The Lexus UX 300e, the luxury brand’s first EV, is on sale in China now and hits Europe later this year. Lexus in Europe announced today that the crossover’s air-cooled 54.3-kilowatt-hour battery will come with a 10-year, 1 million-kilometer (621,000-mile) warranty. The Lexus UX300e joins the Nissan Leaf as one of the few EVs with air-cooled batteries, which are considered not as robust.
Lexus Stories May 8
Lexus Stories April 27
The Lexus UX 300e crossover went on sale to Chinese consumers on Sunday, April 26. The Toyota-branded version of the same model, the C-HR, will go on sale this week – with the Izoa variant to soon follow.
Lexus Stories March 10
A Lexus dealer in Texas is spamming Tesla owners to encourage them to trade in their Tesla vehicle, telling them: “You’ve had your fun, now it’s time for zero compromise.” expand full story
Lexus Stories October 23, 2019
Lexus, which has yet to launch an electric car, is unveiling today a new concept for one that is so crazy-looking that it’s doubtful anything like it will materialize.
However, the automaker also announced plans to unveil an actual electric car that they plan to bring to production. expand full story
Lexus Stories October 10, 2019
Lexus, Toyota’s premium brand, is teasing a new electric vehicle concept to be unveiled later this month at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show. expand full story
Lexus Stories October 8, 2018
It’s no secret that Toyota is not a big fan of battery-electric vehicles as the Japanese automaker is heavily invested in hydrogen fuel cell technology and hybrid cars.
But now the company, though its Lexus brand, goes as far as trash talking all-electric vehicles in shameful hybrid vehicle advertising. expand full story
Lexus Stories July 18, 2018
As part of Toyota, Lexus has been following the lead of its parent company and hasn’t pushed hard for the electrification of its lineup.
Lexus has yet to release an all-electric vehicle despite virtually all premium brands, like its top German competitors Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, going electric with new vehicles.
The head of the brand, Yoshihiro Sawa, now says that he believes that it is still too soon for EVs and therefore, they are not falling behind but having a better approach to alternative powertrains. expand full story
Lexus Stories January 16, 2018
As a brand, Lexus has been suffering on the electric vehicle front due to being part of Toyota, which has until recently been too focused on hydrogen fuel cell to make electric vehicles.
But Toyota has now greenlit Lexus EVs and it unveiled a new crossover concept supporting an all-electric powertrain at the Detroit Auto Show this week. expand full story
Lexus Stories October 16, 2015
Hoverboards experienced a resurgence over the last year after Hendo and Lexus demonstrated their projects in the field, but their boards can only hover on top of metal surfaces, which limits applications. Omni Hoverboards is working on a much more versatile product. The start-up already holds the world record for the longest hoverboard flight with its Mark-1 prototype and it is already working on a second generation board.
Omni doesn’t use a fancy magnetic field technology, but instead technologies already commercialized in the growing quad-copter industry. expand full story