At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Toyota will unveil a new electric vehicle prototype Toyota iQ EV Car. Japanese car maker, Toyota will be bringing in a new electric car series model named 2012 Toyota iQ EV that will feature Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive power train in opposition to the entry-level iQ’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol motor.
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The iQ is Toyota’s smallest car and the EV will come with the same all-electric drive as in Toyota iQ. The Toyota iQ EV car is sure unearthing Toyota’s future plans with feeble running sound and zero emissions. The car is part of the automaker’s short-range, sustainable mobility offensive. The Toyota iQ EV features a newly developed, flat and compact lithium-ion battery pack that provides a range of 105 Kilometers (65 miles) on a single charge.
Toyota iQ EV prototype design will showcase the probabilities of future compact EV technology. As the standard petrol version, the car can seat four comfortably and is set to offer the same boot space. The testing of the car will be started in Europe this year and production version will enter the market in 2012 by a leasing programme if everything goes as per plan.
During the Geneva Motor Show in March, Toyota will unveil the Toyota iQ EV prototype alongside three other headline acts including the Toyota FT-86 coupe, a Toyota Yaris HSD concept hybrid and the Europe-specification Toyota Prius+ wagon.
No information about the speed has been released yet but you can expect it to be a fun vehicle to drive outside of the city limits. According to the report, Toyota is reportedly planning to reduce the price of the iQ EV lower than its Japanese rivals, 2012 Mitsubishi and the much larger 2011 Nissan Leaf.
The Toyota iQ EV will be accessible in 2012, but primarily only by a franchise plan. You will be updated with more information after the official unveiling of the car.