Toyota has released more details about its electric city car concept that will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show tomorrow.

They will displaying a concept car called the FT-EV that is based on the 4-seat IQ urban vehicle already on sale in Japan.

The automaker stated they intend to produce a 50 mile all electric car, that the concept illustrates, by 2012.

In a statement the automaker said "Toyota's FT-EV concept imagines an urban dweller, driving up to 50 miles between home, work and other forms of public transportation."

Toyota still insists gas-electric hybrid architecture will make up the majority of their future drivetrains and have not stated whether the future EV would use lithium-ion batteries or be based on the IQ.

Source (Toyota)