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    Official: Toyota's 'green bond' an industry first, quickly rises to $1.75 billion
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    Toyota is greasing the skids for more green car purchases with the announcement of a $1.75-billion bond designed to finance the purchase of high-efficiency Toyota and Lexus models. The Asset-Backed Green Bond is a first for the automotive industry and is making a lot of money available to buy or ...

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    Report: 'Real world' electric vehicle test easily beats EPA ratings
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    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 ...

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    Report: Toyota offering up to $7,500 incentices for RAV4 EV; some customers will pay just $32,000
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    Nationwide Insurance tries to attract potential customers on its so-called "vanishing deductible." Toyota is offering a somewhat similar "vanishing price tag" on its battery-electric RAV4 EV. The Japanese automaker, which recently started selling the all-electric 'ute in California, is offering ...

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    Report: Toyota warns that RAV4 EV might display warning at some Level 2 public chargers
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    As advanced as the powertrain in the all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV is, it is having problems with some public Level 2 charging stations. Cindy Knight, the public affairs manager for environmental, safety and quality communications at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, confirmed to AutoblogGreen that a ...

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    Video: Toyota shows off RAV4 EV's eco tricks with new videos
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    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 ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]
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    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 ...

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    Exclusive: EVS: Why Toyota set sales numbers for RAV4 EV at just 2,600
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    Last week, Toyota unveiled the all-new RAV4 EV and announced two important numbers: a $49,800 MSRP and a sales target of just 2,600 over the next three years. There's more to the story, though, as told to us by Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager of Toyota Division at Toyota ...

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    Official: Toyota RAV4 EV priced at $49,800
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    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 ...

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    Official: 'All new' Toyota RAV4 EV coming to EVS26 next week
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    There could not be a more bland teaser for the upcoming all-electric "all new" Toyota RAV4 EV than the one Toyota just released: silver sheetmetal with a badge that simply reads "Electric." To see the rest of the vehicle, we will have to wait until the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) gets ...

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    Report: ZEV credit shuffle: Is the Toyota RAV4 EV just here to please CARB?
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    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In early August, we reported that initial sales of the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will be limited to the state of California. That revelation came straight from the mouth of Bob Carter, group vice-president and general manager of Toyota ...

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    Toyota selects Leviton to charge up Prius Plug-in, RAV4 EV
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    Toyota Prius Plug-in – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On Wednesday, Toyota Motor U.S. announced it struck up a deal with Leviton, selecting the in-home electrical giant as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provider for Toyota's customers and dealers. Rick ...

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    Report: Initial sales of Toyota RAV4 EV limited to California
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    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While it's been confirmed that the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will "definitely be sold to the general public," Toyota's definition of general public, at least initially, apparently only means residents of California. That appears to be ...

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    Official: Production of Toyota RAV4 EV set for Ontario, Canada
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    All 2012 RAV4 EV models destined for the U.S. will be manufactured in Ontario, Canada, according to Toyota Motor North America senior vice-president Ray Tanguay. Speaking on the sidelines of the Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI, Tanguay told ...

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    Tesla scores $100 million Toyota RAV4 EV-related contract
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    Buried within its latest U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Tesla Motors revealed that its deal with Toyota is to be pumped up, with the Japanese automaker agreeing to fork over an additional $100 million to Tesla. ...

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    Follow-up: 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will "definitely be sold to the general public"
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    Recent reports, including ours, incorrectly stated the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be sold to fleet and car sharing organizations. Though we now know that's not true and corrected the original post, we'd like to set the record straight by quoting Toyota's latest on the subject:

    The 2012 RAV4 EV ...

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    Countdown to Earth Day: Regenerative braking 102
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    When is regenerative braking not regenerative braking? Pretty much all the time, it turns out. Take the Toyota Prius, which has what's called blended braking, which implies that both the friction brake (which all standard cars use to slow down) and the motor work together to reduce speed. In ...

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    Quick Spin: Toyota RAV4 EV
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    A Solid Electric CUV, For A Prototype Ahh, the joys of driving a prototype vehicle. During the annual Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar in San Diego, California this week, Toyota brought in a handful of all-electric RAV4 EVs for us to tool around in, but there were some caveats: The route was ...

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    Toyota outlines future eco-car launch schedule
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    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At a recent event in Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) execs outlined the automaker's "eco-car" future. Within the next couple of years, Toyota aims to introduce numerous alternative-energy vehicles, including 11 conventional ...

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    LA 2010: Elon Musk says Tesla-powered Toyota RAV4 EV is good for Model S
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    Elon Musk (right) and Jim Lentz with the Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following the unveiling of the brand-new Toyota RAV4 EV, "Powered by Tesla," at the LA Auto Show yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Sales' president and chief operating ...

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    LA 2010: Toyota RAV4 EV, powered by Tesla, hits the stage
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    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Proudly "Powered by Tesla," the brand-new Toyota RAV4 EV made its debut at the LA Auto Show today, and it's pretty much what you'd expect: a current-generation RAV4 with the heart of a Tesla Roadster. Or maybe a Model S. In any case, ...

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