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Scion iQ EV will go to the campus and the city car-sharing programs

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DENVER October 17, 2012. Toyota Motor Sales(TMS), USA. Inc. today announced the arrival of Scion iQ EV 2013 in USA iQ EV battery-electric 4-seater car designed for city commuter car-sharing programs in cities and on campus environments. Toyota believes battery electric vehicles have the potential to play role in future mobility strategy, says Chris Hostetter. group vice president for planning Strategic Toyota Motor Sales, USA. Inc. Until now, the cost of and convenience issues have limited appeal to a wide Bev consumer market. Toyota iQ EV specially developed as a commuter village for use in an urban environment where driving distances are likely to be short, multiple charging options, and its compact proportions beneficial. IQ EV includes new Toyota s newly developed high-power lithium-ion battery battery that delivers world-class power consumption rate of 104 Wh / km in the package ultra-compact and lightweight.

In an ideal stop-and-go driving conditions, 12 kWh battery provides an estimated range of up to 50 miles on a full charge. The vehicle can be fully charged about 3 hours at 240V. Its 78-inch wheelbase and 13.5 feet turning radius makes the iQ EV is a milestone in crowded places where The streets are narrow and parking is at a premium. About 90 iQ EV will be available to fleet and car-sharing applications, said Hostetter. These programs will continue to grow Toyota s comprehensive portfolio of advanced technology vehicles, that includes the recently released RAV4 EV, the Prius family of gas-electric hybrid vehicles and Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and the FCHV-ADV(fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle-advanced). Details of individual program iQ EV partners will be announced in the coming weeks. Performance and efficiency iQ EV development process focused heavily on protecting power consumption.

Compact, lightweight unit, energy efficient electric hardware, and application experience with hybrid and plug-in hybrid development resulted in excellent performance all around. IQ EV is full of energy, the behavior of functions, such as regenerative braking, heat pump air conditioning with the option of pre-conditioning, high-mounted LED brake light, heated front seats and a heated windshield defroster. IQ EV is equipped with a clock to match the time of completion of loading with time The vehicle will actually be carried out in order to reduce battery degradation. Also, there are three driving modes to choose from: D range controls vehicle use the least amount of energy during city driving, the range S brisker acceleration improves performance driving and B range that maximizes the efficiency of regenerative braking.

Maximum power from drive is 47 kW(63 hp) with a maximum torque of 120 lbs.-ft. WS iQ EV range can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 13.4 seconds, and from 30 to 50 mph in 7 seconds. Its maximum speed is 78 mph.

Styling Styling IQ EV is simple and bold. Outside, in front of bumper is simply built charging port cover highlights characteristic EV no upper grille. Its trapezoidal design theme emphasizes a low center of gravity. Wide rear bumper gives strong position. Two exterior colors are available: Silver and Super Red.

The elegant impression is two-tone body: upper half and tailgate are black, theme that runs through the black headlight housings, black battery cooling vents and caps, which are punctuated with series of black vents. The interior offers a high-contrast black-and-white color scheme with metal and ice-blue accents. Leather wrapped steering wheel and white pad strong pass coverage premium atmosphere. Strongly contoured symbolizes the center console-mounted battery pack under the floor, and plug seat patterned fabric with stitching bluish-gray and white finishes distinctive theme.

Audio Visual Navigation System iQ EV is equipped with HDD navigation system and exclusive AVN unit with Multiple functions of EV driving. The screen is refined 7-inch Video Graphics Array LCD that displays audio information or Vehicle data(eg energy consumption information and energy flow) in a split screen with a map on the main navigation screen. The range of available map shows the estimate of the distance iQ EV can travel on the current state of charge. Security iQ EV is equipped with 11 SRS(Supplemental Restraint System) airbags, in the knee, the side, the front seat cushions and curtains in the back, and rear window curtain airbag. The front passenger seat is equipped with a occupant detection system.

Uniwers.obudowa IQ EV load path is designed to absorb and disperse frontal impact collisions the body shell. The front wheels have been moved to the front, so the effects of a collision distributed to the tires, which helps reduce the impact of the cabin. Another impact dispersing features include front suspension members deployed in hatch pattern and a larger beam dash offset impacts. cross hatched designed battery box joined to the frame of the body helps to increase the stiffness of the cabin helps to dissipate energy collisions from any angle. Like all new vehicles Toyota iQ EV is equipped with standard safety Stars System that combines Vehicle Stability Control(VSC), traction Control(TRAC), Anti -lock Braking System(ABS), Electronic Brake-force (EBD), Brake Assist(BA) and Smart Stop Technology(SST). IQ EV is equipped with Hill Start Assist control and the car System notification to warn pedestrians of the vehicle proximity approach.

Production iQ EV is produced at Toyota Plant in Toyota City Takaoka. Production began September 2012 .

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