2013 Scion iQ EV first drive Kelley Blue Book

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2013 Scion iQ EV first

Although Toyota recently that it will be placing a emphasis on expanding its domination of the arena in the near future, the also continues to believe battery electric vehicles are to play a significant role in mobility strategies as buyer levels rise. To that it will introduce the new Scion iQ EV late in 2012 and deploy it to a of campus and urban car-sharing

Known in Japan as the Toyota eQ, micro-scaled urban commuter is not to be one of the world’s best-selling zero-emission In fact, Toyota will only 100 in total with 90 to America and none slated to end up in hands. The automaker plans to how the iQ EV’s focused emphasis on energy conservation can be effectively to further expand its corporate in the sustainability area.

We recently had a chance to take one for a drive while attending the Toyota Future Mobility in Denver.

To visually set it apart the baseline Scion iQ with it shares much platform the new iQ EV receives a number of cosmetic In addition to being offered in Silver or Super Red with upper body, hood, and detailing, the iQ EV features a unique fascia that includes a charging port. The well-appointed features a mono-spec black-and-white set off with metallic- and ice-blue cloth-covered heated front a leather-wrapped steering wheel and EV instrumentation.

To enhance its appeal to commuters, iQ EV also is fitted with an HDD system and a dedicated audio/video with a 7.0-inch color LCD as well as 11 standard airbags. for four, the iQ EV should still be as a de facto 2-passenger vehicle at its — albeit one that a serviceable 13.4 cu ft of cargo when the baby backs of its rear bench are flipped and flat.

Powering the new Scion iQ EV is a high-output that makes 63 horsepower and 120 of torque. Driving the front through a single-speed transmission, energized by a compact, super-efficient lithium-ion battery pack Toyota says delivers the best power consumption This super-clean Scion can reach a top speed of 78 mph and travel up to 50 on a single charge, although admits that latter is only operative under stop-and-go driving conditions and its real-world numbers will fall in the 30-40 mile

When an electronic refill is it will take eight on an 110V outlet, but only on a dedicated 240V line. its electric peers, the new Scion iQ EV boasts a host of range-stretching features including regenerative heat-pump air conditioning with a option and three driving — D, S and B — that power flow mapping for driving, max acceleration and battery-regen respectively.

While our wheel time was the Scion iQ EV quickly proved to be quite adept at squirting traffic on the streets of the Mile City. The electric version of the iQ, has the same compact footprint and 27.0-foot turning circle as its sibling, traits that it stunningly capable in close Despite Toyota’s claim of a leisurely 13.4 second mph roll when in S mode, the car reassuringly quick off the line.


The suspension tuning does a job of matching compliance with and its electric power steering decent weighting and feel. of all, the iQ EV’s regenerative system is commendably transparent in D and S

All things considered, this new Scion iQ strikes us as being well suited to its intended cycle — although its per-charge range will users to do some pro-active before heading out on longer No word yet on pricing for the Scion iQ EV or on car-sharing partners. However, says it will be making on both within in the next few

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