Targeting a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment, Lexus Electrified is a strong indicator of where the Lexus brand is heading. And as the first production model under this banner, the all-electric UX 300e has been specifically developed for top on-road performance, while retaining the distinctive design and all the utility characteristics of the UX crossover.
Lexus has applied the same levels of quality and comfortable operation to its very first production EV as it always has with its other vehicles
In developing the UX 300e, Lexus harnessed the knowledge acquired during the development of its industry-leading hybrid systems, and applied the same levels of quality and comfortable operation to its very first production EV as it always has with its other vehicles.
The batteries, for example, are equipped with a temperature-management system that operates at low and high ambient temperature. Reliability is further increased with multiple monitoring systems that regulate charging and prevent conditions such as overcharging.
The Drive Mode Select function lets you manage smooth acceleration and deceleration according to on-road demands. Thanks to the EV powertrain’s instant torque, you’ll experience the vehicle’s powerful acceleration as you press the pedal. The paddle shifters act in a similar manner to engine braking, through four levels of deceleration regeneration – all while enjoying a natural on-road feel.
Thanks to the electric motor and battery placement underneath the vehicle body, the UX 300e has a low centre of gravity, which equips it with wonderful handling characteristics.
The UX 300e has a low centre of gravity, which equips it with wonderful handling characteristics
Styling and safety
In addition to the bold and sophisticated exterior, which is reminiscent of tough and agile driving, the
UX 300e gets specially developed aerodynamic wheels and underbody cover. And, in line with the brand’s development of the most advanced safety technologies, the car features the Lexus Safety System+. Its purpose
is to pursue the prevention of accidents and fatalities, as well as to decrease driver stress and develop driver-assist systems to provide a safer and more natural driving experience.
Connected car tech
The Lexus UX 300e offers the latest in connected car technology. By linking to a smartphone via a dedicated app, you can check the battery’s state of charge and driving range. The charging controls include a timer function to inform you when the vehicle will be fully charged – and you can schedule charging according to when you next expect to drive your UX.
The app also allows you to control various convenience functions – such as air conditioning and window defrosters – remotely.
By linking to a smartphone via a dedicated app, you can check the battery’s state of charge and driving range
While EVs are naturally quiet, the UX 300e’s added insulation suppresses outside noises such as wind or pebbles, which would be otherwise noticeable in the absence of engine and transmission sounds.
Engineers also focused on sound while driving to provide a more natural feeling. Active Sound Control (ASC) transmits ambient sound, which aids with understanding of driving conditions and provides a natural feeling for the cabin’s occupants.
Output: 150kW and 300Nm
Battery type: Lithium ion
Charging speed (AC): 6.6kW max
Charging speed (DC): 50kW max