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 started in Los Angeles next week. Luckily, we will be in LA with a camera or two and will bring you the full details from the show Monday, May 7. For now, all we know is what we've learned about the prototype that Toyota and Tesla have been showing for a while. For example, it will likely only be sold in California. Read our Quick Spin here.

Speaking of EVS, what's kind of surprising is that this year is the 26th edition of the show. Yes, even as we're just seeing the dawn of the modern EV era, some groups have been working on these vehicles for decades. It's a long road to get off of gasoline.
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Toyota to Debut All New RAV4 EV at EVS 26

April 30, 2012

Torrance, Calif., April 30, 2012---Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., will debut the all new RAV4 EV at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles. Toyota's news conference will be held on Monday, May 7 at noon in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Credentialed media can receive complimentary EVS26 registration by visiting

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      • 3 Years Ago
      As much I'm excited about rav4-ev are we talking about 7 years old body style for "all new rav4 ev" or 2013 all new?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lets hope it has more than 120 miles range.
      • 3 Years Ago
      An electric Rav4 would be a great replacement for my gas Rav4. :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, whatever they're teasing with that picture, I sure hope it isn't the paint. Holy orange peel on that panel at the bottom... that's some of the worst OEM paint I've ever seen.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's intentional, dumb asx. Toyota has been doing this at the bottom of their doors for years now. It's to help fight rock chips.
      • 3 Years Ago
      A Rav4 EV would be a suitable replacement for my gas Rav4. :D
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does this car comply with the Pedestrian Safety Act of 2010 requiring that a pedestrian warning sound be emitted at low speeds?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm nevar giving up my V6
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