Tuesday, October 6, 2009

World Premier : Toyota to announce New FT-EV II Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota FT-EV II Concept

TOKYO : October 6, 2009 — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces New FT-EV II Concept to highlight its Toyota-brand exhibit for the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. The show is open to the public from October 24 to November 4 at Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture.

The FT-EV II is a compact EV designed for short distances, and it is based on the idea of a future mobility society in which EVs are common, and means of transport are divided according to purpose, the characteristics of the energy to be used and the status of the supply infrastructure. The FT-EV II features a high-quality package extremely convenient in urban settings.
  • Ultra-efficient package with body more compact than ultra-compact "iQ", but still with seating for four
  • Drive-by-wire technology enables joystick operation of all functions including accelerator, brakes and steering wheel; ample legroom provided by elimination of accelerator and brake pedals
  • Vehicle designed with low front cowl and auxiliary window below windshield for outstanding forward visibility; further consideration paid to safety around vehicle led to see-through LED rear combination taillights
  • Electric sliding doors on both sides facilitate ingress and egress, particularly in narrow spaces
  • Top-speed of over 100km/h
  • Easy coverage of over 90km on fully charged battery—ample for everyday use
  • Extremely quiet and comfortable ride with smooth acceleration, thanks to TMC-cultivated motor-control technology, which is part of the hybrid system at core of TMC's environmental technologies

Vehicle Length Width Height Wheelbase Seating
FT-EV II 2,730 mm 1,680 mm 1,490 mm 1,900 mm 4

Images : New Toyota FT-EV Concept

[Source : TOYOTA]


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