Late last year Toyota gave us a clear indication of its future by unveiling several battery powered models. It is touted that 30 new electric vehicles will go into production within years. You can read that story by clicking here. Among the cars that caught our attention was a Lexus EV sportscar. Lexus, as most know, is the luxury arm of the Japanese auto giant.
On the cards
The Lexus EV sportscar has been shown this week in a full set of images, and the video at the bottom of this post. The new sports model will be part of a full line-up of battery powered electric vehicles. Lexus will launch several new models by 2030 under its ‘Lexus Electrified’ brand vision.
Lexus press materials says that the company aims to fully leverage the potential of electrification to increase the joy of driving for all its customers. And that a unique driving experience founded on linear vehicle responses that are constantly faithful to the driver’s intentions, with seamless connection of deceleration, steering and acceleration at all times.
The upcoming Lexus EV sportscar has a low ride height. A long bonnet and cab backward design give it classic sportscar proportions. Lexus says that the new model will blast from 0-100 km/h in the low two-second range. Power for the electric drivetrain will be provided by solid-state batteries, which will provide a range of 700 km.
“We will deliver a unique electrified Lexus that combines linear motor acceleration/deceleration, brake feeling and exhilarating handling to further pursue the joy of driving. In particular, we believe that the Battery EV will become the future symbol of Lexus as a model that most clearly expresses the evolution of the automobile brought about by electrification.”