What is it?
Although Toyota has committed to hybrid power trains in a big way, it is also dipping its toe into the battery-powered electric vehicle market. The Toyota RAV4 EV is the Japanese manufacturer's all-electric SUV, developed in conjunction with electric vehicle specialist Tesla Motors.
The RAV4 EV is currently only on sale in urban areas of California, where it is in line with the state's strict clean vehicle laws and qualifies for tax breaks and financial incentives.
Akio Toyoda, president and chief executive of Toyota, put forward the prospect of a collaboration with Elon Musk's Tesla back in 2010.
Underpinned by a Tesla-designed battery and electric powertrain, the front-wheel-drive RAV4 EV developed from a pipe dream to a reality in just 22 months.
The SUV was first revealed in 2012 and has since gone on sale in modest numbers. Output will be restricted to 2600 examples for the first three years of production.