5th September 2013
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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]

Tesla-Hearted Toyota Offers Real Sport And Utility The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is the most advanced Alpha prototype electric vehicle we've ever driven. Or maybe it's a poster child for the 21st Century automotive industry where all sorts of new things are being tried, like when old-school automakers and ambitious start-ups find common purpose in rushing an all-electric crossover to market in two years. Or maybe it's the end result of a decade-long process of getting ...
19th August 2013
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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]

Tesla-Hearted Toyota Offers Real Sport And Utility The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is the most advanced Alpha prototype electric vehicle we've ever driven. Or maybe it's a poster child for the 21st Century automotive industry where all sorts of new things are being tried, like when old-school automakers and ambitious start-ups find common purpose in rushing an all-electric crossover to market in two years. Or maybe it's the end result of a decade-long process of getting ...
10th August 2013
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Toyota RAV4 EV priced at $49,800

Announced almost two years ago, Toyota finally gave us some more details about the was the all-electric RAV4 EV will be sold to the general public during the 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles today. The important number? The MSRP for what Toyota calls a 'fully equipped' RAV4 EV is $49,800 and will be available before the end of the year. Toyota says the RAV4 EV's range is 100 miles and that the car will ...
10th August 2013
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Popular Science magazine’s Best Of What’s New 2012 all ate up with cars

Popular Science has named the winners in its Best of What's New awards, the victors coming in the categories of aerospace, automotive, engineering, entertainment, gadgets, green, hardware, health, home, recreation, security and software. The automotive category did not go wanting for lauded advancements: Tesla Model S: the Grand Award winner for being 'the standard by which all future electric vehicles will be measured.' BMW 328i: it's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gets called out for being more powerful and ...
3rd August 2013
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Toyota To Unveil Electric RAV4 Next Month

By Jonathan Welsh Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota’s RAV4 EV will compete directly with the Nissan Leaf. Toyota Motor Corp. said it will reveal the new RAV4 EV compact crossover on May 7 at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium, or EVS26, in Los Angeles. The car maker, which has long said it would build a battery-powered version of the RAV4, last year confirmed it would sell the coming vehicle to retail consumers, not only to fleet customers. The company, which previously ...
20th July 2013
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Reviewing the Toyota RAV4 EV

Bradley Berman for The New York Times2012 Toyota RAV4 EV. In Sunday’s Automobiles section, Bradley Berman reviews the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, a purely electric version of the compact crossover with a drivetrain sourced from Tesla Motors. The RAV4 has always been respectible, if not a standout in its crowded segment. A power-source transplant, however, works wonders for the Toyota’s on-road personality, as Mr. Berman writes: I punched the Sport button on the all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV that ...
20th July 2013
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‘Real world’ electric vehicle test easily beats EPA ratings

Some Republicans decry what they say are the liberal leanings of the federal government, but when it comes to rating the single-charge range of electric vehicles, the feds' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is decidedly conservative. At least, this is what Edmunds found in a recent EV road test of nine models, including the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf and a prototype version of the Volkswagen e-Golf. In fact, all eight non-prototype vehicles beat their EPA ratings ...
4th July 2013
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Toyota and Tesla Trot Out the RAV4 EV

Toyota Motor SalesThe Toyota RAV4 EV will arrive in California dealerships this summer. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.– The RAV4 EV, a battery-powered crossover jointly developed by Toyota and Tesla, made its California debut this week. The vehicle, aimed at urban markets here, will be offered for sale this summer for $51,000. Tesla has a $100 million contract to supply the vehicle’s electric motors, power electronics, proprietary lithium-ion battery packs, single-speed gearboxes and software. The components, the companies said, were ...
30th June 2013
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Toyota shows off RAV4 EV’s eco tricks with new videos

If a picture paints a thousand words, Toyota's hoping that a couple videos do a little better than that for its RAV4 Electric Vehicle. The Japanese automaker recently released a couple of videos touting the EV and its evolution through the company's partnership with Tesla Motors. The first five-plus-minute video features engineers discussing the benefits of collaborating with Tesla, including software advancements and battery technology that complemented Toyota's engine-packaging expertise. The other video, clocking in at almost ...
18th June 2013
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Toyota RAV4 EV priced at $49,800

Announced almost two years ago, Toyota finally gave us some more details about the was the all-electric RAV4 EV will be sold to the general public during the 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles today. The important number? The MSRP for what Toyota calls a 'fully-equipped' RAV4 EV is $49,800 and will be available before the end of the year. Toyota says the RAV4 EV's range is 100 miles and that the car will charge ...