(Hot Trends article updated with information on the electric RAV4 and Ultraviolet.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- RAV4 is trending on Yahoo! ( YHOO) following last week's announcement that Tesla Motors ( TSLA) is partnering with Toyota ( TM) to make an electric version of small sports utility vehicle. The companies plan to have an electric model of the small crossover vehicle on the U.S. market by 2012. According to a recent press release from Tesla, the company hopes to "learn and benefit from Toyota's engineering, manufacturing, and production expertise, while Toyota aims to learn from Tesla's EV technology, daring spirit, quick decision-making, and flexibility." Tesla's goal is to make electric cars affordable to mainstream buyers.
Ultraviolet is trending today after news that the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem is introducing a new online digital movie locker called UltraViolet. It would let customers buy a movie, stream it over the internet, and then keep the movie file. The DECE is a group of 58 Hollywood studios and technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard ( HP), Intel ( INTC), Nokia ( NOK), Panasonic ( PC), and Sony ( SNE). UltraViolet will initially offer movies and TV shows, but the companies behind the new system are hoping to expand its use to music and e-books.