good deals (by some standards) out there on 2012 RAV4 EVs (the ones with the Tesla Powertrains, 41.8 kWh LiB and 100+ mile range)
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Yes, Toyota is in some ways playing the same old stupid games, but
even though they limited production to 2600 vehicles, and limited
sales by putting a $50k price tag on them and only really making them
available in California, the good news is:
The real-world price after Toyota incentives is down to about $40k,
and that is prior to federal and state income tax credit incentives,
so the final price to someone who can use all the income tax
incentives would be down to about $30k + I guess tax + misc. + maybe
EVSE garage install.
These are the vehicles with the Tesla-manufacturered powertrains (both
pack and motor?), 41.8 kWh, 100+ mile range and good thermal
management systems I believe.
If you want to lease instead of owning, then Toyota is offering these
for between $400 and $529 per month for 36 months, depending on
If I understand correctly, the vehicle has a good thermal management
I think it would take some doing to have the vehicle delivered to
another state outside of California.
The vehicle does not include quick-charge port. However taking a
quick look at the specs page, it looks like it can accept a 10 kW
charge? This is not quick-charging, but it is faster level II
charging than I have seen with the Leaf.