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84832Re: Crushing more EV's

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  • Michelle Vadeboncoeur
    Jun 1, 2005
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      --- In toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com, "Jayson" <woodrufj@y...> wrote:
      > It's a federal requirement that concept and prototype cars don't
      > up in the general public. Hence when the company no longer has use
      > for them, they crush them.

      Toyota's Rav4 EV was a production vehicle, for sale or lease in
      California, and I think fleets elsewhere (as Zipcar Boston has one
      that they like to bring to festivals). (The internet ordering system
      for the 2001-2002 Prius was discontinued in spring, 2002, to be
      retooled over for the new Rav4 EV rollout.) Production was
      discontinued in Spring of 2003. I know that Toyota could've sold
      more, if they actually made them available to the wide public. (only
      a handful of CA dealers were trained on the Rav4 EV, so that was the
      excuse that Toyota used to not sell them to a wider audience, even
      within CA...)

      Toyota's meager remaining web page on the Rav4 EV:

      Owner email lists are at:

      Doesn't make much sense to crush returned leased vehicles, when the
      owners of purchased vehicles could still minimally use them as parts
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