Toyota iQ EV going to Paris Motor Show image

Toyota has announced its plans to introduce the iQ EV at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this week.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the Toyota iQ will receive an electric version during this edition of the Paris Motor Show. The model in question is longer than the standard variant of the iQ and it’s coming with numerous technical upgrades in order to make room for the new powertrain. Toyota says that the iQ EV’s battery can be charged from 0 percent in approximately three hours, but by using the Fast Charging system, the battery can be charged up to 80 percent in just 15 minutes.

The Toyota iQ EV is coming with 47 kW and 163 Nm of torque and this will allow the “green” vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 14 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 125 km/h. The Toyota iQ EV has a range of 85 km and the model is 125 kg heavier than the regular version, mostly because of the lithium-ion batteries which have been mounted under the floor. Additional details on the Toyota iQ EV are limited for the moment and will be announced during the Paris Motor Show.