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This Toyota RAV4 EV looks like a steal at $12k

16-05-2022 17:45
A rare, all-electric Toyota RAV4 made in 2002 is looking for a buyer in the United States. The company has only ever produced 328 electric RAV4 units.

A rare, all-electric Toyota RAV4 made in 2002 is looking for a buyer in the United States. The company has only ever produced 328 electric RAV4 units.

The car has over 155,000 km (95,000 miles) under its belt, and it shows – hence the relatively low price. Its sole electric motor resides at the front axle driving it with 67 PS (66 hp / 50 kW). Running up from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) takes 18 seconds, and the top speed does not exceed 125 km/h (77 mph). The seller claims the old 27-kWh traction battery still yields between 130 and 200 km (80-125 miles) of range once fully charged.

Toyota began the production of the special RAV4 a quarter of a century ago, making around 2,500 EVs in total and distributing most of them among its partners’ fleets. Only a few hundred examples made it to the mass market, where they cost from $42,000 USD.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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