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ALL-ELECTRIC

HOW ALL-ELECTRIC WORKS

Discover a new world of simple charging, lower fuel costs and emission-free performance.

GO FURTHER WITH CONFIDENCE

You can go further than you'd ever think with Lexus electric cars. Get in the driver’s seat and travel up to 196 miles from city to city, knowing with confidence that you will reach your destination and beyond.


Indicative charge, figure based on 50KW DC rapid charger being used. † Indicative range shown for UX 300e fitted with 17” alloys. Final range will be available October 2020.

RELAX AND RECHARGE

Simply plug into your wall at home or pull over at a public charging station. Discover the ways to charge a Lexus electric car and how long it takes to top up a battery.

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    PUBLIC CHARGING (DC)
    50 mins
    Estimated charging time 5-80% battery DC(Direct Current)
    
  

  
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    CHARGING AT HOME (AC)
    8 hrs
    Estimated charging time 0 - 100% battery AC(Alternating Current)
  • RAPID CHARGING

    With over 30,000 charging stations across the UK it is easier than ever to keep your car going when on the move. Public chargers offer different charging speeds:
    AC Chargers - slower charge speed and tend to be found in residential areas, car parks and shopping centres.
    DC Chargers - faster charge speed and are found on motorways and some large retailers. Public chargers tend to be classified as:

    Slow (up to 3kW AC)
    Fast (7-22kW AC)
    Rapid (43kW AC or 50kW DC)
    Ultra Rapid (100-350kW DC)

    Charging capabilities will be displayed on the unit. Rate of charge depends largely on the power of the unit but will also be affected by ambient temperature and other users.

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      BENEFITS

      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).

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      CHARGE TYPES

      WHERE CAN I CHARGE MY ELECTRIC CAR?

      Feel confident on any trip knowing that a network of rapid charging stations across the UK means energy is just a short drive away. Even better, the Lexus Link app will find the next station for you and tell you when you’re ready to continue.

    • NAVIGATE

      It’s simple. Enter your destination and Trip Planner will plot your route to the nearest charging station.

      RECHARGE

      Arrive at the charging station and enjoy a coffee as your battery refills quickly and efficiently.

      READY TO GO

      Your Lexus app says you’re ready to continue. Get ready for the next stage of your journey.

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      HOW DO I PAY FOR RECHARGING?

      Payment methods will differ depending on the network and charge point. Some offer their own contactless charge card whilst others use payment apps or contactless payment. The total cost will depend on the tariff model of the network provider and the station power level.

    CHARGING AT HOME

    You can charge a Lexus Electric car from the normal plugs, although an easy to install Lexus Smart Charger Home Wall Box is recommended as this can be used to recharge in just over 8 hours on cheaper, overnight tariffs. A Lexus Smart Charger will soon be available. More details to be announced shortly.

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      CHARGE TYPES

      HOW DO I INSTALL A HOME CHARGER?

      It is advised that you hire a professional engineer to install your home charger and Lexus will organise a trusted partner to carry out the work. For peace of mind, it will ensure the wiring of the unit is secure and at the required standard.

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      CHARGE TYPES

      HOW MUCH DOES HOME CHARGING COST?

      The cost of a full charge will depend on your domestic electric tariff and which charging points you use externally.
      To fully recharge the UX 300e you will need 54.3 kWh. To work out the cost simply multiply your tariff per kWh by 54.3.
      Typical charges for a 196 mile journey are £5 on an Overnight Tariff, £7 on a Standard Domestic Tariff and £17 on a Public DC Charger.

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      CHARGE TYPES

      DOES LEXUS HAVE ITS OWN BRAND CHARGER?

      We will be releasing the Lexus Home Charging Wall Box in the near future. Watch out for more details soon.

    • SAVE COST

      Various tax reductions and incentives are available to electric car owners.

      SMARTER TARIFFS

      Many electricity suppliers offer rates which are cheaper at night time which could reduce your bill.

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    WHAT TYPE OF CHARGERS AND CABLES ARE THERE?

    AC public chargers have either a 3-pin, Commando, Type 1 or Type 2 plug connector. Tethered units come attached with a cable whilst untethered require you to use a mode 3 AC charging cable. 
    DC chargers use Chademo, CCS and Tesla Type 2 plug connectors and already have the cable attached so you have no need to carry one with you.

    The UX 300e is supplied with cables for use with public AC chargepoints.

MAKE YOUR BATTERY GO FURTHER

The impressive range provided by our electric cars can be enhanced with a few simple driving tips that save money and reduce the energy required for your journey.

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    DRIVE INTELLIGENTLY

    To maximise your range, your car will track performance and optimise how you drive. You can also alter driving modes to increase your range. This enhanced level of battery voltage control, together with the car’s advanced Battery Management System, lead to an extended driving range. Electric cars require very little maintenance. However, simple things like correct tyre inflation and replacing air filters can extend a battery’s range by several miles per charge.

    
  

  
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    KEEP IT COOL

    Cars that spend a lot of time parked in hot conditions can experience faster rates of battery deterioration. Try to park in an area with some cover from the sun.

    
  

  
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    GENTLY DOES IT

    Gradual, smooth acceleration enhances the efficiency of any electric car. Avoiding hard acceleration, particularly in heavy traffic, can significantly boost the amount of range you enjoy from each charge.

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INNOVATIVE BATTERY TECHNOLOGY


  

  
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HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY LAST?

The battery powering your Lexus will generally last for the life of the vehicle. Investigations show that many electric cars have around 75% of their battery capacity after 120,000 miles (193,000 km). Others show an even better longevity with 5% loss after 50,000 miles and another 5% after 150,000 miles. With the average electric car driver only covering about 9,000 per year, most will never need a new battery.


  

  
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IS THE BATTERY COVERED FOR DAMAGE?

Our Lexus electric batteries are designed to last the life of the car. For peace of mind our electric range comes with an 8 year or 100,000 mile Battery Warranty which ever comes first, as well as our standard 3 year / 60,000 mile manufacturer warranty for the vehicle.


  

  
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CAN BATTERIES BE RECYCLED?

Importantly for the planet, when the UX 300e battery reaches the end of its life span, we have a take-back scheme to ensure it is recycled safely and responsibly. Our aim is to achieve a 100% take-back rate in the UK.