Toyota iQ EV Shown Ahead of Paris Debut
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It features a 12 kWh battery pack which can be fast-charged to 80% of its capacity in a record 15 minutes, with a regular charge taking no more than three hours. It is placed in the floorpan of the chassis, where it is best protected in the event of an accident.
On the inside, it features the standard iQ interior, albeit one with a few white accents. The driver will be able to access all information regarding the state of the vehicle via a 3.5-inch screen located atop the center console.
The battery allows the iQ EV to travel up to 85 km on a single charge, and it powers a 63 hp / 163 Nm engine which can push it all the way to 135 km/h. It can also complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 14 seconds. While Toyota has not announced plans to put it into production, if they did, it would be a very tempting proposition for city car buyers of a green persuasion.
autoevolution will be attending the Paris Motor Show 2012, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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