Next week the world’s biggest automakers will descend on the Big Apple for the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Among the many anticipated new debuts will be the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which the Japanese automaker teased with the above photo. Besides the photo though, Toyota isn’t dropping any hints about the RAV4 Hybrid, […]
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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.
Set to debut at the Paris Auto Show, the Toyota C-HR Concept will be on hand to offer an “innovative” and “engaging” compact hybrid crossover.
The partnership between Tesla and Toyota quickly dissolved as engineers and ideologies clashed over the RAV4 EV.
Starting this fall, 208 nickel metal-hydride batteries taken from Toyota Camry hybrids will be re-purposed for use at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone.
Though the three-year, $100 million battery deal between Tesla and Toyota is coming to an end, the Japanese automaker wants to keep its options open.
The Toyota RAV4 EV was always meant to be a placeholder, and looking back it’s clear Toyota has no intention of committing to pure electric vehicles.
After nearly a decade without a pure electric vehicle in its lineup, Toyota rolled out the RAV4 EV in 2012. With battery and electric powertrain supplied by Tesla Motors, the RAV4 EV has the makings of a hit. The New York Times described the drive as “transformational.” Southern California AAA ranked it the Top Green Car in […]
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.
A couple of years ago when Toyota announced it was working on an all-electric version of its iQ microcar, EV enthusiasts were excited. But last month Toyota backtracked, saying it would launch just a small fleet of the tiny iQ EV. The Japanese automaker has now released details on where those few EVs are going, and it is mostly to college campuses and car-sharing services.
Toyota has taken a lot of flack for producing what many are calling a “compliance car” in the Toyota Rav4 EV. With a $49,800 price tag and production initially limited to just 2,600 units, the Rav4 EV isn’t what one would call “affordable.” However, leasing options may make it slightly more attractive for the well-heeled EV enthusiast.
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 […]