Sunday, January 11, 2009

Toyota's FT-EV To Be Unveilied at Detroit Auto Show Today

Toyota will unveil its new FT-EV electric car today at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The car will have a 50 mile range and a limited top speed designed for urban commuting.

Toyota has said, "Toyota’s FT-EV concept imagines an urban dweller, driving up to 50 miles between home, work and other forms of public transportation.” The concept is slated for delivery in 2012.

Don't we have enough of these vehicles? Miles, Zenn, Gem and Zap all make these little city electric cars and the market for them doesn't seem to be that robust, so why is Toyota joining the fray? Why can't Toyota go one step further and produce an all-electric highway capable vehicle like their RAV-4 EV?

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