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    Report: Toyota still wants Tesla's battery help, still evaluating RAV4 EV program

    Tesla Motors said earlier this month that the agreement it has with Toyota to supply battery packs for the Toyota RAV4 EV SUV would be finished by the end of the year. The deal is done, but Toyota is now singing its best version of Baby, Please Don't Go. The Japanese automaker may look to extend ...

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    Read This: CARB uses tricked-out RAV4 EV to measure air pollution in California

    The old-school Toyota RAV4 EV you see above is the California Air Resources Board's version of a non-participant observer. The all-electric vehicle cruises around the state measuring airborne pollution. Since it's powered by batteries, there are no tailpipe emissions created as CARB tries to get ...

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    Read This: Is 120 miles just about perfect for EV range?

    When it comes to battery-electric vehicles, our friend Brad Berman over at Plug In Cars says 40 miles makes all the difference in the world. That's the approximate difference in single-charge range between the battery-electric version of the Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Leaf. It's also the ...

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    Report: Toyota RAV4 EV ads will focus on target DirecTV customers

    Toyota is working with satellite-television provider DirecTV on hyper-targeting TV advertising for the automaker's RAV4 electric vehicle in an effort to more efficiently boost sales for the limited-volume model, Bloomberg News reports. DirecTV run RAV4 EV ads specifically in the Los Angeles, San ...

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    Report: Toyota: solid-state batteries coming in 2020, 3-4 times better than li-ion

    Toyota has never been a big fan of lithium ion batteries, and has a plan in place to replace them with solid-state batteries that are three-to-four times more powerful. Toyota will commercialize solid-state batteries around 2020 and lithium air batteries – which offer a fivefold increase ...

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    Toyota RAV4 EV gets EPA rating of 78 MPGe, 103-mile range; leases are $599/month

    Buried in a press release from Toyota about the loan and lease options for the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is the long-awaited confirmation that this is a 100-mile electric vehicle. The EPA has tested the CUV and rates it as having a driving range of 103 miles fully charged and 76 combined miles per ...

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    Video: 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 ...

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    Exclusive: EVS: Why Toyota set sales numbers for RAV4 EV at just 2,600

    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: 'All new' Toyota RAV4 EV coming to EVS26 next week

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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"

    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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    Report: Toyota RAV4 EV Scion iQ EV won't be sold to the general public *UPDATE

    For the sake of argument, let's posit that a Mitsubishi i is too odd looking for your tastes, a Nissan Leaf is still a bit too compact, and that your idea of a perfect battery-powered vehicle is something crossover-shaped. Well, you're in luck because the Toyota-Tesla Motors partnership is set ...

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    Countdown to Earth Day: Regenerative braking 102

    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

    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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    2011 Green Car Vision Award finalists include five pure electric cars

    The 2010 Green Car Vision Award winner, the Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Washington Auto Show is known for its focus on policy, but it is also the site of the annual Green Car Vision Awards, the future counterpoint to Green Car Journal's Green Car Vision Award. ...

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    LA 2010: Elon Musk says Tesla-powered Toyota RAV4 EV is good for Model S

    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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