Toyota Motor Sales USA has confirmed the upcoming all-electric RAV4 EV will be on general sale in 2012.

“Recent reports have incorrectly stated that the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be marketed to fleet and car sharing programmes. We’d like to set the record straight,” the automaker said in a statement.

The RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public. We anticipate robust public interest.”

Toyota claims to be the only manufacturer bringing two battery electric vehicles to the market in 2012 – it is also launching the Scion iQ EV but that will be marketed to fleet and car sharing programmes only.