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“Phase Zero” Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype Hits the Road

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Electric cars are really starting to take on all forms, from sensible compact hatchbacks to full out sports cars. Falling into neither of those categories is the Toyota RAV4 EV. The sport utility vehicle with an electric inclination isn't exactly new, but its "Phase Zero" prototype has now been taken out for a test drive by someone not from Toyota.

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Toyota Yaris HSD Brings Hybrid to Tiny Subcompact

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I guess today is Toyota Day. They're already going full electric with a new EV Prototype and the hybrid thing is going bigger with the Prius+ MPV, but that's not enough. Pretty soon, every car in a Toyota dealership will be either an EV or a hybrid and that trend is developing with the revealing of the Yaris HSD.

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Toyota RAV4 EV debuts with help from Tesla Motors

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This comes via a partnership with Tesla Motors (you know, of Tesla Roadster fame), so you know that the electric motor components are going to be pretty top notch. Interestingly enough, despite being significantly larger than the Honda Fit, the pre-production RAV4 EV gets the same 100 mile range on a single charge.

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Manitoba among first to test Prius plug-in hybrid

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Despite some of the more recent hits to the company's bulletproof reputation, the Toyota Prius continues to be the most iconic of the hybrid vehicles on the market. Even so, it's still "just" a regular hybrid; that could soon change. A new version is in the works and this take on the Prius will actually be a plug-in hybrid electric model. You can plug into a wall outlet so that it can recharge its internal batteries and the Canadian province of Manitoba will be among the first to actively test the new vehicle.

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Tesla and Toyota to manufacture model S sedan

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It was recently announced that California electric car manufacturer Tesla would be working with Japanese automobile producer Toyota to produce the Tesla Model S sedan, a high end electric car. For those not current on their electric car data, Tesla which was incorporated in 2003 and is known for producing high powered electric sports cars. The 2010 Tesla Roadster boasts a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds, with a range of about 250 miles between charges.

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