Three years ago, Tesla and Toyota struck a deal to produce 2,600 battery-powered RAV4 EVs, and the last of those just arrived in California.
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The partnership between Tesla and Toyota quickly dissolved as engineers and ideologies clashed over the RAV4 EV.
As the undisputed king of hybrid cars, the Toyota Prius and its family of Prii dominate hybrid vehicle sales. Why Toyota even bothers building hybrid versions of its other cars like the Camry is beyond me. Yet it appears hybridization is contagious, as Toyota is saying that a hybrid version of the new 2013 Toyota RAV4 is a “possibility”.
I managed to catch Toyota’s Environmental Communications Manager while her Rav4 EV was out being tested, and we had a lovely chat about Toyota’s plans for the future.
File this next story under Half-Baked. Yesterday, Toyota finally announced the crucial details for its RAV4 EV joint project with Tesla Motors first announced almost two years ago. And what does Toyota have to show for two years, and $100 million (at least) of investment? A $49,800 all-electric SUV with 100 miles of range. Toyota […]
Toyota and American electric vehicle company Tesla announced Friday that the Japanese firm’s RAV4 EV plug-in sport-ute would be built in Canadian factories, starting in 2012. The RAV4 EV, aimed at key North American markets (i.e., California) is to be built at Toyota’s Woodstock, Ontario plant along the more conventional, gasoline variant of the RAV4. The RAV4 […]
After a brief scare regarding whether or not the Toyota RAV4 EV would be sold to the public, news has emerged that Toyota has awarded its partner, Tesla Motors, $100 million to provide EV powertrain parts for the RAV4 EV. And yes, you will be able to buy it. Toyota had previously paid Tesla Motors […]
There’s been a bit of a dust-up in recent days concerning the Scion iQ EV and the Toyota RAV4 EV regarding which will be sold to the public, and which won’t. Well the facts have finally emerged…but there’s still disappointment to go around.
Ever since Toyota announced a joint partnership with Tesla Motors, there has been a lot of talk about a new generation of electric Rav4’s. Well here it is, with a 100 mile range and a planned 2012 launch.
Toyota made waves this summer when they announced a strategic alliance with Tesla. Toyota infused $60 million into Tesla, and together the two will develop an all-electric Rav4, which will debut at the L.A. Auto Show.
There is a pretty good reason electric car companies have had only limited success so far. Starting a car company is tough. Just ask Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. The electric-roadster maker lost almost $35 million this quarter. Tesla released its financial statements, which show the company is investing heavily in research and development, while […]
It’s kind of crazy to think just ten years ago, the SUV craze was hitting its stride. Personally, I never bought into the whole SUV craze (I like nimble vehicles, thank you). There is, however, something to say about the utility and usefulness of a good-sized SUV though, and even today, I still see plenty […]
Toyota has been playing a three-pronged strategy to get the ball rolling again after such a dismal few months by simultaneously launching a major mea culpa with the politicians and public, providing huge incentives for potential customers, and accelerating the announcement of new products to fuel excitement. After seeing some congressional testimony and watching Toyota […]