2013 Scion iQ EV Review – Electric Car for Campus and Urban

Toyota announced about its Scion iQ EV in the United States with a battery-electric four-seats city commuter car for urban and campus environments. This model is designed for car-sharing programs and future mobility strategies because in next time battery-electric vehicles will play important role in the auto markets. Toyota introduced a world class powerful battery which has 104 Wh/km consumption rate in this vehicle and it can be fully charges in three hours at 240v. This car is very impressive in urban areas where streets are narrow and congested.


The iQ EV has power-saving electric equipments and energy conserving features include regenerate braking, heat pump air conditioning with a pre-conditioning option, LED high-mounted stop light, and heated front seats, heated windshield defroster and three driving modes. Its maximum output from the drivetrain is 47 Kw, 63hp, 120lbs-ft and top speed is 78mph.


The iQ EV has unique exterior features include front bumpers, trapezoidal motif highlights, low centre of gravity, wide rear bumper, two colors availability, leather wrapped steering wheel and white steering pad cover and much more which can give you mental satisfaction.

Safety Features

It has 11 supplemental Restraint System airbags with front, side and seat cushions, front and rear curtains, save battery system, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology.


IQ EV has latest accessories such as HDD navigation system, an exclusive AVN unit with several EV driving support features, seven-inch Video Graphics Array LCD and impressive audio features.

Jasper has been an enthusiast of the automotive and IT industries since the age of 16. He independently writes on the auto industry's recent happenings.