Lexus in an impressive move offers its first EV with a huge battery warranty showing the Japanese automaker’s intentions for the electrification. The Lexus UX 300e is the first luxury pure electric Japanese model and its commercial course on European soil will begin in selected markets.
More than 1.8 million hybrid cars have been sold by Lexus worldwide with 450,000 of them on Europe’s roads. And now it’s time to launch her first pure electric vehicle on the old Continent.
The luxurious crossover is equipped with an electric motor that delivers 201 hp and 300 Nm of torque. Its battery is 54.3 kWh and according to the company can be fully charged in just over 50 minutes on a 50kW charger. In terms of autonomy, the Lexus UX 300e can carry up to 315 km based on the WLTP cycle on a full charge.
Of great interest is the fact that the battery comes with a 10-year warranty or 1 million kilometers. In fact, Lexus’ confidence in its battery is such that it guarantees that for 10 years it will not experience a capacity degradation of less than 70%!
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To make life easier for drivers, Lexus has teamed up with Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) to offer owners access to various charging networks via a dedicated card and smartphone app. Lexus’ charging network currently includes 85,000 charging points in France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Great Britain, and there is an expansion plan at 160,000 stations.
The service is offered free of charge for six months and then the monthly subscription fee is set at 5.44 euros (price in the UK). The price does not include the charging cost with the charge varying from station to station.