Toyota RAV4 EV production set for Ontario, Canada

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Crossover , Toyota , Canada , Tesla , Electric All 2012 RAV4 EV models destined for the U.S. will be manufactured in Ontario, Canada, according to Toyota Motor North America senior vice-president Ray Tanguay. Speaking on the sidelines of the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI, Tanguay told Ward’s Auto : “Yes, we’re just going into final details right now. Obviously we’re not going to [import it from] Japan – that would make no sense. ” Tanguay says Toyota’s factory in Woodstock, Ontario, current site of production for all U.S.-bound RAV4 s, will easily accommodate assembly of the electrified crossover. The precise on-sale date of the RAV4 EV is, according to Tanguay, “still in negotiation,” but Toyota has committed to 2012 for its retail launch. Furthermore, Tanguay says: “We don’t know the spec; we don’t know the content. All we know basically is we have an agreement to develop this with Tesla , and we have to assemble that vehicle in North America. To back up Tanguay’s words, Toyota today confirmed that Ontario will be the site of production for the RAV4 EV. For the official press release, click through to the jump.

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All 2012 RAV4 EV models destined for the U.S. will be manufactured in Ontario, Canada, according to Toyota Motor North America senior vice-president Ray Tanguay.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI, Tanguay told Ward’s Auto: “Yes, we’re just going into final details right now. Obviously we’re not going to [import it from] Japan – that would make no sense.” Tanguay says Toyota’s factory in Woodstock, Ontario, current site of production for all U.S.-bound RAV4s, will easily accommodate assembly of the electrified crossover.

The precise on-sale date of the RAV4 EV is, according to Tanguay, “still in negotiation,” but Toyota has committed to 2012 for its retail launch. Furthermore, Tanguay says:

“We don’t know the spec; we don’t know the content. All we know basically is we have an agreement to develop this with Tesla, and we have to assemble that vehicle in North America.
To back up Tanguay’s words, Toyota today confirmed that Ontario will be the site of production for the RAV4 EV. For the official press release, click through to the jump.

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