This All-Electric Toyota RAV4 Existed Before Tesla Was a Thing, Still Runs and Charge

It's a little-known fact that Toyota began experimenting with electric motors in the late 1960s. 

The Japanese carmaker realized early on that a more elegant method would be to use neatly bundled electromagnetic forces. 

Toyota may have been motivated by this early realization to become one of Tesla's most important partners. 

However, that Asian savviness has nothing to do with this Rav4.  

Tesla and Toyota have a really touching friendship tale. Before and after its 2010 stock market debut,