Building on a world-class reputation for battery technology and durability, THE FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC LEXUS, THE UX 300E, boasts the ultimate in battery management systems, power control units and electric motors.
1. NEWLY DEVELOPED LITHIUM ION BATTERY
The UX 300e is powered by a newly developed 54.3 kilowatt- hour high-capacity battery that achieves 400 km of range in the NEDC cycle, corresponding to over 300 km target range in the WLTP cycle. Located under the cabin floor and rear seat to ensure a low centre of gravity, the 288-cell lithium-ion battery pack enables the space and practicality expected from an urban crossover.
2. MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE AND DURABILITY
Sensors monitor the voltage of each battery cell and block, as well as the battery cell temperature. In tandem with the car’s advanced Battery Management System, this results in maximum usable battery cell capacity, and an extended driving range.
The battery cell air-cooling system is safer and lighter than water-cooled systems. With cooled air circulating inside the battery pack, stable battery output can be attained even at high speed and during repeated rapid charging. Working hand in hand with the cabin air conditioning, the system enhances the car’s performance, battery life and charging performance. Heating elements under each battery module minimise the impact of cold weather on the driving range, ensuring full power is available from the start. Finally, for a long, trouble-free service life, the battery pack is fitted with rubber seals to protect it from water and dust.
3. PRECISION-ENGINEERED ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRANSAXLE
An ultra-compact new transaxle, with a 3-shaft layout and reduction gear mechanism to allow high motor speeds, delivers class-leading drivetrain performance and exceedingly low noise levels. For extended component life and super-smooth running, Lexus engineers have introduced improvements such as gear tooth surface polishing, a sound-proof cover and an optimised lubrication system.
4. HIGH-OUTPUT ELECTRIC MOTOR
The UX 300e’s all-new BEV drivetrain includes a high-output 150 kW electric motor/generator driving the front wheels. This lends the car a natural-yet-brisk acceleration character, delivering a top speed of 160 km/h and 0-100 km in a sprightly 7.5 seconds.
5. BUILT TO QUALITY STANDARDS
Ensuring the first all-electric Lexus shares the same world-class quality that is a mainstay of every Lexus car, the UX 300e is built alongside electrified hybrid models at Lexus’ award- winning Kyushu plant. Production is overseen by its renowned ‘Takumi’ master craftspeople, who are famed for their minute attention to detail and exacting standards.