We don't need much of an excuse to test drive any electric car, but we're loving a lot about this, from the fact that the SF Toyota dealership is a remodeled 1800s horse barn that retains 100 percent of the original structure, that 75 percent of the construction
Toyota is no stranger to the hybrid realm and it has already introduced the fully-electric RAV4 EV SUV. Join us for this session where editor-in-chief Tim Stevens chats up Sheldon Brown, executive program manager of the product development office, Toyota Technical Center, USA, Inc. Show More Summary
We'll be joined on stage by Toyota's executive program manager, product development Sheldon Brown to discuss the car's company's presence in the hybrid market, and the RAV4 EV, which furthers its focus on electric vehicles. March 17, 2013 12:00 PM EST For a full list of Expand sessions, be sure to check out our event hub. Comments
Toyota Motor Corporation has been trying to avoid the use of lithium-ion batteries as much as possible due to their high cost. However, the company does use them for the Prius Plug-in Electric Vehicle and the RAV4 EV. But it has said that it is now betting on solid-state and lithium-air batteries for use in electric vehicles by 2020. Show More Summary
It seems as if every time a new EV is released, it trounces its predecessors. The RAV4 EV accelerates from zero to sixty miles per hour in 7 seconds, can travel 103 miles per charge, and gets 76 miles per gallon. SUVs normally cannot achieve such a combination of qualities. Show More Summary
Toyota's new EV isn't exactly rolling out of showrooms, but the automaker hopes some discounting will help.
A recent engagement in California’s Napa and Sonoma Valley placed us in the driver’s seat at Toyota’s first ever “Eco-Driven with Toyota & Friends” event, select media not only test drive the full hybrid line-up of Toyota vehicles, but also immersed attendees… Eco Drive with All-electric Toyota RAV4 EV is a post by Jeff Carvalho on Selectism.
Test-driving the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV through the winding roads of Napa Valley, I couldn’t shake the sense that I was being set up for heartbreak. For folks trained on combustion cars, trying out an all-electric vehicle can feel like taking a very fast, road-ready toy for a spin. Show More Summary
Our colleague Eric Rogell over at Discovery.com took the Toyota RAV4 EV for a spin.
Thanks to a need to boost Corporate Average Fuel Economy scores and California regulations, Toyota has to produce some pure electric vehicles. It didn’t have a vehicle program ready though, so it turned to Tesla for the RAV4 EV. With the Scion iQ EV though, Toyota branched out on its own and announced that 2012 [...] Automoblog.net - A Car Blog for Auto Enthusiasts
Toyota's just-arrived RAV4 EV will soon get a much smaller cousin -- albeit a very elusive one. An electric version of the iQ city car will arrive in Japan (as the eQ) and the US (as the iQ EV) this December, but the automaker is significantly scaling back its 2010 promises of several thousand cars sold per year to just 100 fleet-oriented vehicles. Show More Summary
Today, Toyota officially announced the launch of its second electric vehicle (after the electrified RAV4). Hundreds of reporters filled the big hall of the Universal Design Showcase of Tokyo’s MegaWeb to witness the strangest product launch I have ever seen (and trust me, I have seen a few.) At a regular product launch, one hears [...]
A real-world test for the brand new 100% electric vehicle from Toyota.
Toyota had said its all-electric RAV4 would be ready to tour the California streets at some point "late summer," and with the warmest of seasons coming to an end, the Japanese company's declared September 24th as the date the SUV will go on sale. Show More Summary
The Toyota RAV4 EV is finally coming!
Espousing the benefits of electric vehicles is typically what you’d expect your Green Peace-loving neighbor to do, replete with bumper stickers for all sorts of progressive causes. But besides being statements on wheels, they’re generally perceived as utterly dull to drive. Tasked with dispelling that notion, Toyota’s engineers used the 2012 RAV4 EV as a [...]
The new 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is showcased in the two above videos with close-up shots of the car’s interior, exterior, and engine. I’m not much of a car person, but I found the top video with interviews of the Toyota and Tesla engineers fairly entertaining. It’s nice to hear people admit that they [...]
Tesla-Hearted Toyota Offers Real Sport And Utility The 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV is the most advanced Alpha prototype electric vehicle we've ever driven. Or maybe it's a poster child for the 21st Century automotive industry where all sorts...Show More Summary