A few days ago, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda officially announced that the company will be going all-in for electric vehicles (EVs). With a goal of having 30 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) globally by 2030, it doesn't come as a surprise the automaker unveiled a fleet of EV concepts recently.
But what also surprised us was the announcement that Lexus will only sell EVs by 2035. That means its entire lineup will soon run on zero emissions. The luxury marque even previewed several EV concepts during the presentation.
Out of the four EV concepts the company unveiled, one immediately stood out from the rest. It's called the Lexus Electrified Sport, and it's one heck of a machine. Set to become the brand's halo model, the Electrified Sport is a low-slung electric sports car that appears to take inspiration from the Toyota FT-1 concept in terms of design.
According to Toyoda, the next-generation battery EV sports car will inherit the driving performance of the legendary LFA. Since it is an EV, it won't come with a V10 engine. Instead, it will use powerful electric motors that will deliver equally quick performance.
Lexus claims that it can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in the low 2-second range and have a cruising range of over 700km. More importantly, Lexus said that it could use solid-state batteries instead of lithium-ion to make its high-performance credentials a reality.
Other details regarding Lexus' flagship EV sports car are not yet available. But with the automaker stating that it will showcase the unique driving performance of a Lexus, we certainly cannot wait for the production model to be revealed.
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