Toyota Unveils First All-Electric SUV at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium

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May 6, 2012, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, unveils first all electric SUV, the Toyota RAV4 EV at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles, an all-electric SUV with an expected driving range rating of approximately 100 miles. Tesla designed the battery and power-train of Toyota’s first all electric SUV. Warranty on battery is 8 years or 100,000 miles with a full recharge requires approximately 6 hours on a 240V/40A charger.

toyota rav4 ev “First All-Electric SUV”

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Toyota RAV4 EVthe only all electric SUV on the market 

The Toyota RAV4 EV is expected to go on sale in late summer of 2012 through select dealers in four major Californian metropolitan markets; Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles/Orange County and San Diego. Toyota RAV4 EV price will be $49,800, and Toyota is expecting to sell around 2,600 units over the next three years.

“It’s all about blending the best of two worlds,” said Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota division. “The all-new RAV4 EV marries the efficiency of an EV with the versatility of a small SUV – in fact; it is the only all-electric SUV on the market.”

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