Toyota Releases RAV4 EV Range and MPGe Figures

By · September 17, 2012

Toyota RAV4 EV

The Toyota RAV4 EV is officially rated by the EPA at 103 miles of electric range.

Buried within Toyota's most recent RAV4 EV press release is the vital information that all plug-in vehicle fans have been waiting for: The RAV4 EV received an EPA rated range of 103 miles; 78 city miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe); 74 highway MPGe; and 76 combined MPGe.

Toyota's presser skims over those vital numbers and instead focuses mainly on special financing and a customer lease option for the 2012 RAV4 EV. According to Toyota, the RAV4 EV will come with a pre-incentive price tag of $49,800 and will officially go on sale at select dealer scattered throughout California during the week of September 24, 2012.

Toyota says "customers will have the option of a purchase or lease program." Special purchase financing of 1.9 percent APR will be available for qualified customers, as well as a 36-month lease, but at $599 per month with $3,499 due at signing, the RAV4 EV is the most expensive EV currently on the U.S. market, excluding luxury electrics from Tesla and Fisker. Toyota will only make and sell 2,600 units through the end of 2014.

The RAV4 EV will qualify for a $2,500 rebate through California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Program and will be eligible for a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit. As an added perk, all electric vehicles qualify for California's High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane white sticker program.

If interested in purchasing or leasing the RAV4 EV, then check out Toyota's dedicated site for additional information.

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