The new 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is showcased in the two above videos with close-up shots of the car’s interior, exterior, and engine. I’m not much of a car person, but I found the top video with interviews of the Toyota and Tesla engineers fairly entertaining. It’s nice to hear people admit that they stereotyped each other before actually working together — and low and behold, the partnership between Toyota and Tesla has gone smoothly.
The second video focuses on reducing “range anxiety” — the idea that a car’s battery will leave you stranded when you least expect it — by making the car more aerodynamic. Some aspects of the video are quite technical, other changes to the car are easy enough to understand. Everything from improved wheels to the rear spoiler have been modified to reduce drag, giving the RAV4 EV a range of about 100 miles.
Source: Autoblog Green
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.