Toyota to sell Rav4 with Tesla motor for $49,800

Toyota to sell Rav4 with Tesla motor for $49,800

Vawlkus | 8 maj 2012

Are we surprised? Not really.

I bet they chose that price to try and compete with the Model S, only they aren't luxurery.

DallasTXModelS | 8 maj 2012

Amazing how it is $100 less than Tesla Model S $49,900. Looks like Walmart pricing. The article still says that the Rav4 EV is twice the price of the ICE version.

MandL | 9 maj 2012

Make that $7600 less. Toyota does not falsely (IMO) advertise its base price as one that includes a federal rebate you may or may not be entitled to.

Obviously the Model S is a hell of a lot more car regardless, but this RAV4 EV seems to come in fairly close to the middle ground between the base Model S and the Leaf in terms of range and price.

Teoatawki | 12 maj 2012

One you add in the California rebate, the difference is $10K, and is at least in the neighborhood of reasonable.

I suspect they're not emphasizing the price after rebate because they aren't really interested in selling these cars. A "compliance car".

Brian H | 13 maj 2012

One thing any BEV seller must do is make sure its service personnel and dealerships are up to speed on it, which is a heavy lift for a maker with an existing national or w-w network. It's a big commitment. Toyota may be trying to ease into it.

Teoatawki | 16 maj 2012

@Brian H: an existing national or w-w network.

There is no published timeline for selling the Rav4EV outside of California, so that lightens the "lift" somewhat.

vperl | 2 maj 2016

Just like Fiat/Chrysler thecRav is solely a compliance vehicle for Fleet averages.

Nothing more.

Read what the CEO of Fiat said about the EV they are selling in Californicaton.

Use google