Toyota to reveal electric RAV4 concept

* First sight of electric crossover concept car * Developed by Toyota and Tesla * Planned for production in 2010...

Toyota to reveal electric RAV4 concept

The Toyota RAV4 EV electric concept car will be revealed at the Los Angeles motor show next week.

The concept car is the latest step towards Toyota launching a production version of the electric crossover in the USA in 2012.

Toyota's concept car has mated the current RAV4 with an electric powertrain supplied by Tesla Motors.

This is the first fruit of a collaboration between the two companies that was announced in May and will see them co-operate in the development of electric vehicles.

Toyota will announce specifications and further details for the RAV 4 EV concept at the LA motor show next Wednesday.