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Peter Aldred 25-10-09 01:32 AM

World debut for FT-EV II compact electric vehicle concept
 
Toyota FT-EV II Concept Electric Car

World debut for FT-EV II compact electric vehicle concept

The Toyota FT-EV II is a compact electric vehicle designed for short distance travel which will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.

FT-EV II is a high-quality vehicle concept, designed primarily for urban driving with a body that is even more compact than that of the Toyota iQ, but still with room for four seats on board.

The exterior features a low front cowl and an additional window below the level of the windscreen to give extra forward visibility. To improve safety through the quality of all-round vision, the rear lamp clusters are see-through LED units. To ensure easy access in tight spots, there are electric sliding doors on both sides.

Top speed is above 60mph and a full-charged battery will give a range of more than 50 miles, which is ample for most urban journeys. The ride is quiet and comfortable with smooth acceleration, thanks to Toyota-developed motor control technology, itself part of the hybrid system that sits at the heart of the company’s environmental technologies.

By John Caslin

http://www.motoring.co.uk/car-news/t...tric-car_15327


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