Submitted by David M. on July 5, 2011
Toyota has been really quiet about their new RAV4 EV, except to mention a few things: Ships in 2012, Plug-in vehicle with range of 80 - 120 miles, Tesla supplied battery below floor. Big question, will this be a pure Electric Vehicle or a plug-in Toyota hybrid tricked out with lithium batteries? If Toyota goes the plug-in hybrid route, this could steal all the Chevy Volt thunder. Just imagine, 100mi battery only, plus 350 mile total range? If pure EV, then it would steal the thunder from Nissan Leaf due to passenger space and hauling ability. Who knows?