Electric RAV4 makes its debut at the LA Auto Show

Nic Cackett

An electric RAV4 developed jointly between Toyota and Tesla has made its debut at the LA show.

The concept is based on a standard Toyota RAV4, but gets an electric powertrain courtesy of specialist manufacturer, Tesla.

Toyota is planning to launch a production of the RAV4 EV in 2012 after a 35 development vehicles have been put through their paces next year.