Toyota first experimented with an electric conversion of the 2-door 90's RAV4 in the mid 90s. Conductive charging units were built with J1772, but when the model went to production, the wireless inductive J1773 Magne Charge v2 SPI (also found in the EV1 and S10) was selected.


Motor 50 kW Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Motor
Controller Toyota ???
Charger 6kW Wall Mounted Magne Charge SPI
Batteries 27.4 kW·h nickel-metal hydride
Range 60 miles
Capacity Seats 5 Adults and has a full trunk


There were 328 RAV4 EV models sold to the public. As a result, there is a strong community of owners around the world today helping support these cars:

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Owners Support Group