Report: Toyota to launch electric-car in Japan in 2012

Toyota RAV4 EV Teasers

According to Kyodo new agency, Toyota will start selling a compact electric-car in Japan starting 2012. While a Toyota spokeswoman said that she couldn’t comment on the statement, she said that the company has plans to launch an electric-cars in the United States by 2012 (she’s talking about the Toyota RAV4 EV).

Toyota, which currently does not offer a fully electric-vehicle will reveal a RAV4 EV at the 2010 LA Auto Show next week that has been co-developed with Tesla Motors.

Toyota currently owns a $50 million stake in Tesla Motors, which will provide the battery and motor for the RAV4 EV.

Toyota RAV4 EV Teasers:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Reuters