2013 Toyota iQ EV
Japanese automaker, Toyota / Scion unveiled the new electric city car 2013 Toyota iQ EV. iQ carries zero emission concept and silent driving of a fully electric vehicle for up to four passengers. This model will only available 1,000 units around the world.
2013 Toyota iQ EV will be powered by Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive® technology with fully electric powertrain comprises an air-cooled, 47 kW electric motor/generator, a 150 cell, a 12.0 kWh, 277.5 V battery pack, a 3 kW water-cooled battery charger, an inverter, an DC/DC converter and a motor speed reduction mechanism. The engine also produces 163 Nm of maximum torque which delivered from a standstill to the front wheels, giving the Toyota iQ EV accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 14.0 seconds and reach 125 km/h in the top speed.
The iQ EV flat lithium-ion battery pack giving potential driving range of up to 65 miles. The battery pack can be fully recharged in approximately 3 hours from a standard, 230 V household outlet.
The new Toyota iQ EV 2013 has 1,680 mm overall width, height of 1,505 mm and 2,000 mm wheelbase. The Scion iQ EV weights just 985 kg, 125 kg more than a standard iQ (1.3L, CVT). While for exterior color, Toyota iQ will be available from launch in two exterior colors: White Pearl Metallic, Black Metallic (more colors will be available later).
As with the exterior color, the iQ EV’s interior is finished in a bold, high contrast, black and white color scheme. The Toyota iQ EV features an exclusive driver’s instrument binnacle with Optitron metres styled to resemble electrical componentry such as a generator turbine and printed circuitry. It incorporates a central speedometer with EV System Indicator-linked changing colour illumination, a 3.5″ TFT (Thin Film Transistor) multi-information display, a compact, high contrast LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and a plug-in indicator. The 3.5″ TFT screen displays a comprehensive variety of vehicle information. Its easy-to-read default setting shows only the basic information the driver needs; driving range, state of charge and, through the EV System Indicator, output/regeneration status. In addition, the display may be switched through seven further screens; average/instant power consumption, post charge power consumption, electrical equipment usage information, driving range, total average vehicle speed/total driving time, EV battery information and settings.
The new 2013 Toyota iQ EV has made its first debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The manufacturer has been forthcoming with plans to test an iQ EV in Europe, but little has been revealed when it comes to the electric iQ’s North American release. Badged as a Scion, don’t get your hopes up about owning one.