Recent reports, including ours, have incorrectly stated the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be sold to fleet and car sharing organizations. Though we now know that's not true, we'd like to set the record straight by quoting an official response from Toyota about the inaccurate reports:
The 2012 RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public. We anticipate robust public interest in the RAV4 EV and are keen to inform consumers that their future vehicle options include a battery electric Toyota.

Toyota is the only manufacturer bringing two battery electric vehicles to the market in 2012 – the RAV4 EV and the Scion iQ EV. While the RAV4 EV will be available to the public, the Scion iQ EV will be marketed to fleet and car sharing programs only.
So, perhaps a model name mix-up triggered the erroneous reports? Either way, we're glad that the all-electric crossover will be available for retail sale. Thirsty for more details on the electric RAV4? Check out Autoblog Green's quick spin of the prototype RAV4 EV.
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Toyota RAV4 EV Coming to Market in 2012

Recent reports have incorrectly stated that the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be marketed to fleet and car sharing programs. We'd like to set the record straight. The 2012 RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public. We anticipate robust public interest in the RAV4 EV and are keen to inform consumers that their future vehicle options include a battery electric Toyota.

Toyota is the only manufacturer bringing two battery electric vehicles to the market in 2012 - the RAV4 EV and the Scion iQ EV. While the RAV4 EV will be available to the public, the Scion iQ EV will be marketed to fleet and car sharing programs only.

Multiple reports have been corrected on various automotive blog sites.


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      Emil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who cares what is the name of an ugly appliance from an overrated company?
      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Personally, I would rather have the Scion iQ in my driveway than this Ugly RAV. At least the iQ has some sort of style to it. The RAV just looks horrible.
        guyverfanboy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        Yes, I agree with Rav4 is rather ugly, but I would gladly replace my gas powered Rav4 with an EV Rav4! :)
      • 3 Years Ago
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      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog, why are you posting stuff about advanced electric vehicles? Based on the concensus this morning, people don't care for electric power, with the exception of a few. Me, personally, love both. But I know what propulsion powerful and don't always wanna be a slave to gas prices. Although, I would take a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
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      StackedVinyl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok that makes a lot more sense ! I could see the Scion iQ EV being an interesting urban rental, and the Rav 4 EV is technically in it's 2nd generation as a consumer vehicle (Tom Hanks likes to post YouTube vids on how awesome his 1st gen Rav 4 EV is)
      avtresearch.com
      • 3 Years Ago
      Combine this with VW's TAP system and we have something mighty interesting (http://www.avtresearch.com/2011/07/volkswagen-tap-system-introduction-to.html)
      turingTest
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cuanto cuesta?