[PHOTO GALLERY] Toyota iQ EV is named the eQ image

Toyota has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, an electric version of the iQ, which is named the eQ.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the Toyota eQ will be launched in December and the model is coming with a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery which is powering the electric motor. The “green” powertrain is producing 64 horsepower (47 kW) and 163 Nm of torque (120 lb-ft), enabling the model to reach a top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph) and travel up to 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge. When the battery will be depleted it will be fully recharged in 3 to 8 hours.

If you will be in a hurry, Toyota is offering the Fast Charging system which can charge the battery up to 80 percent in just 15 minutes. The Toyota eQ can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 14 seconds and the model is 125 kg heavier than the regular version, mostly because of its lithium-ion batteries which have been mounted under the floor. Additional details on the Toyota eQ are limited for the moment but the model will be officially presented to the public on Thursday, during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.