Local Toyota Technical Center designs new all-electric RAV4 with Tesla Motors
According to a report from the Ann Arbor Journal, engineers at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor Township have teamed up with electric carmaker Tesla Motors to develop a RAV4 Electric Vehicle that will go on sale in California late this summer.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
The new vehicle was unveiled at a conference in Los Angeles in May. The project, initiated by Toyota’s president two years ago, combines a battery and electric powertrain designed by Tesla with the RAV4 compact SUV model. The new car will be built at a Toyota Canadian plant.
According to the Journal’s story, the new RAV4 EV will have the longest EPA estimated driving range rating of any non-luxury electric vehicle.