An electric SUV that will challenge your notions of SUVs and EVs

Consumer Report Sees The Potential In The Electric Toyota SUV

Consumer Report has just lauded the Toyota RAV4 EV as showing the potential an electric SUV should have. After having driven it, I agree.

The electric version of Toyota’s RAV4 might be sneered at by some as just another compliance car to show the state of California and the U.S. that it is serious about lowering our petroleum addiction, but nonetheless, at the very least, it is out the door. Having spent a few minutes behind its wheel, I had enough of a taste to feel this electric SUV would definitely change many people’s erroneous views of what electric car, EV can and cannot do. This Toyota RAV4 EV was more fun to drive than your average gasoline SUV. See our previous article: The Toyota RAV4 EV Drive At AltCarExpo

Consumer Report Smitten By Toyota’s Electric SUV. In fact, Consumer Report, CR starts with a strong statement: “A smooth-running Toyota RAV4 that does not consume gasoline is now at dealerships, and we recently borrowed one to sample at our test track. And so far, we're seeing real appeal in an electric sport-ute.” With only 2,600 examples up for lease in selected dealerships at shy of $50,000, Toyota is sending the alternative energy community mixed signals again. Having just declared it would not continue making electric cars since demand wasn’t high enough according to the company, Toyota delivers an electric SUV that shows the potential of the electric drive.


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Of course, no comments from the peanut gallery who had all kinds of things to say about how crappy CR is when they called out the Karma.
Or saying how Kirby is better than a Rainbow?