What is EV Mode in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is an incredible vehicle. It combines the inherent cargo and passenger-hauling capability with the automaker’s world-famous hybrid technology. There is a feature available with this outstanding platform that people might not be using because they don’t understand what it is and how it works. So, what is EV Mode in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? Basically, when a driver activates the Toyota EV Mode, the power to move the vehicle will not come from the onboard gasoline-powered engine. Instead, electricity will be drawn from the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack. Let’s take a look at some additional information that might come in handy for current and future owners of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
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When can I use EV Mode?
Toyota is including its EV electric driving mode on more of its hybrid vehicles. It is (obviously) standard equipment with the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid and it can also be found on the coming 2021 vehicles, the Toyota Sienna minivan and the Toyota Venza crossover SUV. The battery pack on the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid is charged through the normal course of driving. This means that plug-in charging equipment isn’t needed. The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid is best used in EV Mode in low-speed situations, like navigating a parking lot. Using the gasoline engine in these situations can actually be less efficient than most other operations.
How far can I drive on EV Mode?
The exact distance a 2020 RAV4 Hybrid can drive on EV Mode can vary quite a bit. It will depend on the charging status of the battery system, the overall health of the vehicles propulsion systems and the terrain on which the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid is being driven. Luckily, Toyota has installed a system to keep a close eye on the hybrid system. The level of charge left in the battery can be displayed on the vehicle’s touchscreen interface.
You can learn more about the EV Mode found with the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid by making an appointment with a Serra Toyota product expert today.