Tuesday, July 13, 2010

RAV4 and Lexus RX Electric Car

RAV4 and Lexus RX Electric Car

Toyota's cooperation with the United States electric carmaker, Tesla Motors Inc., began to show results. Agreed, RAV4 and Lexus RX models will be produced in an electric version. Tesla-party states, two prototype models will be sent to Toyota this month as well. According to internal company sources, as reported by Bloomberg, today, the previous Toyota also wants to try the battery on the Corolla Altis. However, the RAV4 and the RX is more compatible with the weights held Tesla battery so that both are selected.

Previously, the boss of Toyota Motor Company Akio Toyoda said, cooperation with Tesla became one of the agenda to achieve the latest technology in the automotive sector. Toyota also pour funds worth 50 million U.S. dollars to buy shares in Tesla at the beginning of this month.

"We try to anticipate the accelerated development of electric vehicles in this segment," said Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla, without explaining further details. Separately, Toyota spokesman, Keisuke Kirimoto, also still shut my mouth. "Until now there has been no decision relating to the model to be developed toward electric vehicles," he said.

Currently, Toyota is also working with Panasonic to produce batteries in bulk. However, partnering with Tesla will create Japan's largest car manufacturer is more to know the strengths and weaknesses of each battery to be used in its products.