Toyota iQ-based EV

Toyota Motor Corp. will show an EV prototype version of its iQ model at the 
Geneva auto show next month, ahead of a sales launch in 2012.

The minicar will have an electric powertrain based on the Toyota Hybrid Synergy
 Drive system  and a new flat lithium-ion battery pack that Toyota claims will give the
 car a potential driving range of up to 105 kilometers (65 miles) on a single charge.

"The EV prototype represents Toyota's long-term vision for short-range, sustainable
 mobility and demonstrates the adaptability of Hybrid Synergy Drive technology for a 
range of alternative power systems," the automaker said Tuesday in a statement.

The EV prototype will be tested on European roads this year, with a potential market 
introduction through a leasing program expected in 2012. Toyota has already announced 
its plans to bring the car to market in the U.S. and is also investigating its viability in 
other regions.

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