Toyota iQ EV gets 52.8 miles on a full charge

Toyota today showed off its new electric-car based on the iQ. After three generations of FT-EV concepts, the Toyota iQ EV is a production version of those concepts, incorporating the technology and some design elements of all three models.

“It represents the installation of an all-electric powertrain within a Toyota iQ package, combining the ultimate in compact city car agility with zero emissions and the easy, silent driving of a fully electric vehicle for up to four passengers,” Toyota said in a statement.

POwers comes from 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. That allows the Toyota iQ to run from 0 to 62 in a long 14 seconds with a top speed of 77 mph. Driving range between charges comes in at 52.8 miles (remember its only for the urban community).

Charging the Toyota iQ EV takes about three hours, but also, via Fast Charging, its battery can be recharged up to 80% capacity in only 15 minutes.

– By: Omar Rana