TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Rav4 EV vs Model S 40kWh

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Kipernicus, Aug 10, 2012.

?

Which is the better buy?

  1. Model S 40kWh

    33 vote(s)
    64.7%
  2. Toyota Rav4 EV

    18 vote(s)
    35.3%
  1. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    6,007
    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    #21 Lloyd, Dec 20, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
    And now dealers are offering another $7500 (up from $5000) to get them gone by the end of the year! This is up from the previously released $5000 dealer incentive.
     
  2. dsinned

    dsinned Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    #22 dsinned, Dec 21, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
    Really? All CA dealers? On purchases that still qualify for 0%? When does this deal expire?
     
  3. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    6,007
    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    I beleive the incentive ends Jan 4. And Yes I was told that that the 0% still applies. I'm mildly upset that I bought mine early. I could have purchased for $10,000 less. (including the financing) Our local dealer was not aware of the incentive, but they looked and verified.
     
  4. dsinned

    dsinned Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    #24 dsinned, Dec 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
    I hear you. Buyers remorse here as well. Funny thing is, my local Toyota dealer (where I bought my RAV4 EV last month at nearly full sticker price and only 1.9% APR financing), just this afternoon, denied any such deals exist. Yet, the same dealer's website clearly species $5k off AND 0%! Gotta wonder about car salesman sometimes. No wonder they generally have a bad reputation!
     
  5. dsinned

    dsinned Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    RAV4 EV still being offered at tremendous savings: $6000 off sticker, 0% APR financing, $7500 IRS tax credit, $2500 CA Rebate and possibly another $2500 off for something called Toyota "loyalty" cashback. Inexplicably, for whatever reasons, these cars just do not seem to be selling well. Less than 200 thru end of December have been sold since introduction (starting September 24th). I'm certain there are more potential buyers, but you can only buy (or lease) one if you reside in CA. At these prices, with so much of the RAV EV design based on Tesla electrified automotive technology, they should be selling like hotcakes. It is indeed a phenomenal SUV, but I only wish I waited a few months to buy mine for many thousands less than I paid last November.
     
  6. jcstp

    jcstp Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,627
    Location:
    Belgium
  7. TonyWilliams

    TonyWilliams Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,439
    Location:
    San Diego - Tesla powered Rav4 EV
    #27 TonyWilliams, Jan 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
    I won't be surprised that with wide acceptance and support for Tesla Model S and X, that a whole bunch of Rav4's get shipped out of California. Above anything else, it is a solid Toyota product with a great drive train, and can be purchased for many, many thousands less than the cheapest Model S.

    Currently, the Poor Man's Model X is $34,800 in California through Feb 4, 2013 with all the incentives. That's with a 50kWh Tesla battery pack (41.8kWh usable) and a genuine Tesla motor. They almost literally throw in a Rav4 for free.

    NOTE: Toyota paid Tesla $100 million for 2600 cars... $38,462 each.
     
  8. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    6,007
    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Me too, I did not get the dealer rebate. I complained and they said the would do something for me. Free set of tires was mentioned.
     
  9. GreyDay

    GreyDay New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Dallas
    Actually Folsom Lake Toyota was very helpful shipping a RAV4 EV to Texas. The price was in-line with what you'd pay for a top of the line Prius btw. Leviton also will sell you the 40AMP charger without their inspection process and a guy pulling permits, which in Texas isn't needed.

    That said, even with the best deal on a RAV4 EV there's still about a 15-20K gap between it and Tesla S. That's a real difference.
     
  10. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    15,244
    Location:
    Texas
    It's worth $15-$20K easily not to have to deal with Toyota service. I am so tired of having to bring my own measured amount of oil and check everything they do because they so often do it wrong.
     
  11. Elshout

    Elshout Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    Novato
    The local Novato (18 miles North of G.G. Bridge) elected not to sell the RAV4 EV as he didn't want to spend what was necessary to service the car. As Toyota will only sell the bare minimum they need to meet California rules, finding a dealer may not necessarily be all that easy. As Doug points out, this car will only be sold in California.
     
  12. TonyWilliams

    TonyWilliams Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,439
    Location:
    San Diego - Tesla powered Rav4 EV
    Through April 1, 2013, the incentive is $10,000 from Toyota, plus the $7500 fed tax credit, plus whatever your state does (no sales tax in Washington, $2500 in California, $6000 in Colorado, $7500 in West Virginia, etc).

    In addition, dealers are discounting up to $4000 with 2% hold-back from Toyota. The net cost of a $50,870 MSRP car can be below $30,000.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC