Lexus UX 300e

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The first production model under the Lexus Electrified banner, the all-electric UX 300e has been developed to retain the design and convenience characteristics of the UX compact SUV, while focusing on the opportunities to build on the performance advantages that are unique to EVs.

The UX 300e’s high-output motor provides natural acceleration and its high-capacity batteries, located directly beneath the cabin floor, secure a low centre of gravity and allow for driving ranges of 249 miles (correlated NEDC cycle) corresponding to a more than 186-mile range (WLTP cycle). The batteries are equipped with a temperature management system and reliability is further increased through the use of multiple monitoring systems to regulate charging, preventing issues such as overcharging.

The UX 300e has one of the quietest cabins in its class, building on Lexus’s excellent record of sound management. While EVs are naturally quiet, the UX 300e goes further by adding insulation beyond just that for the battery, suppressing external noises such as wind or gravel that would otherwise be noticeable in the absence of an engine and transmission.

The UX 300e offers the latest in connected car technology. By linking to a smartphone using the LexusLink app, drivers can check battery charge and driving range. Charging controls are included, such as a timer which indicates when a full charge will be reached, and a charging schedule according to when the vehicle is next expected to be driven or when energy prices are low. The app also allows the owner to remotely control the climate of the car.

The UX 300e was first made available in the UK in January 2021.

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