6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Car Tech Video: The Toyota iQ EV has limited range and limited availability

About Video Transcript

Car Tech Video: The Toyota iQ EV has limited range and limited availability

1:14 /

Known as the Scion iQ in the U.S., the European version is the Toyota iQ EV, an electric vehicle that charges fast and drives slow. At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, CNET's Wayne Cunningham takes a look at the iQ EV and tells you why you might have a hard time finding this car.

I'm Wayne Cunningham with CNET. Here at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Right here is the Toyota iQ EV. In the US we've seen the Scion iQ with a gas engine. This is basically the same idea except with an electric powertrain. Toyota only puts 12-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack into this car. So that means it only gets 50 miles of range on a charge. But then again, it also charges up to full in about 3 to 4 hours. It's not a fast car either. Zero to sixty is about 14 seconds, and--

New releases

Sony SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS but its poor display doesn't impress
2:06 December 18, 2014
The Sony SmartWatch 3 is Sony's first Android Wear0based smartwatch and has GPS built in so you don't need to take your phone on your...
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best Classic
2:00 December 18, 2014
XCAR look back over 2014 to figure out what the best classic car they drove this year was.
Play video
The biggest news and gadgets of 2014 in CNET UK podcast 415
40:17 December 18, 2014
It's the end of another crazy year in the tech world, so we look back at the gadgets that lit up our year, including the Galaxy Note...
Play video
Use your dSLR as a PC webcam
1:15 December 17, 2014
Lexy Savvides shows you a simple way to turn your Canon or Nikon dSLR into a PC webcam.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 102: No offline Netflix, giving holiday GIFs, eating cricket cookies and more
24:44 December 17, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail discuss a car concept that would eliminate blind spots for drivers, explain how you can create a...
Play video
Sennheiser Urbanite: An on-ear headphone with a retro-hip design and "now" sound
1:03 December 17, 2014
The $200 Urbanite has an eye-catching look and plump bass geared toward younger listeners.
Play video
Samsung Gear VR turns a Note 4 into stunning virtual reality headset
3:28 December 17, 2014
Are you VR-curious? Samsung's "Innovator Edition" headset accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 does a seriously impressive job of putting...
Play video
Brew espresso drinks fast and with some flavor
2:18 December 17, 2014
The $100 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me creates fancy espresso-style drinks in a flash.
Play video