Toyota pulls the plug on widespread EV sales

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Toyota pulls the plug on EV sales

Toyota has announced it is to reduce availability of its Scion iQ EV to less than a 100 units in the and will instead expand its vehicle family

A quick at currently and shortly-to-be available vehicle production models major automotive players Nissan. BMW. Chevy. and Ford would appear to be positive that the move an EV future has well and truly Even the Pope is going Yet despite EVs clocking up significant range and endurance records year, one major auto has announced that it’s back on EV production to concentrate on its family of hybrid vehicles. is still planning a full out of its RAV4 EV but will severely the availability of the Scion iQ EV microcar.

In a status summary of the company’s technology development progress and its of vehicles plans for the next few the Toyota Motor Corporation revealed that it is putting the on mass production of its new front-wheel-drive iQ EV (eQ in Japan). Instead of several electric versions of its iQ compact made available, Toyota us that fewer than 100 of vehicles will be brought the U.S. for testing purposes.

According to Reuters, Toyota’s VC Uchiyamada said that the capabilities of electric vehicles do not society’s needs, whether it may be the the cars can run, or the costs, or how it a long time to charge.

The iQ EV sports a 12 kWh Li-ion battery claimed to offer a range of 100 km (62 and a full charge in about hours from a 200-volt AC It has an electric power consumption of 104 Wh/km, and a permanent magnet motor delivers maximum of 163 Nm and a top speed of 125 km/h (77 mph). will begin offering the to local governments and a few select in Japan and the U.S. from 2012.

Toyota Eq ev

Toyota says that the continues to position EVs as cars for short-distance travel, use as second and for fleet use, and it is necessary to the positioning of EVs, their of use and effects among other vehicles and gain an accurate of customer use circumstances and focus on in the market and customer evaluations. and development will continue as in the That said, TMC will be to serve customers wherever the may lead us. We are the only manufacturer two different paths to EVs, the new RAV4 EV that will to market later this


Toyota is not halting battery the company said. We announced on solid state battery as well as joint Lithium-ion research with BMW. TMC has developed new battery cells improved output density and is working on wireless charging which will begin testing in Toyota City year.

Building on the success of its existing vehicles (sales of which are to exceed 1 million units by the end of TMC has announced plans to deliver 21 new vehicles (14 brand new and seven refreshes) by the end of 2015. Hybrids with a new 2.5-liter gasoline that’s said to achieve the highest maximum thermal of 38.5 percent and deliver high fuel efficiency and output will launch year, and an accessory outlet to use the hybrid system as an emergency supply will also be

A sedan-type hydrogen fuel vehicle is also being for launch around 2015 and is currently working with its Hino Motors on the development of a cell bus, which has penciled in for an appearance in 2016.

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