Toyota RAV4 EV to Bow at International Electric Vehicle Symposium

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will be officially unveiled on May 7 at the International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles.

The original RAV4 EV was available for lease, but only in California. The latest generation marks the first time that the company will release the car with the intent for full market release, although Toyota has yet to say whether it will be for sale in every state.

The RAV4 EV originally debuted at the 2010 LA Auto Show, where the company announced a 100-mile target range for the car, which is surprising considering it is 220 lbs heavier than the standard gasoline model. The Tesla-sourced drivetrain Toyota will implement is already road-proven as the same system used in the Tesa Roadster.

Along with the announcement, Toyota revealed the badge (shown above) that can be found on the new RAV4 EV.

The presentation will no doubt give us full details on the vehicle, as right now Toyota is staying tight lipped.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Mindyterw Mindyterw on May 07, 2012

    The price is to high and it will only 100 miles.. The Tesla goes twice as far and the sadan is about 5000. less.