Lexus unveils its first production EV, but it’s not for the US – Engadget

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Lexus unveils its first production EV, but it’s not for the US – Engadget

Lexus is moving beyond far-out concepts and releasing its first production electric car, but you may want to temper your expectations. The automaker has unveiled the UX 300e, an electrified version of its UX crossover that hides some serious powerplant changes underneath an otherwise familiar exterior. It replaces the gas engine with a 201HP front motor and a 54.3kWh battery. That last figure might not sound like much, but Lexus claimed that it would net up to 250 miles of range based on the NEDC testing cycle. We’d expect less with the newer WLTP cycle, but it’s still likely to be a healthy amount given the battery capacity.

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