Toyota iQ EV: The Electric Car You’ll Never See (Live Photos)

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Toyota iQ EV: The Electric Car You’ll See (Live Photos)

When a automaker introduces a new electric you’d expect a major with plenty of hoopla.

But at week’s Paris Auto the Toyota iQ EV—a battery conversion of the minicar it sells in the as the Scion iQ—was pretty ignored by Toyota executives.

they launched the all-new Toyota Auris and Auris which are effectively hatchback and models of the new Toyota Corolla we’ll see next year.

The Auris may not be sold in the States—it’s the size as the Toyota Matrix it was the company’s main focus in

The little electric iQ, however, was by a single car on one corner of the Toyota with a white body and a roof. It was posed with the charging station plugged in.

because last Monday, announced that it wouldn’t the iQ EV as a production model after

Instead, it will build 100 samples of the car, essentially no than a test fleet.

The on the Toyota iQ EV include a stated (85-kilometer) range from its lithium-ion battery pack, weighs 366 pounds (166

The battery will recharge in 3 to 4 using Level 2 charging, and the iQ EV includes CHAdeMO quick that will recharge the pack to 80 percent in just 15

The front wheels are driven by an motor—no peak power was given—but the car’s 0-to-62-mph is quoted as 14.3 seconds.

Its speed is 78 mph (125 km/h).

For reasons, we suspect that the iQ wouldn’t prove to be a very vehicle in the U.S. market—though it could be an effective competitor to the Smart ForTwo in Europe and

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With Smart preparing to its ED3, the third generation of the ForTwo, both in Europe and the perhaps Toyota felt company might soak up little appetite there is for electric minicars.

But more Toyota—a company that doesn’t believe that cars have a future, pure battery electric isn’t interested in its littlest car.

It has built more half of the world’s hybrid based on a high-stakes technology it took 20 years ago, and aren’t a priority if they cut into hybrid sales.

So the little electric iQ was left to in its corner, with its global no more than a fading

Poor little thing.

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