Toyota iQ EV review — What Car?

20 Фев 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
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Toyota iQ EV review

What is it? In at least, the iQ EV is the ultimate urban It’s an iQ with all the extraordinary abilities bequeathed by that abbreviated dimensions and taxi-humbling circle. However, it has a 63bhp motor in place of a petrol

The lithium-ion battery pack is underneath the car, much as it is in a Leaf. lowering the centre of and leaving the vital interior unaffected. Toyota says the iQ EV do 50 miles between charges – for the vast majority of inter-urban – and reach speeds of up to 78mph.

Recharging from a mains takes between three and hours, although in the unlikely you have access to a fast facility, an 80% charge is possible in 15

What’s it like to drive? As as you never stray beyond the limits, it is – in many ways – to ideal. Electric cars in towns not just because offer zero tailpipe but because they are silent and

Amid the noisome hubbub of the rat the iQ EV would offer a small, but formed, cocoon of peace and

What’s more, because all its is available from the moment you the throttle, it would prove by far at diving in and out of fast closing in the traffic than its bald figures would suggest.

On the where the standard iQ has been for feeling out of its depth on the open we suspect its electric offshoot be closer to drowning. In addition, the is as stiff as ever thanks to the wheelbase and firm suspension.

What’s it like inside? All the that make the conventional car so packaged survive unchanged.

The is sculpted out on the passenger’s side, allows the front passenger to sit forward and leaves enough for an adult to fit behind. Even the children will struggle to behind an average-sized driver,

Were it not for a slightly raised tunnel and a new information display it would be hard to spot this was an all-electric car.

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The new display is a useful addition for anxious about range, information on how far you can go and how much juice using. It can, of course, your range, but so too can it recalculate it to whether you’re in town or on the It will show your and long-term electrical consumption in per kilometre.

Should I buy one? An point, because you can’t. electric iQs will come to the UK at the end of year, but unless you happen to be of the Government programme or small that will lease the iQ EV and you must remain as strangers.

It is to be hoped, however, that the research will encourage to make either this car or its more widely available: as as you only ever drive in it works brilliantly.


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