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During a recent dealer meeting held by Toyata in Las Vegas, the Japanese automaker reconfirmed that the launch of the Prius V is still on track for this fall, that the Prius C will be headed our way in early 2012 and that the electric RAV4, along with the plug-in Prius, are coming sometime next year, as well.

But it was TOYOTA’s confirmation that the electric Scion iQ will hit U.S. dealerships in 2012 that caught us by surprise. Why’s that? Prior to this announcement, TOYOTA had not officially committed to a launch date for the electrified iQ. Now, it seems, the all-electric Scion iQ will be America-bound in less than 18 month’s time.
An all eletric iQ i cant wait for this verion to come out then it would really have a nice field of competion as well as it would be squared up agisnt the volt, the leaf and now the iq but what will you choose?

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I think the Volt and iQ cannot be compared. A electric version of the Prius would be a better to compare against the Volt.

Anyone that has been keeping up with the information flying around about whats going on in the industry will know the Volt is not the ideal electric vehicle to buy. I consider it a rip off.

iQ all the way!
 

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A fully electric iQ will sell about as well as the Leaf, which is to say, not at all. Not many folks want to spend $15K + for a car that can only be driven around town, and then have to fork over $8k + for a new battery pack when the original one craps out.
 

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A fully electric iQ will sell about as well as the Leaf, which is to say, not at all. Not many folks want to spend $15K + for a car that can only be driven around town, and then have to fork over $8k + for a new battery pack when the original one craps out.
We need to have a lot more EV charging stations around before people will buy EV's like the iQ. The average joe just can't justify buying an EV. But some people who just need a commuter around the city will like the iQ EV.

Battery packs may cost a lot, but it all depends how many charge cycles they can go through.
 
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