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As we anticipate the launch of the Scion iQ here in North America, parent company Toyota is preparing to introduction an all electric version of the mini-car in Europe.

Set to debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March, the car uses a lithium-ion battery located under the floor. As a result it doesn't take up any passenger space and with all the weight down-low, it also improves the car's center of gravity.

The car's range is set at 65 miles and a leasing program is set to begin in Europe in 2012. A similar program will then be launched in the U.S.

The Toyota iQ EV will debut alongside the , the [url=http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/02/toyota-yaris-hybrid-concept-teased-ahead-of-geneva-auto-show-debut.htmlYaris hybrid and the Prius+[/url] in Geneva.

More: [url=http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/02/toyota-iq-ev-to-debut-at-geneva-auto-show-u-s-leasing-program-to-follow.html]Toyota iQ EV to Debut at Geneva Auto Show, U.S. Leasing Program to Follow
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65 Miles or 105 KM is good for the average commuter, however i think they should of added a gasoline powered generator just like what the Chevrolet Volt has and will get people who need more of a range than 65 miles into the EV iQ.

I can see myself in the EV iQ since i travel about 70-80 KM's a day give or take. But i do exceed 100 KM's so having a gas generator will be a big plus to me.

Too bad we in USA might have to wait a bit longer to get the iQ than those in Europe.
 
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