Sunday, June 5, 2011

Electric Concept at the Toyota

Toyota iQ


The company intends to Toyota next year to start production in the serial version of the pilot electric FT-EV, based on the mikrolitrazhki iQ. According to the British publication Autocar, with reference to the statement by the chief designer of this model Hiroki Nakajima, novelty will be completely different from the normal iQ appearance, as well as a modernized interior, which the company agreed to be changed after negative feedback about the quality of the owners used to furnish materials.

Electric-based mikrolitrazhki iQ will be launched in the first mass production model of Toyota in lithium-ion batteries. New product will be driven by four electric motors located in the wheels and the battery will be able to travel about 150 kilometers. Fully charged batteries from ordinary home electrical outlet will take approximately eight hours. The total power of electric motors, as well as dynamic characteristics of the machine has not yet been clarified.

In addition, the company also plans to submit a Toyota model iQ range of special accessories to personalize a car, created by analogy with the ruler of labels proposed for the Fiat 500. According to preliminary information, these accessories will be available for the iQ to the mid-2011.

Note that the concept Toyota FT-EV was introduced this year at the Auto Show in Detroit, and his car battery to provide the range of 75 kilometers. Earlier, Japanese car manufacturer had planned to begin serial production of electric only by 2012.

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