2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
Unless you’ve been sleeping for the past year you’ll know that Toyota is bringing back the iconic RAV4 EV for the 2012 model year and contrary to past reports, will be available for private purchase. You probably also know that the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will be powered by a drivetrain designed by Californian electric car maker Tesla Motors (TSLA). But what you may not know is how much the world’s largest automaker is paying the relative automotive newcomer to design, build and supply the 2012 RAV4 EV’s all-electric drivetrain. The answer? A cool $100 million. Under the...
Toyota's Electric-Car Hat Trick: Three New EVs for 2012
It’s official: next year Toyota will launch not one, but three plug-in vehicles in the year ahead. Announced at Toyota’s Annual National Dealer meeting in Las Vegas, the trio of vehicles will consist of one plug-in hybrid and two pure electric vehicles to the U.S. market by the end of...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield