Geneva 2011 – Toyota iQ EV Concept –

Toyota iQ EV Concept

Toyota brought to this year’s Geneva show the iQ EV concept that although it is not ready to go into production, the automaker plans on introducing the tiny electric car to the market very soon after all the tests are completed. The car packs a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that produces 63 hp (64 PS / 47 kW) and a 11 kWh lithium-ion battery that lies flat in the bed of the vehicle.

Toyota iQ EV Concept

This new battery layout developed by Toyota will not occupy the valuable cabin space, which is extremely crucial for a car of this size. The car can “sprint” from 0 to 60 mph in 14 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 78 mph (125.5 km/h).

Toyota iQ EV Concept

With the battery full, the Toyota iQ EV can be driven for up to 65 miles (105 km) and it features dual 100/200V AC and DC charging sockets. A DC quick charge station delivers 80% charge in only 15 minutes.

The Japanese automaker will start testing the car in Europe, United States and Japan later this year.

Source: Toyota via WCF

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