Toyota iQ EV Prototype
Toyota has revealed its iQ EV prototype electric car at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. The car boasts a concept based on the iQ ultra-compact.
The lithium-ion battery pack assures a range of 105 kilometers or 65 miles on a single charge.
The iQ EV prototype runs on electric and thereby comes as emission free vehicle. Yet, the vehicle stays silent while running. Designed compactly, the car can accommodate three passengers.
“The vehicle successfully integrates an all-electric powertrain within the iQ package, maintaining the car’s essential urban-friendly agility with zero tailpipe emissions and easy, silent electric running,” Toyota was quoted as saying.
The Toyota iQ EV was already tested on European roads some time back. Toyota is expected to lease out the fully-electric car somewhere in 2012 for the European market before heading to the US.
“Based on the current iQ model, the EV prototype represents Toyota’s long-term vision for short-range, sustainable mobility and demonstrates the adaptability of Hybrid Synergy Drive technology for a range of alternative power systems,” Toyota’s statement added.
Besides, Toyota is also, reportedly, planning to introduce three other vehicles the Prius+, Yaris HSD and FT-86 Concept II.