Scion iQ EV
Scion iQ EV
The gasoline-powered iQ pictured above isn't even on the market yet, and here comes the one that runs on kilowatts. Toyota has three electrics and plug-ins in the pipeline, of which Scion's EV is the smallest and least-publicized. Another battery-powered minicar, the electrically driven iQ goes into limited production: Just 600 cars will be built, with 400 staying in Japan, 100 going to Europe, and 100 coming to the U.S., where they will be marketed solely to fleet and car-sharing programs. The iQ's range is estimated at 50 miles.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 04 2012: 9:37 AM ET
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