Yesterday there were reports that Toyota was only going to sell its upcoming electric powered version of the RAV4 to fleets and car sharing programs. Toyota has released a statement today about the rumors and has stated that the RAV4 EV will be sold to the general public.
“Recent reports have incorrectly stated that the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be marketed to fleet and car sharing programs. We’d like to set the record straight. The 2012 RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public. We anticipate robust public interest in the RAV4 EV and are keen to inform consumers that their future vehicle options include a battery electric Toyota.”
Well there you have it. The RAV4 EV will be available for everyone and will be one of two EVs offered by Toyota next year. Sadly Toyota also confirmed that the second model, the Scion iQ EV will only be sold to fleets and car sharing programs.