Lexus unveils first all-electric vehicle - the UX300e

Lexus unveils first EV, the UX 300e

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Coming to the important bit though, the UX 300e is driven by a 201bhp electric motor located at the front.

'Taking the signature sophisticated driving performance of the UX as their place to begin, its engineers were in a position to leverage the qualities of the recent electrical drivetrain to extra enhance the automotive's on-avenue performance'. "The UX 300e's high-output motor provides a natural-yet-brisk acceleration".

The Lexus UX 300e will go on sale in China and Europe in 2020 and Japan in early 2021, but Lexus hasn't said if it plans to sell it in America.

Lexus tipped the world off to its next step in the luxury automaker's "Lexus Electrified" campaign with a trademark filing.

The UX 300e provides excellent dynamic performance thanks to the low center of gravity resulting from motor and battery placement underneath the vehicle body, combined with optimized of front/rear weight distribution and moment of inertia. It can charge at 6.6 kW with a regular AC outlet or 50 kW with a quick DC charger. UX 300e has a paddle shift that can be used like engine braking to regenerate the battery. At the same time, UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class, as befits the sound management heritage of the Lexus DNA.

Whereas in motion, the automotive's lively sound earn watch over system will transmit pure, ambient sound to the motive force and passenger to inform the driving prerequisites. Special aerodynamic wheels and an underbody cover further improve the vehicle's overall efficiency.

The UX 300e sports activities diverse connected automotive facets - with the downloadable LexusLink app allowing drivers to remotely modify the autos climate controls and note its battery price and obliging driving range. Through this, charging time can be monitored and the charging itself may also be scheduled according to planned trips.

The technology of Lexus Electrified enables integrated control of powertrain, steering, suspension, and brakes, realising the ultimate potential of the motor control technology cultivated in hybrid vehicles.

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