Toyota’s Electric SUV is Unveiled: Meet the Rav4 EV

By emarketing | Posted in Toyota In The News, Toyota Models on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Toyota’s All-Electric SUV

Toyota's All-Electric SUV

Toyota's All-Electric SUV- the Toyota Rav4 EV

Meet the newest all-electric SUV on the market and the newest member of the Toyota lineup, the Toyota Rav4 EV. Toyota’s all-electric SUV was unveiled on May 7th at the 26th Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles and the highly anticipated SUV came in with a bang. Not only does the Rav4 EV have a driving range of 100 miles, but it also has a short charge time of only six hours. Some people may think that Toyota’s all-electric SUV may not quite measure up to the gasoline Rav4, but they would be wrong. The driving performance, dynamics and cargo capacity are equal to or better than the gas powered model and everyone will be thankful for that.

 

The Rav4 EV brings together the best of both worlds all in one package. As the only all-electric SUV on the market the expectations are high but the versatility and quality of this vehicle are sure to make heads spin all over the world.

 

With front-wheel drive, the Rav4 EV has two different drive modes available, sport and normal. Sport mode offers more acceleration and speed and the vehicle can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 7 seconds and reach a top speed of 100 miles per hour. In normal mode, the vehicle goes 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds and has a max speed of 85 mph.

 

The ride quality and driving experience of this vehicle is exceptionally smooth and quiet. Special LED low beam projector headlights adorn the outside of the vehicle and the front seats are heated. Customers will not have to sacrifice luxurious amenities for an electric vehicle and the Rav4 EV proves that.

 

Late this summer the Rav4 EV will go on sale in parts of the country. We hope to see this vehicle at our dealership at some point and we cant wait to test it out. In the meantime we have a great selection of hybrid cars near Chicago for sale that get phenomenal fuel economy. We also have the highly efficient 2012 Toyota Camry in Naperville, IL.

 

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