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Lexus Ireland announces first all-electric vehicle

Lexus Ireland announces first all-electric vehicle

Lexus Ireland has announced details of its first all-electric vehicle, the UX 300e, which will be available in Ireland from January 2021. The brand’s first all-electric vehicle will arrive under the banner of the ‘Lexus Electrified’, and it leverages Lexus’ longstanding experience of building over 1.7 million electrified hybrid vehicles since 2005.

The UX 300e features a newly-developed lithium-ion 54.3 kilowatt-hour battery, and it offers up to 300 kilometres of range on a single charge. The batteries are equipped with a temperature management system, as well as a specific monitoring system that regulates charging. Interestingly, Lexus is offering a 10-year (or 1,000,000 km) extended battery cover with the new UX 300e

Lexus claims the UX 300e has been developed for excellent on-road performance. It offers a low centre of gravity due to the motor and battery placement siting underneath the body, creating more space for drivers and passengers and a larger 367 litre boot space. The UX 300e also suppresses outside noises such as wind which would be otherwise noticeable in the absence of an engine and transmission, creating a relaxed driving experience.

Commenting on the announcement, Ian Corbett, Head of Lexus Ireland said “We are delighted to announce the arrival of the UX300e – our first all-electric Lexus model. We’ve been able to build upon our experience in developing self-charging electrified vehicles since 2005 to launch a stunning all-electric crossover SUV for the premium segment. We look forward to providing customers with a new 100% electrified option in the Lexus range from 2021.

 

UX 300e KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Unit

Value

Length

mm

4.495

Width

mm

1.840

Height

mm

1.545

Wheelbase

mm

2.640

Rear seats upright, loaded to luggage cover

litres

367

Rear seats upright, loaded to roof

litres

486

PERFORMANCE

 

 

Battery capacity

kWh

54.3

Cruising range (NEDC)

Km

400

Cruising range (WLTP)

Km

over 300 (target)

System Output

kW

150

System Torque

Nm

300

0-100km/h

seconds

7.5

Top Speed

km/h

160

CHARGING SPECS

 

 

Charging speed AC

kW

6.6

Charging speed DC

kW

50

Charging time in AC

hours

7 *

(200V/30A, estimated value)

Charging time in DC (0-80%)

minutes

50 *

(MAX 125A, estimated value)

* depending on battery temperature, usage history, charging stand (charger) and operating voltage. Final WLTP range homologation still pending.

Carzone - 02-Jun-2020