In November, Lexus will present its first battery electric vehicle. The announcement was made by the Toyota luxury brand at the Tokyo Motor Show, where Lexus is already presenting its “vision for the next generation of electrified vehicles” with the futuristic LF-30 Electrified Concept.
The study is a purely electrically powered gullwing door with wheel hub motors and inductive charging technology as well as drone technology on board. Lexus estimates the power of the electric drive at 400 kW, the capacity of the battery with up to 150 kW fast charging capacity at 110 kWh, which is sufficient for 500 WLTP kilometres according to the manufacturer. The “harbinger of a new vehicle generation” is expected to get the spurt from 0 to 100 km/h onto the asphalt in 3.8 seconds. According to Lexus, the maximum torque is 700 Nm and the top speed 200 km/h.
The regular BEV model announced by Lexus for November is likely to be much more conservative. As yet, no more information has been given on this front. Meanwhile, Lexus promises to introduce a new platform for all-electric vehicles and the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model at the beginning of the next decade. So far, the company, like its parent company Toyota, has relied primarily on hybrids. Either way, every Lexus model is to have an electrified version by 2025. And: the Lexus headquarters says that in the future, their sales should exceed those of models with classic combustion engines.
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