Scion iQ EV Will Be Available For College And Car-Sharing Usage Only

A couple of years ago when Toyota announced it was working on an all-electric version of its iQ microcar, EV enthusiasts were excited. But last month Toyota backtracked, saying it would launch just a small fleet of the tiny iQ EV. The Japanese automaker has now released details on where those few EVs are going, and it is mostly to college campuses and car-sharing services.

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Toyota Dealers Would Rather Sell Hybrids Than EVs

Electric cars are having a hard time reaching massive acceptance among the car-buying public, and it isn’t just consumers who are concerned. A new study shows that Toyota’s own dealers prefer selling hybrid models like the Prius to pure electric vehicles. Just one more roadblock to EV acceptance.

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Toyota On Moving Forward

One might say that Toyota’s plug-in hybrids are plugged into the future (of course, that would be a terrible, terrible pun and which no one sane would actually make, right?). Either way, Toyota has been markedly successful with the Prius. The Japanese automaker is not, however, standing still.

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Scion iQ EV Won’t be Sold to Public; Toyota RAV4 EV Will

There’s been a bit of a dust-up in recent days concerning the Scion iQ EV and the Toyota RAV4 EV regarding which will be sold to the public, and which won’t. Well the facts have finally emerged…but there’s still disappointment to go around.

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