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A hypercar to compete with the Tesla Model S and a 100% electric SUV: the two beasts that Lexus prepares

Toyota announced yesterday its plans for the electric car in the coming years, with an arsenal of 30 vehicles. Today we want to delve into two of the concepts they presented for Lexus, the high-end division of the Japanese manufacturer.

Specific, there are two models that deserve separate mention– A hypercar that is already underway to compete with the Tesla Model S and the first 100% electric Lexus SUV, much like the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra.

Lexus will hit the ground running with electrification

After sports beasts like the Lexus LFA, Lexus will bet on a 100% electric hypercar. The company will respect the dimensions of the LFA, so we will be facing a sports car with a long, two-seater hood. But, in addition to having a striking design, what is striking is the performance level ambition.

Lexus will put all the meat on the grill with its hypercar: they promise solid-state batteries and acceleration figures in line with rivals like the Model S

The Lexus electric sports car promises acceleration figures similar to those of a Model S, Lotus Evija or Rimac Fridge. Specifically, we are talking about a 0 to 100km / h in less than 2.5 seconds, all powered by a solid state battery (although the first versions of the device would not have this technology).

The promise at the level of autonomy is 700 kilometers, although it has not been detailed if this figure is the one estimated with the solid state battery or the cycle on which it has been calculated. Be that as it may, Lexus joins the electric sports car to keep up with its main competitors.

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The next big bet is the RZ, Lexus’ second 100% electric SUV, after the UX300e This model is expected for next year, although its characteristics are unknown.

The 17 fastest and most powerful electric cars: up to 2,000 hp and speeds above 340 km / h

The most powerful variant, the Lexus RZ 450e, is expected have an engine of more than 308 hp, and that autonomy is around the more than 300 kilometers that rivals such as Subaru’s Solterra achieve.

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