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There are several safety features that are unique to the RAV4 EV. The battery modules are encased in a structural pack surrounded by a four-sided extruded aluminum enclosure. Large aluminum rocker extrusions act as a structural attachment between the enclosure and the body as well as provide further impact protection. In addition, the chassis is specially designed to help protect the battery and inverter assemblies in the event of a collision. A rigid inverter protection brace bridges the gap between the body front cross member and the front suspension member to mitigate inverter damage by keeping the two members at a set distance from each other during a frontal crash. Special steel ramps built into the front of the undercarriage serve to deflect intrusion into the battery enclosure. In a rear impact, the battery’s rear mounting brackets can separate the battery from the body further protecting the battery enclosure from intrusion.
- Driving range displays an estimated range according to the amount of charge remaining in the traction battery along with the current air condition setting. The range will adjust based on the setting of the air conditioning.
- Trip efficiency displays the average power consumption in intervals of five minutes during a trip. Efficiency displays average power consumption since the function was reset as well as current power consumption.
- Eco coach evaluates the level of eco-sensitive driving according to acceleration, speed and braking and displays an overall score.
- CO2 reduction displays the amount of CO2 reduced compared to a conventional gasoline vehicle. The reduction is displayed as a growing tree.
- AUX power displays average 12-volt battery power consumption since the function was reset and the current trip’s 12-volt battery power consumption.
- May 2010 – Toyota/Tesla announce collaboration to develop electric vehicles, parts, production systems and engineering support
- July 2010 – Toyota/Tesla announce development of RAV4 EV
- November 2010 – Toyota reveals RAV4 EV Phase Zero prototype at LA Auto Show
- February 2011 – Tesla begins delivery of 31 converted RAV4 EV Phase Zero demonstration program vehicles
- April 2011 – Toyota provides first media drive opportunity of Phase Zero demonstration program vehicle at 2011 Sustainable Mobility Seminar
- August 2011 – Toyota/Tesla announce RAV4 EV manufacturing location – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc., Woodstock, Ontario
- May 2012 – 2012 RAV4 EV revealed at Electric Vehicle Symposium 26