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Toyota will sell 2012 RAV4 EV to public, Scion iQ EV to fleets

Toyota issued a brief statement today to correct media reports that have incorrectly said the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be marketed to fleet and car-sharing programs. In fact the 2012 RAV4 EV will be sold through Toyota showrooms to the general public.

Here is the statement from Toyota:

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.

Toyota is the only manufacturer bringing two battery electric vehicles to the market in 2012 -- the RAV4 EV and the Scion iQ EV.

The RAV4 EV (pictured) will be available to the public.

The Scion iQ EV will be marketed to fleet and car sharing programs only.

Multiple reports have been corrected on various automotive blog sites.

You can reach's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected].

Image source: Toyota