Toyota kills plans for widespread iQ EV sales after misreading demand…

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Toyota kills plans for iQ EV sales after misreading and battery tech

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was supposed to be the year the all-electric of the Toyota /Scion iQ made a Instead, it appears that it remains technically true the iQ EV will launch this it will be a much, much splash than previously According to Reuters . the iQ will an extremely limited release.

a kind way to say that the 100 iQ EVs that says Toyota will now in the U.S. and Japan is a much figure than was anticipated. The has been on the wall for a while. All the way in 2009, Toyota hinted the EV, which can only go 50 miles on a might be destined for car-sharing and in 2011, a Toyota spokesperson the iQ EV would be a low-volume vehicle .

the official Toyota line below ) is that:

Toyota has that many customers are not yet to compromise on range, and they like the time needed to the batteries. Moreover, the infrastructure for has not become as widespread as originally

So, even though Toyota is with the iQ EV, we believe a plug-in solution offers a better way pure electric for most needs in the short- to medium-term, and is where we will concentrate our activities .

Toyota vice Takeshi Uchiyamada tells . The current capabilities of electric do not meet society’s needs, it may be the distance the cars can run, or the or how it takes a long time to

Compare this attitude to the one by Daimler. which today has of Smart Electric Drive functioning as car-sharing rides its Car2go program in places San Diego, CA and Austin, TX. Toyota still move forward the launch of the RAV4 EV, and expects to around 2,600 of them in the three years .

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Toyota’s have been involved in Vehicle (EV) research and for over 40 years, since Developed in parallel with the pioneering full Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and Cell (FCV) vehicles, the EV Toyota’s long-term vision for range sustainable mobility.

The readily adaptable Hybrid Drive® platform serves as the technology for all of its advanced powertrain based on specific usage EV for city driving, PHEV for distance use, HV for mid distance and FCV for long distance use.

Key to EV development are the battery and motor systems that Toyota has and fine-tuned through the broad base of its hybrid vehicle To date, Toyota has developed types of EV, including a two-passenger the e-com, an SUV- the RAV4 EV, and FT-EV concept cars.

unveiled at the 1997 Tokyo Show, the e-com shared of its EV technology and powertrain components the larger RAV4 EV. Producing emissions, it could run at speeds of up to 100 for approximately 100 km on a single charge. By Toyota had a fleet of around 30 in use in Japan.

By 1995, Toyota was highly focused on bringing a electric vehicle to the market. Its generation RAV4 EV represented the culmination of all the company had learned the previous 24 years. Indeed, the prototype won the Scandinavian Electric Car in August of that year.

The EV had one of the best cruising ranges of any vehicle in the world more 120 miles (200 km) on a single Since it was released in 1997, were sold in the United A second generation RAV4 EV, in partnership with Tesla, has been launched in the United market.

Three generations of concept have been so far, making their world debuts at the Detroit Show and the Tokyo Motor of 2009 and 2011. The iQ EV is a production of those concepts, incorporating the and design strengths of all three

It represents the installation of an all-electric within a Toyota iQ package, the ultimate in compact city car with zero emissions and the silent driving of a fully vehicle for up to four passengers.

The iQ EV has specifically designed as a city vehicle for use in an urban environment.

In the of weight saving, packaging and times, that range had to be with the lowest practical capacity. Power efficiency became the key development goal, on a combination of lightweight design and the possible power consumption.

In an EV, the consumption of the air conditioning system up a very high percentage of the available battery power. To this, the iQ EV features a low power heat pump air conditioning allied to seat heater as standard to directly warm and a new Heated Windscreen Defroster system to clear the screen the aid of the air conditioning system.

A lower battery capacity translates into a shorter time. Not only can the iQ EV be fully in approximately three hours, but via Fast Charging, its battery can be up to 80% capacity in only 15 minutes, enhancing the convenience and practicality of the new EV.

At 3,120 mm overall, the new iQ EV is just 135 mm than a standard iQ,sharing the overall width of 1,680 mm, of 1,505 mm and 2,000 mm wheelbase. A turning circle of just 4.1 offers excellent urban

Because the zero emission EV has no for an exhaust system, the newly flat, highly compact battery pack has been within a high strength cradle beneath the cabin

This packaging solution has key benefits: it offers no compromise to loadspace or passenger accommodation for it equips the iQ EV with a low centre of and ideal weight distribution for and urban agility; and it allows for the of an entirely flat vehicle maximising aerodynamic performance hence, power efficiency.

the weight increase caused by the of the lithium-ion battery pack, tensile sheet steel has extensively used in the body construction, combining lightweight high rigidity. As a result, the iQ EV just 125 kg more than a iQ (1.3L, CVT)

High rigidity not only improves stability and handling agility, it is instrumental in the suppression of vibration. As a and in conjunction with extensive proofing throughout the bodyshell and the new iQ EV offers occupants the remarkably exterior appropriate to an all-electric experience.

Exterior Design

on the FT-EV III concept shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, the new iQ EV is hallmarked by unique styling and the strong use of two-tone, White and Black colour to create a bold design which identifies the new Toyota as a highly all-electric evolution of the company’s city car.

To the front, a simple surface structure the removal of the upper grille and its with a charging port lid to one of the Toyota badge. The port lid has been positioned at the very of the vehicle for maximum ease of cable connection within a range of urban parking

Adhering to the design principles of all generation Toyota vehicles, the bumper adopts trapezoidal, Priority character lines and an lower grille with a black finish. The grille Daytime Running Lights to reinforce the new Toyota EV’s visual signature.

A new headlamp incorporates gloss black, extension battery cooling air whilst the interior of the projector headlamp housings has also finished in black to further the EV’s visual differentiation a standard iQ.

To the side, the black surfaces of the two-tone colour and the blacked out B pillar emphasise the new iQ sleek profile, whilst aluminium wheels with wheel caps reinforce the unique, all-electric credentials.

The design features a black and a new, LED combination lamp above a trapezoidal license mounting area within the both harmonising with the Under Priority styling and the iQ EV’s broad, stable


The iQ EV features numerous enhancements in the interests of maximising efficiency. Grille openings been reduced to a minimum and the upper surface shaped to airflow over the front of the The A pillar moulding width has increased, the roof rear angled, and the rear pillar, window glass and moulding to help air flow separation the top and sides of the vehicle.

The front wheel opening has been shaped, front and rear spats added in three and even the iQ EV-unique aluminium cap design itself has been styled to optimise the flow of air the sides of the vehicle, minimising Comprehensive underbody covers to the underside of the battery pack a flat underfloor surface, enhancing the aerodynamic efficiency of the new

EV-Unique Interior Design

As with the exterior design, the iQ interior is finished in a bold, contrast, black and white scheme. The meter hood, console, rear console surface, steering wheel pad, passenger side ornamentation and door trim and shoulder panels are all finished in to reflect the vehicle’s uniquely all-electric credentials.

EV-unique, leather seat upholstery features contrasting black and finishes; the seat and headrest in white, central areas in a plug-in-theme patterned fabric bluish-grey and white stitching.

Exclusive, premium-feel detailing light coloured accents to the console and door trim cover surrounds, the door itself, and the instrument binnacle

The iQ EV features an exclusive driver’s binnacle with Optitron styled to resemble electrical such as a generator turbine and circuitry. It incorporates a central with EV System Indicator-linked colour illumination, a 3.5 TFT (Thin Transistor) multi-information display, a high contrast LCD (Liquid Display) and a plug-in indicator.

The 3.5 TFT displays a comprehensive variety of information. Its easy-to-read default shows only the basic the driver needs; driving state of charge and, the EV System Indicator, output/regeneration

In addition, the display may be switched seven further screens; power consumption, post power consumption, electrical usage information, driving total average vehicle driving time, EV battery and settings.

Located at the base of the console and finished in blue to the ornamentation of the EV system start/stop and shift knob, a further of four, EV-related switches the front and rear screen functions, the charging timer function and the charging port lid

Standard Equipment

Helping to power efficiency, the iQ EV features a low consumption, electric heat air conditioning system. The system has designed to prioritise EV driving

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It is allied to front seat -fitted as standard- to directly occupants, a windscreen-mounted humidity to help the system control the air mixture to minimise screen and a new Heated Windscreen Defroster system to clear the screen the aid of the air conditioning system. Pressing a MAX switch activates maximum or cooling performance when

The new Toyota EV is also equipped a Remote Climate Control This allows the air conditioning to be activated with the key when the is plugged in and charging. By reducing on temperature extremes through activation of the system when the iQ EV is in, air conditioning power consumption driving is significantly reduced, driving range.

In addition, the iQ EV from a particularly generous equipment package, which a Smart Entry Start a 6-speaker audio system and Start Assist.

Despite the world’s smallest four-seater EV, the new iQ EV is a with a comprehensive range of safety features, including VSC and airbags; two front, two side, one knee, one passenger front cushion, two curtain shield and one window curtain shield

Powertrain and Driving Dynamics

The new iQ EV combines compact city car with zero emissions and the silent driving style of a electric vehicle.

Its small, 4.1 turning circle gives it manoeuvrability in the urban environment, and the of the battery pack beneath the floor creates a low centre of and ideal front/rear weight for excellent ride comfort and engaging handling.

A further of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy technology, the iQ EV’s fully powertrain comprises an air-cooled, 47 kW motor/generator, a 150 cell, a 12.0 277.5 V battery pack, a 3 kW battery charger, an inverter, an converter and a motor speed mechanism.

The motor/generator, planetary speed reduction mechanism and biasing differential are all housed in a ultra-compact, EV-exclusive transaxle, combines a low centre of gravity reduced energy losses to power consumption.

Maximum of 163 Nm is delivered, from a standstill, to the wheels, giving the iQ EV 0-100 acceleration of 14.0 seconds and a speed of 125 km/h.

The new Toyota EV zero CO2, NOx or particulate throughout its operation. With a consumption of 134 Wh/km, this the vehicle with an NEDC-certified of 85 km between charges.

Similar to full hybrid vehicles, the iQ EV is with a regenerative braking When decelerating with the pedal released, the rotation of the is transmitted to the motor, which as a generator, converting kinetic into electricity for storage the battery.

When braking, the of energy that is recovered is through coordinated control the electronically controlled brake optimising both braking and energy recovery.

The iQ EV’s gear shift lever drivers three driving D-range controls the vehicle to the least amount of power city driving; S-range acceleration performance for brisk and B-range maximises regenerative to extend the vehicle’s driving as far as possible.

In addition to the extensive information provided by the EV System an ECO Driving Indicator is also helping drivers maximise the of the new Toyota EV’s all electric

Battery Charging

Via an illuminated charger inlet conveniently beneath a discreet, flush-mounted at the front of the new iQ EV, the battery pack can be recharged in approximately 3 hours a standard, 230 V household outlet.

A dedicated rapid charger port is available as an option, the battery to be 80% recharged in just 15 greatly enhancing the new Toyota everyday practicality.

Two battery timer functions allow to set either the start or the end time of charging. And a timer has been to automatically match the charge time with duration of use, helping to reduce degradation.

The 5 metre charging has been designed to remain even in cold weather. It a CCID (Charging Circuit Device) to automatically block the of AC current in the case of electrical during charging. And the plug-cord may be from the CCID allowing it to be for compatibility with outlet in various countries.


The iQ EV has specifically designed as an electric commuting vehicle for use in an urban — the engineering programme is and iQ EV is ready for production.

However has seen that many are not yet willing to compromise on range, and don’t like the time to re-charge the batteries. Moreover, the for recharging has not become as widespread as anticipated.

So, even though is ready with the iQ EV, we believe a hybrid solution offers a way than pure electric for customer needs in the short- to and that is where we will our commercial activities.

The Prius Hybrid is a car that delivers the 25 of pure electric driving for 70% of Europe’s daily journeys, and has the of an efficient hybrid system to a range of over 1200 without recharging or refuelling.

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