Toyota RAV4 EV Models and RAV4 EV History

One of many major automakers tasked by the state of California to meet a zero-emission mandate in the 1990s, Toyota transformed their RAV4 into a battery-electric vehicle. The electric compact sport utility vehicle was equipped with a 67-horsepower electric motor matched with a 27-kiloWatt-hour nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Capable of reaching 78 miles per hour, the 1998 Toyota RAV4 EV could go up to 95 miles on a single charge. Low-rolling resistence tires, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with cassette player and a cabin temperature preset function was standard on the 1998 RAV4 EV. Between 1998 to 2003, 1,485 examples of the first generation Toyota RAV4 EVs were produced with roughly one-fifth of them purchased by the public in California. In 2012, a second generation Toyota RAV4 EV emerged in partnership with Tesla Motors. The Tesla Motors-designed electrical power unit in the 2012 RAV4 EV generated 154 horsepower while a lithium-ion battery pack allows the small sport utility vehicle to reach a 103-mile range. With only 2,600 second generation RAV4 EVs built, production ended after the 2014 model year.

New and Used RAV4 EV Prices, Toyota RAV4 EV Model Years and History

An electric SUV, powered by an AC induction motor, the 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV has a driving range of 103 miles off a single charge.
An innovative vehicle, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV is the electric variant of the RAV4, mixing utility with eco-friendly performance.
An all electric variant of the RAV4, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is a rare "green" SUV with a 103 mile driving range or 76 MPGe.