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10'All new' Toyota RAV4 EV coming to EVS26 next week

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

11'All new' Toyota RAV4 EV coming to EVS26 next week

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

52Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nürburgring lap time [w/video]

Toyota's TMG EV P001 – perhaps trying to outrun its boring name – smashed the existing lap record for an electric vehicle on the famed 12.93-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife track with a time of seven minutes, 47.79 seconds. This beats the previous electric car time by a healthy margin and puts Toyota's electric racer on par with the lap times recorded by vehicles like the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo, but is still a ways off the any-powertrain-goes record of 6:48. The just-bested

29Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nürburgring lap time [w/video]

Toyota's TMG EV P001 – perhaps trying to outrun its boring name – smashed the existing lap record for an electric vehicle on the famed 12.93-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife track with a time of 7 minutes and 47.79 seconds. This beats the previous electric car time by a healthy margin and puts Toyota's electric racer on par with the lap times recorded by vehicles like the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo, but is still a ways off the any-powertrain-goes record of 6:48. The just-bes

2Toyota's Nürburgring electric racer to be sold in limited quantities

Just days before its scheduled attempt to smash the existing electric vehicle lap record at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife, Toyota Motorsports GmbH (TMG) has reportedly decided to sell the heart and soul of its electric racer in limited quantities.

9Revealed: Toyota's electric race car is....Radical!

In advance of it assault on the standing electric vehicle record round the 'Ring, Toyota Motorsports GmbH (TMG) has released a photo and a few more details about the vehicle it will use to quickly navigate the 20.832 km (12.94 miles) length of the Nordschleife.

23Toyota shooting for electric vehicle 'Ring record on August 29

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has announced its intention to smash the existing electric vehicle lap record at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife on August 29.

10Toyota shooting for electric vehicle 'Ring record on August 29

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has announced it will attempt to smash the existing electric vehicle lap record at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife on August 29.

43Toyota president: We are determined to lead the electric-drive segment

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Report: Toyota to mass produce electric vehicle for Chinese market by 2012

Toyota's devotion to hybrids is unmatched, but now the company is reportedly branching out to mass produce an electric vehicle (EV) by 2012. Before you gear up and get ready to buy this battery-powered vehicle, note that this EV will not be for U.S. consumption. The Nikkei newspaper reports that Toyota, through its joint venture with FAW Group Corporation, will test the waters by introducing a Chinese-built EV based on the subcompact Toyota Vios, but it will be marketed under a different brand.

26MT: Electric supercar from Toyota in the works?

We're taking this news with a grain of salt for now, but Motor Trend is reporting that Toyota is hard at work on a fully electric supercar. If there's any truth to this report, Toyota President Akio Toyoda was so impressed after a spin in Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster that he immediately green-lit a feasibility study into the electric supercar project.

12MT: Electric supercar from Toyota in the works?

We're taking this news with a grain of salt for now, but Motor Trend is reporting that Toyota is hard at work on a fully electric supercar. If there's any truth to this report, Toyota President Akio Toyoda was so impressed after a spin in Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster that he immediately green-lit a feasibility study into the electric supercar project.

18Rumormill: Toyota, Tesla to jointly develop electric prototype by year's end

Just a few days back, we glanced over Tesla's amended IPO statement and discovered some well-buried words that suggested Tesla and Toyota may never work together on the development of an electric vehicles. The words from Tesla actually read, "We have not entered into any agreements with Toyota for any such arrangements, including any purchase orders, and we may never do so."

15Rumormill: Toyota, Tesla to jointly develop electric prototype by year's end

Just a few days back, we glanced over Tesla's amended IPO statement and discovered some well-buried words that suggested that Tesla and Toyota may never work together on the development of an electric vehicles. The words from Tesla actually read, "We have not entered into any agreements with Toyota for any such arrangements, including any purchase orders, and we may never do so."

52Survey: Car buyers most likely to purchase EVs from Toyota, Honda and Ford; Nissan trails substantially

The graphical representation above really tells the whole story here, but we'll try to offer up a little extra insight anyway. Deloitte Consulting conducted a widespread survey covering several aspects of the automotive industry, and you can read the whole report here. The graph above illustrates just one finding, but it really paints a picture of the overall results of the survey.

10UK will spend £25 million ($40 million U.S.) on huge electric car test program

Mitsubishi iMiEV - click above for high res iamge gallery

AddAnother RAV4 EV sale on eBay, this time for $55,000

$15,000 for the batteries?  An older battery system seems to be one of the main differences between the most-recent RAV4 EV which sold on eBay for almost $15,000 less than the RAV4 that sold for about $70,000 there about a month ago. As the only somewhat mass-produced, full-size electric vehicle still kicking around that was made by a major auto manufacturer, the RAV4 EV is a unique automobile. The RAV4 EV has been discontinued, but with Toyota's recent announcement that the company would s

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