Toyota’s luxury Lexus brand plans battery EV launch in 2020

by SpeedLux
Lexus millionth hybrid premium car

Toyota Motor’s Lexus will introduce its first all-battery electric vehicle in 2020, as the luxury brand races to market a battery-operated car amid increasing competition to develop zero-emissions vehicles, the head of the brand stated on Wednesday.

At the unveiling of a concept model of a futuristic EV hatchback prior to the Tokyo Motor Show, he added that the goal is for sales of Lexus electric vehicles, consisting of battery electrics and gasoline hybrids, to outpace purchases of the luxury brand’s gasoline vehicle models by 2025.

The Lexus model is going to be Toyota’s first full-sized, battery operated passenger car as the Japanese automaker catches up with competitors such as Nissan Motor and Tesla Inc, which have marketed battery EVs for years.

“Initially, we will release products in China, North America, and other regions where demand for ‘pure’ EVs is high,” Lexus International President Yoshihiro Sawa informed reporters, adding that the brand would declare information about the upcoming model next month.

Global automakers are expanding their vehicle offerings to include more electrified models to abide by tightening global emissions regulations, but demand for more environmentally friendly vehicles has been increasing slowly due to their high price.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


SpeedLux is a high-authority automotive blog providing the latest automotive news and reviews. SpeedLux covers everything related to cars, bikes, and motorcycles, from news and reviews, to troubleshooting guides, tips and tricks, and more. SpeedLux was born in 2009 and we have over 20,000 articles published on our blog. We thank all our readers, as well as our partners, without whom we could not have reached this level.


©2009 – 2024 SpeedLux – Daily Automotive News and Reviews. All Right Reserved.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More