 EV is its relatively high price. Plus, you need to consider that it is also necessary to add the cost of the Leviton charger, which costs about $ 1,600.

Thus, the Toyota sales plan is modest. The company plans to sell only 2600 units for three years, mainly in California (the capital of hybrid cars and electric vehicles).

Toyota RAV4 EV 2012:

Basic price: $ 59,800.

Transmission: AC asynchronous engine, 154 horsepower, 273 Nm.

Own weight: 1830 kg.

0-100 km per hour: 7.0 seconds.

You can drive on batteries: 160 km.

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