Toyota’s Electric RAV4 Has Best US Debut of Any EV - Sells 61 Units in September
That means that the Japanese automaker sill has 2,139 units to go, until they reach their target number of 2,200. They may increase that number, if the demand is deemed high enough, though. However, with a price tag of $49,800, before tax incentives,the RAV4 is still a rather expensive vehicle to buy, so its appeal will still remain limited, despite being a very capable vehicle with a range of just over 100 miles (160 km).
For those who don’t want to buy the all-electric SUV, Toyota is offering a lease plan, which will cost you some $599 per month. We will have to wait and see in another few months, just how well the RAV4 EV actually does, but if the debut is anything to go by, it may do very well. Keep in mind that at their debut, the Nissan Leaf sold 19 units, while the Tesla Model S only managed to sell 10 examples.
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Gotta love election years, seems like this year electric cars are the new kid to bully.
My electric car cost me 12.3k, and I've saved 1000 dollars in gas in the past 6 months, while my electricity bill, only up $18. I'll let these geniuses do the math to the car that makes more sense.
These armchair critics need to test drive one of these electric rav4's, it will clearly smoke the cheaper trim gas model, along with a bevy of other suv's.
Look around the bay area and tell me how many leafs you will see driving solo in the carpool lane past you in traffic, some people get it, some people don't.