This is the new-generation of Toyota RAV4 EV Concept by 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota has revealed the new 2012 RAV4 EV all-electric vehicle. It’s a unique vehicle because many modifications to the electric model have been made to the base vehicle.
The RAV4 EV is the world’s most aerodynamic SUV, quoting a drag coefficient of 0.30. the new model has a modified that include grille and surround, as well as, changes to underbody shields, front bumper the side mirrors, rear spoiler and changes to smooth airflow under the vehicle.
The Feature and Design of 2012 RAV4 EV
In 2012, Toyota RAV4 EV features offer three colors include Blizzard Pearl White, Shoreline Blue Pearl, and Classic Silver Metallic. Seat inserts and door trim are made of a blue-tinted “Neutron” fabric. While the Cargo space of 2012 RAV4 EV is 73 cubic feet, the same as the standard RAV4.
The Powertrains and Performance of Toyota RAV4 EV
The RAV4 EV has been developed with the help of US sports car firm Tesla with mode the EV front-wheel-drive RAV4 EV can accelerate from zero to 60 in 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 100 mph. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV has estimated at 100 miles the EPA range rating is more likely to be 70 to 75 miles and comes fitted with a 152bhp electric motor.
The powertrain designed by Tesla Ev provides the lithium-ion battery pack which warranty is 8 years or 100,000 miles, power electronics, and the electric motor that powers the front wheels, with a rated peak power of 115 kilowatts.
The RAV4 EV’s driving performance, dynamics and cargo capacity are equal to or exceed that of the gasoline-powered RAV4 V6.Although Toyota is working with Leviton to provide 240-Volt home charging stations for owners, The RAV4 EV delivers with a standard 120-Volt charging cable that will provide a charging time of roughly 6 hours and there one option is a 40-amp, 9.6-kilowatt station.
Price and Debut of Toyota RAV4 EV
The EV gets a restyled nose and a more aerodynamic underbody. Together, the tweaks help to make the newcomer the most aerodynamic SUV on sale. The Toyota RAV4 EV for salein four major California metropolitan markets includes Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Toyota hopes to sell just 2,600 units in the next three years.and Toyota RAV4 EV price started about $49,800 before incentives.
The new conventionally powered Toyota RAV4 EV which will be a rival for cars such as Honda CR-V, BMW, and Volkswagen AG. Honda CR-V is the only compact SUV to be redesigned for 2012, while the 2012 RAV4 EV is the first mass produced pure-electric SUV.
The Bavarian maker will provide some much-needed diesel engines that will be used in Toyota’s European products starting in 2014. That could prove particularly helpful as Toyota has been struggling to take on German rival Volkswagen AG in the Continental market where diesels currently account for about half of all new vehicle sales