Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid (2021)

The complete guide to charging your Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid (2021), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Key Stats

Range (WLTP):

46 miles

Electric cost/mile:


Rapid charge:


EV type:

Plug-in hybrid


Once upon a time, Toyota said the RAV4 only needed self-charging hybrid power; now, they offer a much-improved fifth generation of the SUV as a plug-in hybrid variant. The new RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid faces some stiff competition in a very busy family SUV PHEV market, but it manages to stand out with its striking angular design. It’s also surprisingly efficient considering its boxy design, with a fuel economy of 282.4 mpg (if charged regularly) and CO2 emissions of just 22 gCO2/km, which puts it in one of the lowest company car BiK rates.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging methodTypically found atCharging time*Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plugHome8 h6 m/h
3.6kWHome / Work5 h9 m/h
7kWHome / Work / Public Locations3 h16 m/h
22kWWork / Public Locations3 h16 m/h
50kWPublic LocationsN/AN/A
150kWPublic LocationsN/AN/A

* Based on EV Made Easy estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Toyota RAV4 with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2
Max AC 1-phase rate: 6.6kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 6.6kW
Connector location: Right Side - Rear

Where you can charge a Toyota RAV4

You can charge your Toyota RAV4 conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.


At Home

7kw Smart Chargers from £899*


Find out more about Smart Home Charging


At Work

7k or 22kW Smart Charger**


Find out more about Workplace EV Charging


Shared parking

7kW or 22kW Smart Charger


Find out more about Residential EV Charging


On Public Networks

7kW or 22kw Smart Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the EV Made Easy Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Toyota RAV4

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates).

PlaceAvg. costCost/mile
Home (empty to full)*£4.5611.67p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)**N/AN/A

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*)46 miles
EV Made Easy Confidence Range**39 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** EV Made Easy Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph6 seconds
Top speed111 mph
Engine power302 bhp / 225 kW
Torque227 Nm
Battery size18.1 kWh
Usable battery (EV Made Easy estimate)16.3 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP)350 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (EV Made Easy estimate)417 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP)282 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP)22 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (EV Made Easy calculated)*49 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Toyota RAV4 is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax.

OTR price*£41,750

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Car Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)Amount
Year 1£0
Years 2-5£480
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax yearBiK tax rateAnnual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxesAmount
London Congestion Zone Charge*£15
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge**£0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group34-35
Grant nameEligibilityAmountBenefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant£350Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grant£0Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant£250Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.