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ELECTRIC CARS

BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC CARS

The all-electric Lexus offers benefits beyond uncompromising power, the latest safety features and how great it feels when you're on the road. Low Benefit in Kind (BIK) rates, no road tax, government incentives and exemption from London's Congestion Charge are just more reasons to choose electric with Lexus.

WHAT INCENTIVES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE UK?

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 2% BIK rate (2022/23 tax year). 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.

DC (Direct Current) Rapid Charger can charge a UX 300e from 0-80% in as little as 52 minutes*.

AC (Alternating Current) Charger can fully recharge (0-100%) a UX 300e overnight in around 8 hours and 15 minutes^.

The UX 300e can be recharged using industry standard AC charging (Type 2 or Mennekes connection) and DC Rapid Charging cables (CHAdeMO type).

*Indicative charge figure, based on 50KW DC rapid charger being used. Actual charging times may vary depending on various factors, including the age, type, condition and temperature of the charging unit and the battery, the starting charge and environmental conditions at the point of use. Charge times may be longer if battery temperature activates safeguarding technology.

^Estimated charging time 0 - 100% battery AC (Alternating Current) based on 6.6KW home wallbox. To fully recharge the UX 300e you will need 53.4 kW. Actual charging times may vary depending on various factors, including the age, type, condition and temperature of the charging unit and the battery, the starting charge and environmental conditions at the point of use. Charge times may be longer if battery temperature activates safeguarding technology.

HOW SAFE ARE ELECTRIC CARS?

All cars come equipped with our advanced Lexus Safety System + which is designed to give you 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.

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 inside the sound-proofed cabin.

For the driver, 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.

REMOTE CONNECTED SERVICES

There is an array of connected services developed for your UX 300e. When charging at home you can use your smartphone to remotely set the time you want charging to commence, the level of charge or even schedule that charging be completed by a set time. Other remote services include setting the climate control on the UX 300e so that it’s just the right temperature on chilly mornings.* You can even activate the heating on the driver’s seat remotely.

 

* This service is only used on the owner’s/registered keeper’s drive. You must not leave a parked vehicle unattended with the engine running whilst stationary on a public road.
Images are for illustrative purposes, may not reflect UK specification and may include optional equipment