Scion iQ EV - $45,000 - Available: 2012-2013 - Limited Production: Car Share Only

Scion iQ EV

Posted 12.10.2012 in Directory by Editor

Toyota's Scion marque has decided to comply with California's zero emission requirement by producing a limited production Scion iQ EV exclusively for car-sharing programs rather than a mass-market car. The car's base price of $45,000 make it attractive only to such an application, considering its limited range and utility compared to far more capable and well-appointed rivals.

Toyota has shown a marked reluctance to put large batteries in its electric vehicles, especially disappointing in a small vehicle with a $45k base price. The iQ EV features Toyota’s newly developed high-output 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. In ideal driving conditions, the 12 kWh battery provides up to 50 miles of range on a full charge. The vehicle can be fully charged in approximately 3 hours at 240V.

 

Electric Range: 53

Total Range: 53

Combined MPGe: 121

Battery Capacity: 12 kWh

 

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