In May 2010, Toyota began a partnership with the American manufacturer of electric Tesla Motors, and in November the same year, the partners presented electriccrossover Toyota RAV4 EV. As promised earlier, the car was launched in limited production, and recently it was reported that sales of new items will begin in the late summer of 2012 at a price of 49,800 dollars. However, the first electric version of the RAV4 purchase will only residents of the State of California in the United States, and the further expansion of the market will depend on demand. And the price bites. For comparison, the cost of the conventional RAV4 starts at $22,640. The crossover movement is 154 hp electric motor, powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 41.8 kWh. The maximum speed of Toyota RAV4 EV reaches 160 km/h, and acceleration from zero to hundreds of 8,6 seconds is required. According to the automaker, cruising range of 160 kilometers of new products, and fully charge the battery from the mains voltage of 240 volts will take about six hours.