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2002 Toyota Rav4 Electric Vehicle

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Pros: Zero emission, zero-petroleum, zero-carbon emissions

Cons: If I awoke wanting to drive to Vegas, I couldn't. But I don't want to anyway.

This car, with 1990s technology, proves electric cars are ready for the market.

2002 Toyota Rav4 Electric Vehicle
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Description:

The Toyota RAV4 EV is an all-electric version of the popular RAV4 SUV. It is powered exclusively by NiMH batteries. 328 RAV4 EVs were made available in November of 2002 and sold out immediately. After the 328th one sold, the program was unceremoniously shut down. The EV-95 battery was no longer available. Chevron had inherited control of the worldwide patent rights for the NiMH EV-95 battery when it merged with Texaco, which had purchased them from General Motors. Chevron's unit won a $30,000,000 settlement from Toyota and Panasonic, and the production line for the large NiMH batteries was closed down and dismantled. Only smaller NiMH batteries, incapable of powering an electric vehicle or plugging in, are currently allowed by Chevron-Texaco.

Details:
DetailValue
Engine24 12-volt 95Ah NiMH batteries capable of storing 27.4kWh of energy
Additional Features
Fuel Type
Miles per Charge80 - 120
Body TypeSUV
EV Type
Top Speed
Release Date
Release StatusNo longer available
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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