Lexus First Electric Vehicle: Lexus UX 300e SUV

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus has unveiled its first production electric vehicle, the Lexus UX 300e, at Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China. The all-new car is the battery-powered version of the Lexus UX compact luxury crossover.

Its single electric motor produces 201 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. This allows the 300e to accelerate to 100km in 8.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 160km/h.

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e

Lexus UX 300e


In comparison, the 300e’s powertrain pumps out more power than the 169 hp from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. This is also more than the 181-hp output of the UX 250h hybrid.

The 54.3 kWh high-capacity battery packs are located underneath the floor to deliver a low center of gravity and 400 km (248 miles) driving range.

The UX 300e’s 6.6-kilowatt onboard AC charger will replenish the batteries in about seven hours, while a 50-kW fast-charger does that in just 50 minutes.

The UX 300e will go on sale in the Chinese and European markets in 2020, and in Japan early in 2021. It’s just a matter of time before the Lexus UX 300e electric car reaches the Nigerian shores. The luxury division of Toyota didn’t mention anything about the pricing.

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