Recognize that picture? It's a photo of one the RAV4 EVs that was up on eBay last month, and now it's back. The zero-emission SUV was auctioned off by someone in California and was won by another California resident who offered up $58,100 to buy the car. This bidder turned out to not be serious about actually taking delivery of the RAV4, so eBay is investigating the situation (according to the seller) and the car is back on the block.
Say what you want about electric cars, they can go for a pretty penny on eBay. Recently, electric versions of Toyota's RAV4 have sold for $60,000-$70,000 (way up from the original list price of around $40,000, which also got ten grand or so in tax credits). There's another of these electric SUVs currently for sale on the site. The auction ends Oct. 25 and has been bid up to $11,000 already. This car has under 34,000 miles and the nickel-metal hydride batteries can be expected to last for aroun