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The RAV4 EV is an all-electric version of Toyota's compact RAV4 crossover with a Tesla-sourced battery and powertrain. It is available only in California, and owes its existence largely to a mandate requiring 15.4 percent of new automobiles sold in the Golden State 2025 must be plug-ins, electrics or fuel cell vehicles by 2025.
Aside from a few minor styling tweaks, from the outside the RAV4 EV would seem to be a dead ringer for the gas-powered ute. The differences become apparent when one gets inside and twists the key - instead of firing up an internal combustion engine, this action turns on a Tesla-designed 115kW electric drive system.
Exterior revisions compared to the gas-powered RAV4 include a revised front bumper, grill, side mirrors and rear spoiler in addition to a special underbody design that maximizes air flow around the vehicle. These changes help cut drag to 0.30 Cd, making it the most aerodynamic crossover in the world. Headlights, taillights and daytime running lights are all upgraded to LED units.
The interior benefits from blue-accented "Neutron" fabric on the seat inserts and door trim as well as an eight-inch capacitive touch screen that displays navigation, telematics and battery charge info. Other changes include a unique instrument panel and a shifter borrowed from the Prius hybrid. In nearly all other respects the cabin is standard RAV4 fare, meaning it has intuitive controls and an uncluttered design, though the materials might disappoint some buyers given the EV's price point.