iQ-based FT-EV – Toyota’s bright spark

The USA’s biggest motor show is well underway in Detroit, and in these lean times, green cars are high on manufacturers’ agendas.

Toyota chose the show to unveil the third-generation of its iconic Prius hybrid, which is larger and more powerful than the second-generation model, but also more efficient. It goes on sale in the UK this summer.

The company also unveiled a fully-electric concept car based on iQ.

The FT-EV (above) shares its platform with the newly-launched car, and is aimed at urban commuters who travel up to 50 miles per day. It’s certainly got people talking.

Although it’s just a concept at the moment, it’s more than just an electric dream – Toyota intends to launch a fully-electric urban commuter vehicle by 2012.

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