Zero emissions, lower running costs and even higher levels of safety: the all-electric Lexus offers benefits beyond uncompromising power and how great it feels when you’re on the road.
HOW SAFE ARE ELECTRIC CARS?
Confidence and trust are an integral part of an amazing driving experience. The Lexus electric motor has been tried and tested over many millions of miles by master drivers who have helped refine every aspect of performance.
All cars come equipped with our advanced Lexus Safety System + and you enjoy greater control due to a better balance from the optimal placement of items such as batteries and electric motors. All Lexus electrics are carefully designed to be isolated and to be disabled in an accident. Steer-by-wire technology removes the need for a mechanical link, providing you with an unfettered steering sensation and truly responsive touch.
WHAT INCENTIVES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE UK?
The Lexus UX 300e is eligible for the Plug In Car Grant (PICG) currently worth £3000 and there is also support for domestic charging wallboxes. This is subject to future changes in government policy. Electric cars may also benefit from local incentives such as access to lower emission zones, free parking or even free charging. Electric cars currently receive a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge.
In terms of road tax, electric vehicles currently fall into the lowest VED band which is £0. Vehicles that have zero CO2 emissions benefit from 0% BIK rate in 2020/21, 1% in 2021/22 and 2% in 2022/23. You may also be eligible for an interest-free Electric Vehicle Loan in Scotland.
HOW LONG DOES FAST CHARGING TAKE?
The rate of charge depends primarily on the power of the unit. A 50kW DC Charger can charge a UX 300e up to 80% in as little as 52 minutes. AC Fast Charging points (7kW) can fully recharge a UX 300e overnight in 8 hours. The UX 300e can be recharged using industry standard AC charging (Type 2 or Mennekes connection) and DC Fast Charging (CHAdeMO type).
DO ELECTRIC CARS HAVE ZERO EMISSIONS?
15 years of pioneering research has resulted in an electric vehicle that doesn’t emit any CO₂, NOx or other pollutants at the tailpipe. The total emissions of the vehicle will depend on how the electricity used to charge the car is generated. When your battery reaches the end of its lifespan, we have a take-back scheme to ensure it’s recycled safely and responsibly.
HOW LOW ARE THE RUNNING COSTS?
The savings start as soon as you begin driving. Diesel and petrol are removed from the equation meaning you are no longer at the mercy of the world’s oil prices. Electricity costs tend to be more stable and can be as low as 7p per kWh.
There will be costs when it comes to fuel, servicing and maintaining your electric car. However, electric cars are easier to maintain compared to a conventional combustion vehicle due to the absence of an engine. Some regions offer discounted or even free parking or charging.
HOW QUIET IS THE ENGINE?
Early morning starts and late night adventures can be had without waking the neighbourhood. The electric drivetrain carries out its impressive work with barely a whisper.
For the driver inside the cabin it‘s a uniquely calming experience, with just the low hum of rubber on asphalt to indicate the powerful forces at play. The future sounds serene.
CONNECT TO THE FUTURE
The Lexus Link app works in harmony with the electric car to offer a range of services that make journeys efficient such as remote air conditioning, defrosting and charging as well as remote charging, service bookings and driving analytics.