Actor Ed Begley Jr., best known for roles in St. Elsewhere, This is Spinal Tap, and Six Feet Under, among others, has always been a committed environmentalist. We interviewed Ed in 2008 (time flies!).
Back when the only electric vehicles you could get were the GM EV1 and the Toyota RAV4 EV, he bought the latter, charging it with his house's solar panels. Well, apparently it's time to move on for Ed.
His RAV4 EV is for sale on Craigslist. Interested?
It's a 2002 RAV4 electric with 119,000 miles and a new battery that was installed in February 2011 at a cost of $13,050. The ad claims the new battery has at least 7-8 more years of life left and gets 85 miles to a charge.
Apparently it was "meticulously" maintained, and it comes with a significant perk:
Another fabulous perk to owning this all electric car is that it comes with a White Clean Air Decal, that is only available to Zero Emission vehicles. Which means, in California, you can ride in the carpool lane all by yourself! (And if you live in Los Angeles, you know this has an approx $5 million dollar value)
The original MSRP in 2002 was $42,000, and the ad asks for $17,500.
This is kind of a rare piece, as there are only about 500 RAV4 EVs on the road. You can make it even rarer by getting mr. Begley to autograph the hood, says the ad.