Toyota is keen on producing as many green cars as possible for the world, and the Japanese car major is also joining hands with a lot of other auto companies to churn out new vehicles and develop new technologies.
Toyota has come up with its new RAV4 EV (Electric Vehicle) that is a result of the joint venture between the world’s largest auto maker and the Silicon Valley automobile partner Tesla. This stunning crossover looks very similar to a RAV4 from the outside, but under its skin all the technological specifications that drive the car comes from the side of Tesla.
Things are kept simple and straightforward with this premium vehicle, as the Toyota RAV4 EV is presented to the global car consumers in just a single trim model. The vehicle is tagged at $49,800 for its single available trim.
Under its hood, the Toyota RAV4 EV draws power from an AC induction engine that has the capability to produce a maximum power of 115 kW (154 hp) and a peak torque of 273 lb-ft (370 Nm). The engine transfers the generated power only to the front wheels of the vehicle. The Toyota RAV4 EV provides two modes of driving options, namely the Normal and the Sport mode. The EV offers a top speed of 85 (137 km/h) mph to the consumers in the Normal mode, while its top speed is hiked up to 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Sport mode. The Toyota RAV4 EV has an estimated range of driving 103 miles (165 km) on a single charge.
The new Toyota RAV4 EV does not only sport a great design while providing great efficiency, it also offers superior world-class features and safety features to ensure a complete contemporary package.
Toyota RAV4 EV provides the standard interior features that include a Premium IntelliTouch navigation and Entune infotainment system, a dual zone automatic climate control, leather trimmed steering wheel with audio buttons, cruise control and SofTex trimmed heated front seats among other features. The car’s superior safety features includes six airbags and Star Safety System.
Thus, the all new 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV is more efficient, stylish and laden with latest technology and comfort to provide a complete package of a modern EV to the car consumers.
Meanwhile, Toyota is busy working on the development of several Fuel Cell powered cars. The world’s leading car maker is actively engaged in the H2USA program along with other global auto makers in order to create a practical and cost effective hydrogen refueling infrastructure in US and also to promote the Fuel Cell cars.
Toyota is also planning big to present a hydrogen powered sedan at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese car maker is also working on several other Fuel Cell EVs to be brought in by the year 2015. Apart from the Fuel Cell cars, Toyota has also joined hands with local Chinese dealers to produce massive numbers of batteries to pump up the production of its EVs.
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