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 in-house, but Toyota is also with luxury EV maker Motors Inc. on an electric of its RAV4 compact SUV. sales of the SUV are planned for 2012.

The cars are part of a push by to boost its range of environmentally vehicles that will the introduction of 11 hybrids by the end of 2012, all-new and redesigned models. A plug-in hybrid will launch by early 2012 in the United States and Europe, targeted sales of more 50,000 units a year, at 3 million yen ($36,000) in Japan. The car can be in to an electricity source to enable driving using only

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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