Toyota unveiled its new electric compact SUV, the RAV4 EV this week, which is equipped with a Tesla battery pack and power control electronics. This partnership highlights the valuable partnerships between companies in the advanced energy sector. CNET reports:
Tesla developed the battery pack and power control electronics for Toyota, a demonstration of its ability to be a tier-one supplier of electric drivetrains. Unlike the relatively long ranges Tesla vehicles have been able to boast, the RAV4 EV will only go about 100 miles on a full charge, according to Toyota.Tesla has also partnered with another advanced energy company to enter the residential solar market, creating storage batteries for rooftop solar systems with SolarCity.