Toyota Decides Not to Start Widespread Sales of All-Electric iQ
Also, already having an EV in their range, the all-electric RAV4, they say it will suffice, for now. According to Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota’s Vice Chairman, has also added that the another reason for the move are the many limitations pure EVs currently have: "The current capabilities of electric vehicles do not meet society's needs, whether it may be the distance the cars can run, or the costs, or how it takes a long time to charge."
It is worth noting that Uchiyamada is the very person who spearheaded Toyota’s hybrid program, back in the early 1990s, so his affinity for hybrids is understandable. Hopefully, they will change their minds, because the eQ would have been an excellent way to travel through the world’s cities in something small, modern and completely green.
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