Toyota to Add 2nd iQ to U.S. Market


The Detroit Bureau - October 17, 2012

Toyota plans to add a second battery-electric vehicle to its U.S. line-up, a lithium-ion-powered version of its Scion iQ, but with reservations and overriding limitations.

Find out what Toyota has in mind.

…plans for the new green machine underscore the Japanese giant’s continued skepticism about the near to mid-term potential of battery-electric propulsion.

As with the Toyota RAV4-EV introduced earlier this year, the Scion iQ will be produced in relatively low numbers – and it will be targeted at campus and urban car-sharing programs rather than being sold directly to consumers, the maker reveals.