It’s kind of crazy to think just ten years ago, the SUV craze was hitting its stride. Personally, I never bought into the whole SUV craze (I like nimble vehicles, thank you). There is, however, something to say about the utility and usefulness of a good-sized SUV though, and even today, I still see plenty of these hulking behemoths on the road. So Americans still like SUV’s.
I guess it’s a good thing then that Toyota and Tesla are working together to build an all-electric version of the RAV4. Not exactly my cup of tea as far as SUV’s go, but it’s a damn popular car. Plus, it’s size means it could carry a larger battery for longer range.
Now there is no doubt an EV version of the RAV4 would cost more than a standard car. The current MSRP is between $21,675 and $27,985. Let us say, for the sake of argument, that this RAV4 EV came with a 200 mile range (which the current Roadster is capable of doing, when driven gently). How much would you be willing to pay for an all-electric SUV?
Source: Tesla | Image: Toyota