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USA: Plug In America’s RAV-4 EV Auction

We have great news! Plug In America has received a very generous donation of a RAV-4 EV with its charger, and we want one of our supporters to drive this car. We are thrilled to have an opportunity to raise much needed funds for our movement while getting a new driver into an electric car!

You can find the auction listing on eBay, if you are interested in bidding on the RAV-4 EV and supporting Plug In America. At the bottom of this email you will find all of the information on the car which is also in the eBay listing.The listing will be available for 10 days and the auction ends on March 15th. Any questions about the car can be directed to

Now is your chance to drive an EV and support Plug In America at the same time!


Marc Geller

Specification on the Car:

• 2002 Toyota RAV4-EV

• Very limited 2WD Toyota built all-Electric Vehicle edition of the popular gas-powered RAV4

• 74,395 miles

• Purchased used from first owner 05/05/2007 for $42,500 with 56,000 miles (only put on 18K miles in 5 years)

• 100% non-smoking drivers (first and 2nd owner)

• Battery back reconditioned by Toyota’s authorized service group, Battery MD, on 3/6/2010 for $6,500. All maintenance done by Toyota, records included.

RAV4 EV Specs:
• Certified Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)

•Battery pack – 28 kWh Advanced nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)

•Top speed – 78 mph (electronically limited)

•Driving range – 80-100 miles. 80 on Highways, 100 City

•0-60 mph – In 18 seconds

•50kW Permanent Magnet Brushless Motor

•Toyota Induction Charging system – Requires 220V, 30-amp outlet on 40-amp breaker

•On-board charge controller

•Brakes: Power-assisted front disc/rear drum ABS with blended regenerative function

•Curb weight (lbs.): 3,440

•Cargo volume (cu. ft.) 31.4 behind rear seats

•Dual air bag supplemental restraint system

•Side-impact door beams

•4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

•Low tire pressure warning system
•Concealed spare tire (under car where gas tank would be)

•Heated and tinted windshield

•Halogen multi-reflector headlamps

•Front and rear intermittent wipers

•Fully reclining front and rear seats

•Heat pump-type CFC-Free air conditioning

•Power windows, door locks, and mirrors

•Heated driver and front passenger seats

•Rear window defogger

•Control panel with pre-heat and pre-cool cabin function

•Cup holder


•White Clean Air Stickers allow the vehicle to be operated by a single occupant in the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) (carpool or diamond) lanes of California’s freeways. See Vehicle Code (VC) §§5205.5 and 21655.9. These stickers never expire.

•Audiovox Keyless entry with two remotes

•Professionally installed Alpine IVA-D105 in-dash DVD/CD receiver with Alpine NVE-N872A Navigation system ($4,000 system new)

•RAV4INFO installed on Palm M515 connected ODB2 port for power and data. Allows you to monitor many aspects of the RAV4s systems including actual state of charge (SOC), Battery temperatures, regenerative braking, volts, amps, kW, whrs.

•”REAL EV” Custom California license plate with Yosemite Foundation background

•Toyota stand for Charger included as well as original wall mount hardware

•Toyota RAV4 EV factory service manual

•Accutire MS-4359B Remote Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with 4 Electronic Valve Caps and Programming Tire Pressure Gauge

See the Auction Listing.

Note: This auction is being managed by Plug In America, who will receive the proceeds. However, the car was made available by a private party who will be handling the financial transaction and donating the funds to Plug In America.

Soruce Olug-in America via eBay


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