The Toyota RAV4 EV has been unveiled at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles.
The RAV4 EV has been developed with Tesla Motors, which produces the Roadster electric sports car and will launch the Model S luxury car in 2013. Tesla designed and produced the RAV4 EV's battery and electric powertrain.
Power comes from a 154bhp electric motor, which drives the front wheels. There are Normal and Sport driving modes; the 0-60mph time is 8.6 seconds in Normal mode and 7.0 seconds in Sport mode. Top speed is 85mph.
A range of cosmetic changes help improve airflow over the car, and include a new front bumper and grille, a rear spoiler and new door mirrors.
The RAV4 EV will go on sale through selected dealers in California at $49,800 (approximately 30,836). There are no plans to sell it outside the US.