Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., has announced it will debut the all new RAV4 EV at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles.
Toyota’s news conference will be held on Monday, May 7. EVS26 will be held May 6 to 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More info on this conference can be found at www.evs26.org.
This electric version of the RAV4 will be built at Toyota’s plant in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.
The RAV 4 EV was first shown at the 2010 LA Auto Show. Its range was them estimated at 100 miles and acceleration was said to be equal to the gasoline-powered RAV4, despite a weight penalty of 220 pounds.
As we reported here, the RAV4 EV was co-developed with Tesla and was first shown at last year’s LA Auto Show.
Performance is reportedly decent, consisting of 100-mile range and acceleration equal to the gasoline-powered RAV4, despite a weight penalty of 220 pounds. Like the Scion iQ, the RAV4 EV does not let its batteries impede interior space and will retain its full 74 cubic feet of cargo room.
We do not have exact pricing information on this vehicle as of yet.