2012 RAV4EV Specifications

Discussion in 'New Automobile Specifications' started by xcel, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member


    MSRP: $49,800
    Federal Tax Credit (for those that qualify): $7,500
    CA State Rebate (for as long as CA funding continues): $2,500 or more

    Destination: TBA

    Options Pricing

    None Available



    Motor Type: AC induction motor
    Horsepower: 154 HP (115 kW) Maximum
    Torque (lb.-ft.): 218 lb-ft. (Normal Mode)/273 lb-ft. (Sport Mode)
    Redline (rpm): 14,500
    Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
    Front-Wheel Drive
    CARB Emissions Rating: ZEV


    Battery Type: Li-Ion
    Power Output: 129 kW Maximum
    Number of Cells: 4,500
    Voltage: 386 V
    Maximum Usable Capacity (Extended Mode): 41.8 kWh
    Weight (lbs.): 845.5
    Onboard Charger: 10 kW with maximum 9.6 kW from outlet.
    Charger Type: 240V – 40A

    Charge Time at 77 degrees F:

    Standard Mode (35 kWh)

    40A/240V: 5 hours
    30A/240V: 6.5 hours
    16A/240V: 12 hours
    12A/120V: 44 hours

    Extended Mode (41.9 kWh)

    40A/240V: 6 hours
    30A/240V: 8 hours
    16A/240V: 15 hours
    12A/120V: 52 hours

    Display(s): Preview Results - 5 miles/kWh w/ SoC falling from 3/4 to 1/2 SoC over 59 miles.


    Fixed-gear open-differential trans-axle

    Gear ratio 9.73


    Unit-Body Construction
    MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
    Double Wishbone Rear Suspension
    Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear): TBA mm/TBA mm
    Motor Driven Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
    Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock: TBA
    Steering Ratio: TBA
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.): TBA ft.
    Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Rear Solid Disc Brakes (in.): TBA/TBA
    Co-Op Regenerative Braking

    Wheels: 17 in. Alloy

    Low Rolling Resistance Tires: Yokohama Geolandar G91 P225/65R17

    Spare: Inflator Kit


    Power and Performance

    0 – 60 mph (Normal Mode): 8.6 sec.
    0 – 60 mph (Sport Mode): 7.0 sec.

    Max Speed (Normal Mode): 85 mph
    Max Speed (Sport Mode): 100 mph

    Interior Measurements

    Headroom (in., front/rear): 40.8/39.7
    Legroom (in., front/rear): 41.8/38.3
    Shoulder Room (in., front/rear): 57.1/55.3
    Hiproom (in., front/rear): 53.8/52.4
    Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 108.2
    Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): Rear seats up - 37.2 // Rear seats down - 73.0
    Seating Capacity: 5


    Exterior Measurements

    Wheelbase (in.): 104.7
    Length (in.): 180.1
    Height (in.): 66.3
    Width (in.): 71.5
    Track (in., front/rear): 61.4/61.4
    Ground Clearance (in.): 5.9

    Curb Weight (lbs.): 4,032
    GVWR (lbs.): 5,005

    Cd: 0.30

    EPA Mileage Estimates/Capacities

    EPA MPGe: 76 MPGe (EPA early estimate)
    LA4 (miles): 173
    EPA Range (miles): 92 miles (Standard Mode (35 kWh))/113 miles (Extended Mode (41.8 kWh))/103 miles (EPA homologation early estimate)


    5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain
    8-year/100,000-mile Battery


    Super White (Fleet only)
    Blizzard Pearl
    Classic Silver Metallic
    Shoreline Blue Pearl

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That's a heavy beast, and a huge battery pack! :eek:
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Andrew:

    It's very quick, truly efficient and has huge range for a BEV. In Extended mode when fully charged and no HVAC, 152 miles range was showing in the display. Punching out 200 miles at 5 miles/kWh is going to be easy (if the displays are accurate?) and this was light to light to light along the Pacific Coast Highway and back. 250 miles AER would fall easily on one of our routes.

  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    The drivetrain is from Tesla, right?
  5. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    Note the battery warranty. That will be important given the hype over the hot climate Leaf battery degradation.
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Andrew:

    Yup, the entire drivetrain is from Tesla.

    Tim, very little to no chance of bricking this one and it has been Toyota tested to the best of their ability in the 18-months they had to develop it with Tesla.

  7. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    What's the story on the induction motor? Is it as efficient as previous Toyota hybrid motors? I assume it's free of Chinese rare earths. (?)
  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Less efficient but cheaper and no rare earths meaning plentiful supply.
  9. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Battery capacity is not covered, but Tesla usually has a refrigerated battery pack so it should be ok.. battery will last a long time if you drive 40 miles a day and never charge it to 100%, charging it to 50% would be perfect.
  10. CRT1

    CRT1 Newbie McNewbster

    Who is going to buy this thing? I love it in a geeky way but $50k? WOW
  11. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    For the $50k + price, Tesla S would be my choice.
  12. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Unless tesla goes belly up.. but that is unlikely
  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I think that's part of the idea with this vehicle - Toyota isn't going anywhere. Toyota brings stability / security, Tesla brings the electric drivetrain.
  14. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Toyota is dealing on the RAV4 EV

    post by Tony Williams today:


    The push by Toyota to unload these cars is getting better. Folsom Lake Toyota just did this deal and they have a sliver Rav4 with the same deal (ask for Ben):

    $50,845 should be $49,800 MSRP with $200 blizzard pearl and $845 destination charge
    -$7,000 north California Toyota cash for their yummy 0% financing (this is $7500 in SoCal)
    -$3,857 dealer discount (the biggest one I've heard so far!!!!
    $39,988 Woo Hoo!!!! Net sales price

    -$7,500 federal tax credit (assumes you have at least $7500 fed taxes to pay)
    -$2,500 state tax rebate (no qualifiers except must stay in California for 36 months)

    $29,988 net price

    Folks who are worried about the dealer invoice are just looking in the wrong place. If a dealer gets a back door incentive to move these cars, and offers you $2000 below their invoice pricing, you just say, "Thank you."
  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Saw my first RAV4EV on the road today in Southern Calif. Not the old one but a 2013.

    Too bad they did not sell well enough to be profitable. Older platform was dated but the Tesla based drivetrain, easy to achieve 150 + mile range -- me driving, I know -- and higher up seating position sure was nice compared to some of the lesser range BEV compacts available to us today.

    I-5 just north of Carlsbad, Calif.​


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