Toyota will reveal its new electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, the RAV4 EV Concept.The concept marks further progress towards RAV4 EV being brought to market in the USA in 2012. The new concept combines the current RAV4 compact SUV with an electric powertrain from Tesla Motors. In May, Toyota announced it would co-operate with the American company in the development of electric vehicles and parts, and in EV production systems and engineering. By working together, Toyota states that it aims to learn from Tesla’s EV technology capabilities. RAV4 EV is an effort by Toyota  to reduce the use of fossil fuels and cut CO2 emissions by developing more efficient and alternative powertrain technologies, they said.

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