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Toyota RAV4 EV Is Positively Electric

Posted by Josh Chang on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 03:29 PM

Wellesley Toyota RAV4 EVThe Toyota RAV4 EV (All-Electric) is delivered as a new vehicle exclusively to California dealerships, but we think there are plenty of Greater Boston drivers who would love having all the cargo space and versatility of a crossover without the gas bill. So we brought one to our Boston Toyota RAV4 dealership!

Efficiency & Innovation:

The RAV4 EV delivers whether you're out on the highway or running errands in the city. With a driving range of up to 103 miles before needing a recharge, you don't have to worry about running out of juice while earning up to 78 MPGe in the city or 74 MPGe on the highway. Since it uses no gas, the RAV4 EV is certified as a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and doesn't emit any tailpipe pollution whatsoever.

US RV12 424 AThat alone is quite impressive, but the RAV4 EV is also pretty fun to drive, thanks to 154 horsepower generated by its advanced zero-emissions drivetrain. Having driven it myself, the RAV4 EV also packs a ridiculous max 270 lb-ft of torque, so you can definitely feel it accelerate when you hit the pedal.

Aesthetics & Features:

In terms of looks, the RAV4 EV looks very much like its 2013 RAV4 cousin, but with some nice touches showing off its full electric capabilities. Inside, you'll find all the comforts and conveniences offered by the traditional RAV4, including a navigation system with Entune and an eight-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera. Plus, you'll get specialized EV apps to manage your charging time, find a charging station and start your heat or air-conditioning remotely. The RAV4 EV has plenty of cargo room too, meaning you can haul your kids' sports gear, make trips to the hardware store, or bring a couple friends along for the ride without any issues. One cool thing we noticed is that when you change the car from regular to "Sport" mode, the interior lighting on the dash and function areas changes from blue to red. Awesome! 

With production limited to just 2,600 units over its first 3 years, our RAV4 EV is one of just a few you'll find outside of California, let alone New England! So give us a call today to schedule a test-drive and see how fun zero-emissions driving can be!

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Topics: Buying Guide, Wellesley Toyota, Rav4, Green Technology, Used Car

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