Toyota debuts RAV4 EV prototype at Los Angeles Auto Show (Video)

Toyota has unveiled the second generation RAV4 EV prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The RAV4 EV is jointly created with Tesla Motors, who was responsible for building and supplying the battery, as well as other related parts.

To distinguish it from the standard RAV4, the electric version features a new front bumper, grille, fog lamps, head lamps and EV badging. Interior is upgraded with custom seat trim, multimedia dash displays, push-button shifter and dashboard meters.

35 vehicles will be built next year for a demonstration and evaluation program. Production model will be launched in 2012 with a target range of 100 miles.

Refresher: The first generation RAV4 EV was unveiled in 1997 and a total of 1,484 vehicles were sold in the U.S.

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