2015 Toyota RAV4 Electric Price and Review
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 Electric is the all electric version of the previous Toyota RAV 4 crossovers that has a tesla sourced Powertrain and battery. Available only in California, this model largely owes its existence to the mandate that required 15.4% of the automobiles sold in this state to be electric, electric cells or plug-ins by the year 2025.
Images are from current model
Apart from the minor styling tweaks, the exterior of the new Toyota RAV4 2015 Electric is seemingly better compared the that of the 2014 model. The difference is more visible when one gets into the interior part of the car and when to ignite it turn to an all electric -drive system.
2015 RAV4 Electric Design and Interior
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 Electric’s exterior of this model comes with considerable revisions compared to the gas driven generic RAV4 model. Among the new modifications that this new car will entail are; a new grille, a revised bumper new side mirrors and a fitting and matching rear spoiler. Additionally, this model has a special under body make which increases the air flow around the vehicle. These changes help reduce the experienced drag by 0.30CD making his model the most aerodynamic crossover to be built. It will also have new design headlights and taillights as well and will come fitted with the daytime LED running lights.
Its interior will not go unchanged. It will feature a blue accented Neutron material that will be used for the seat upholstery and on the door panels too. An 8 inch LCD display, will be fitted on its dashboard and will cover for most of the features such as the: navigational, audio, camera display, telematics and the battery display information. Other great changes are a unique instrument panel, a new shifter design borrowed from the Prius. Its cabin has bas been rated as fair due to its uncluttered design and intuitive controls.
New Toyota RAV4 Electric Engine
New Toyota RAV4 Ev 2015 will be fitted with an all electric engine and shall be able to produce up to 154 hp and 273 lb-ft torque and can well sprint from 0-60 mph in just 7.3 seconds when in performance oriented-sport mode. It has a default drive mode-the normal mode which is optimized to maximize its driving range and the produced torque up to 218 lb-ft. Recharging this model can be done in two ways; standard mode-which charges up to 35 kWh that will last for an estimated 92 miles and the extended mode which charges up to 41.8 kWh which can last up to 113 miles. With its standard mode, Toyota claims that this will prolong the charging life its Lithium-ion battery that comes with an 8-year warranty or 100,000 miles. It takes 6-hours to completely charge this battery with a 240v charger and up to 44 hours when using the 120v emergency-charger.
Price of 2015 Toyota RAV4 Electric
This 2015 Toyota RAV4 Ev is ready for leasing for those who’d wish to lease and also those who’d prefer to buy. Its set price is $50,000. Its key competitors are the Nissan Leaf sedan and the ford focus Electric can be the termed as the nearest competitors though the new Toyota RAV4 2015 is in its own class a purely electric car.