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RAV4 comes with electric drive in 2012
Toyota and Tesla to jointly develop an electric vehicle version of the RAV4. From 2012 the at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) are produced in Woodstock Ontario.
"We will mount the vehicle on the same line as the RAV4 with a gasoline engine," said Ray Tanguay, chairman of TMMC. "This streamlines and simplifies the production process and guarantees the highest possible level of quality. The agreement is a good example of our strategy of working with companies that can offer cutting-edge technology in their field, "said Tanguay.
100 million U.S. dollars for powertrain
Tesla Toyota operates with 100 million dollars in the development of an electric powertrain. These include both the battery and the electric motor, and the transmission and power electronics for the . Tesla will produce the electric drivetrain in its plant in Palo Alto and then deliver the final assembly to Woodstock.
The electric RAV4 comes from 2012 in the U.S. market. Prices, production volume and regional distribution details are not yet known. Toyota Engineering and Manufacturing America (TEMA) and Tesla had agreed last year to convert first 32 RAV4 petrol-powered prototypes in electric vehicles.
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