Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. uncovered the highly anticipated all-new Toyota RAV4 EV production. To mark the 26th annual Electrical Vehicle Symposium, EVS26, held in Los angeles.
Toyota has introduced us to the latest version of its SUV electric powered seeks, as quoted Bob Carter, group vice president of Toyota, “the union of the best two worlds “in reference to common engines and electric technologies.
Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV
Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV comes with a cost less than 40,000 euros, wearing the standard to currently the sole SUV while in the market power and demonstrating the short time frame both brand names have been slow to reach the production model.
Externally, on the Toyota RAV4, we find incredibly small changes. Changes are lowered for the front light in LED, along with the badges that identify it as an electrical product, when using the traditional blue touch of Toyota’s most efficient range.
Inside, heated front seats welcome us, the rear can be folded, leaving us with a greater load capacity is not reduced compared to the petrol edition. About the dashboard, an 8-inch touch screen that displays the web browser or data on the condition of the electrical system. It also has satellite radio, Bluetooth and wireless USB.
- A 156-hp electric powered push able to reaching a 100 km / h in 7 seconds
The alliance between the two firms settled with the design and production by Tesla batteries and propellant development by Toyota. Its electrical motor leaves us by having an output of 156 hp delivered with the front wheels with two modes: Usual and Sports.
In Sports mode, the Toyota RAV4 EV Electric SUV is ready to record a 0 to a 100 km / h in 7 seconds with a top speed of 160 km / h. In Usual mode, 0 to 100 km / h rises to 8.6 seconds with a top speed of 136 km / h. To achieve these figures, on top of that to its engine motor, the RAV4 believe in a drag coefficient of 0.30 , also having the batteries under the floor of the vehicle to lower the center of gravity.
The autonomy of its batteries is somewhat limited, offering a range of about 100 miles use, but also recharge time just isn’t the fastest on the market, with 6 hours to complete the full load on the 240v outlet. The batteries are warranted for 6 years or 100,000 miles, about 161,000 miles.
For now only be sold in California with a sales quantity forecast for the coming 3 years of 2,600 units. Its retail price is 38,270 euros and is available from later this year.