Lexus unveils first EV, the UX 300e in China

Discussion in 'Toyota' started by interestedinEV, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/lexus-unveils-first-ev-ux-035200811.html

    Not surprised, that is is a crossover, that it is in China and and as does not seem to pushing innovation or performance.



    Lexus has unveiled its first fully electric vehicle and — surprise — it’s a crossover. The Lexus UX 300e is seeing its public debut in China, at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition.



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    We only have a few specifications so far, but they’re interesting. The Lexus UX 300e has a 54.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that provides an estimated 248 miles of driving range based on the very generous and arguably outdated NEDC driving cycle — this would indubitably be rated much lower if tested by the EPA. The electric motor, located up front, is capable of a peak 201 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. It has a DC fast charging capability of 50 kW, which lags behind a lot of what we’re seeing nowadays (for instance, the Kia Niro EV is capable of 100 kW, and the Audi E-Tron can do 150 kW). Lexus’ press release doesn’t specify the charging standard, but that 50-kW capacity corresponds with the current maximum speed of the CHAdeMo charging standard.
     
  2. gooki

    gooki Active Member

    What a disappointing compliance car. Real world range is going to be close to 150 miles.

    Oh well Toyota have to start somewhere. Hopefully the abysmal sales won’t put them of future BEVs.
     

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