Tag: Lexus

Dec 13, 2022 - 01:38 pm

Toyota to present 3-year-plan in early 2023

According to an agency report, Toyota will present a new three-year plan to its suppliers in early 2023 as part of its electric strategy. With the new plan, the manufacturer wants to increase the competitiveness of its upcoming electric vehicle models, but is probably accepting delays for this.

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Oct 12, 2022 - 03:38 pm

Lexus gives the US 300e a bigger battery pack

Lexus is revising its first BEV model, the UX 300e, which was introduced two years ago. The most important upgrade of the new edition is a larger battery pack, up from the previous 54.4 kWh to 72.8 kWh. This has increased the car’s range by more than 40 per cent to up to 450 kilometres.

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Jun 2, 2022 - 04:34 pm

Lexus RX 450 gets PHEV option for the first time

Lexus has unveiled the fifth generation RX SUV series, which comes as a plug-in hybrid for the first time next to another two hybrids. However, Lexus expects the PHEV to become the best-selling RX model in Western and Central Europe.

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Dec 14, 2021 - 12:29 pm

Toyota raises EV targets & presents 15 concept cars

Toyota has made its electric plans more concrete. At the strategy update event, the Japanese company showed a series of concept cars as a preview of future battery-electric models. Lexus is to play an important role in the BEV plans and the premium brand is to offer only BEVs from 2035.

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Dec 3, 2021 - 12:13 pm

Toyota presents roadmap for Europe and the bZ4X

Toyota has given an outlook on its strategy in Europe. By 2030, Toyota wants to increase the share of purely electric vehicles to at least 50 per cent, and from 2035, only zero-emission cars will be allowed on sale. In addition, the first purely battery-electric Toyota model bZ4X is now celebrating its European premiere.

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Jun 13, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Lexus launches the NX as PHEV & HEV

Until now, the only electrified version of the Lexus NX has been a full hybrid. This will change with the second generation of the compact SUV model, which is scheduled for market launch in the fourth quarter of 2021: From then on, the NX will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 03:12 pm

Lexus presents the LF-Z Electrified Concept

Lexus has presented the LF-Z Electrified Concept, a battery-electric vehicle study intended to provide a glimpse of what the brand has in store for electric drive and design by 2025. The concept uses a new electric vehicle platform for this purpose.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 02:35 pm

Lexus presents new electric drive control system

For the next generation of its electric and hybrid vehicles, Lexus has introduced an electric drive control system called Direct4. A purely battery-electric concept vehicle based on this technology is to be presented in the first quarter of 2021.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 06:30 pm

Lexus cooperates with DCS on new charging service

Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) and Lexus Europe are launching a new charging service for Lexus drivers under the label “Lexus Charging Network”. The service is available in Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.

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Aug 4, 2020 - 11:35 am

Lexus UX 300e order launch in Norway

With the reservation start for the Lexus UX 300e in Norway, the Toyota subsidiary has released a first idea of the prices of its first BEV series model. Prices will start at the equivalent of around 38,000 euros.

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Mar 24, 2020 - 11:42 am

You’ve had your fun

A Texan Lexus dealership has just about had it with all the electrification talk – with an advert aimed at Tesla drivers, the headline “You’ve had your fun, now it’s time for zero compromise” advertises a trade-in cash bonus of $1,000 but who’d want to exchange a Tesla for a Lexus?

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Oct 23, 2019 - 03:35 pm

Lexus to present their first BEV in November

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.

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May 20, 2019 - 12:42 pm

You can’t hide who you are

A Japanese Prius owner went to extra lengths to make their vehicle particularly unique. By placing a Lexus badge and additional tailpipes along with a spoiler, the vehicle does look “racier”, however doesn’t really fit the point of driving a hybrid in the first place.

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Jan 15, 2019 - 05:34 pm

Lexus presents convertible version of LC Coupé (Video)

Rumours about a convertible version of the Lexus LC sports car seem to be coming true. At the NAIAS in Detroit, Toyota’s luxury brand now presents the corresponding model called the LC Convertible Concept. The production version is expected before the year’s end.

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Oct 11, 2018 - 04:23 pm

Lexus promotes hybrid cars over electric vehicles

Toyota’s premium brand Lexus is making some noise for its conventional hybrid technology but rather than singing its praise over purely petrol-powered cars, they try to set themselves above plug-in hybrid cars and electric vehicles.

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Apr 17, 2018 - 01:18 pm

Lexus considering electrification for LS and CT

Lexus has reportedly been considering integrating electric motor systems in to their flagship LS, as soon as with the current generation. Furthermore, the next generation of the Lexus CT 2020 may present some serious electric competition for Tesla.

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Mar 8, 2018 - 11:51 am

Lexus’ UX also available as hybrid version UX 250h

Lexus’ compact crossover UX has debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. The hybrid version of the model will be known as UX 250h. It comes with a new fourth-gen hybrid powertrain and will be available either with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

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Jan 16, 2018 - 04:04 pm

Lexus premiers LF-1 Limitless at NAIAS in Detroit

Lexus reveals the LF-1 Limitless at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept can host all forms of electric drives, from fuel cell to PHEV as well as EV or a simple hybrid. The design study previews Lexus’ future models.

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Nov 30, 2017 - 01:43 pm

Hybrid SUV Lexus RX comes with seven seats

Lexus has revealed a seven-seater version of its RX model at the L.A. Motor Show. The RX 450hL is a large SUV that will be launched in the U.S. also as PHEV model. The latter couples a 3.5 litre engine with two electric motors.

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Aug 9, 2017 - 08:04 am

Nissan Leaf, EV Forecasts.

Click tip: Another photo of the upcoming Nissan Leaf has appeared in the internet – showing the model without camouflage, but also quite blurred. Besides that, a new video clip has been launched in Japan, putting the new Leaf’s autonomous capabilities into the spotlight.
carscoops.com (photo), autoblog.com (video clip)

Reading tip: Exxon Mobil, BP, the International Energy Agency and OPEC have all something in common: They all revised their forecasts, predicting now that EV market growth will develop faster than thought before.
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May 8, 2017 - 08:22 am

VW, MG, BYD, WKW, Lexus.

volkswagen-vw-id-konzept-300x150VW specifies I.D. production plans: In 2019, the German carmaker is to kick off serial production of its I.D. concept in Zwickau (Saxony), as announced. The Sächsische Zeitung has further details about VW’s first electrified model based on the MEB platform. Thus, the preparations for production will begin by mid-2018, before the lines start to roll in late 2019. However, sales won’t start before 2020. VW calculates with a production investment of 300m euros and an output of 300 I.D.’s daily.
sz-online.de (in German)

MG’s future electric line-up: Within the next few years, the British SAIC brand intends to bring 4 electrified vehicles to the market – in both PHEV version as well as all-electric. Specifically, MG works on two new crossovers, the compact model MG 3 and a replacement for the mid-range sedan MG 6. Top-of-the-end model of its new line-up shall be an electric sports coupe that was recently presented in Shanghai and is to enter production in 2020.
autocar.co.uk

BYD plans to install an industrial park in Yinchuan in order to concentrate production capacities of its electric mobility units. The park shall be developed on 66 hectare and serve to manufacture EVs for both, road and rail traffic. While investment volume amounts to approximately 20bn Yuan (2.6bn euros). Further specifications, e.g. on time schedule, are yet to be delivered.
news.xinhuanet.com

WKW to invest 1.1bn in Germany: The Chinese supplier is about to raise 1.1bn euros through its subsidiary Delon Automotive in order to install a EV facility in Saxony close to the German-Polish border. The company wants to produce high-end EVs for the European as well as the Chinese market. Details about the time have not been revealed.
europe.autonews.com

Do we see soon a H2-Lexus? Rumour had it, that the next Lexus luxury sedan LS could feature fuel cell tech from Toyota’s Mirai. But a new trademark registration now indicates that rumours transformed to plans. At least, the patent’s title “LS-FC Concept” suggests a concept car may be on the way.
motor1.com, autoguide.com, tsdr.uspto.gov

First BYD bus rolls in L.A. County: Chinese manufacturer BYD has delivered the first model of its fully electrified articulated buses in the States. The 18 metres long vehicle can seat up to 60 people and shall reach up to 275 miles (440 km) thanks to a 547 kWh battery pack. The bus will serve the public transport company AVTA in Los Angeles County and is the pioneer of 13 more ordered BYD buses.
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https://www.electrive.com/2022/12/13/toyota-to-present-3-year-plan-in-early-2023/
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