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LA 2010: Toyota RAV4 EV, powered by Tesla, hits the stage

by Autoblog Staff (RSS feed) on Nov 17th, 2010 at 8:28PM

Proudly "Powered by Tesla," the brand-new Toyota RAV4 EV made its debut at the LA Auto Show today, and it's pretty much what you'd expect: a current-generation RAV4 with the heart of a Tesla Roadster. Or maybe a Model S. In any case, one of Silicon Valley's electric cars. As we've known, Tesla's role in the partnership is to develop the powertrain – including the battery, power electronics module, electric motor, gearbox and software – for Toyota's popular CUV. The RAV4 EV has a long history, as long-time plug-in vehicle fans are well aware. The first-gen version arrived in... Read More

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