Toyota iQ-based EV headed for Geneva — Autoweek

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Toyota iQ-based EV headed for

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Toyota Motor Corp. show an EV prototype version of its iQ at the Geneva auto show month, ahead of a sales in 2012.

The minicar will an electric powertrain based on the Hybrid Synergy Drive and a new flat lithium-ion battery that Toyota claims give the car a potential driving of up to 105 kilometers (65 miles) on a single

The EV prototype represents Toyota’s vision for short-range, sustainable and demonstrates the adaptability of Hybrid Drive technology for a range of power systems, the automaker Tuesday in a statement.

The EV prototype be tested on European roads year, with a potential introduction through a leasing expected in 2012. Toyota has announced its plans to bring the car to in the U.S. and is also investigating its in other regions.

Just a little larger the SmartForTwo, the gasoline version of the iQ costs 11,900 euros in Germany. Toyota has not published for the iQ EV, but in November the automaker said the iQ will be cheaper than electric cars such as the i-MiEV or the Nissan Leaf. are larger than the 3+1-seat iQ.

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The iQ is being developed in-house, but is also working with EV maker Tesla Motors on an electric version of its RAV4 SUV. U.S. sales of the SUV are for 2012.

The electric cars are of a push by Toyota to boost its of environmentally friendly vehicles will include the introduction of 11 by the end of 2012, including all-new and models. A Prius-based plug-in will also launch by 2012 in Japan, the United and Europe, with targeted of more than 50,000 a year, priced at 3 million yen in Japan. The car can be plugged in to an electricity to enable longer-distance driving only electricity.

Toyota is also developing a fuel-cell hybrid vehicle, sales aimed to start in in Japan, the U.S. and Europe. The said it is researching development of batteries with better than lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars.

Such research is aimed to bring about the revolutionary in battery performance that be necessary for the broad adoption of eco-cars, Toyota said in a in November.

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