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BatteryElectric

Pre-production model shown. Final range and specifications may differ from those depicted.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) use an electric motor, powered by the high-capacity battery. Throughout your entire drive - starting off, accelerating, cruising, braking or at rest - the electric motor is used to power the vehicle.

The Benefits of Electric Vehicles

lower emissions

NO NEED TO FILL UP

The electric motor and battery replace your engine and fuel tank, so there’s no need to line up at petrol stations again.

lower emissions

ZERO TAILPIPE EMISSIONS

15 years of pioneering research has resulted in battery electric vehicles that do not emit any CO₂, NOx or other pollutants from their tailpipe.

lower emissions

CONVENIENT CHARGING

A growing network of charging stations, various charging options and the ability to charge at home means you're never far away from a full charge.

lower emissions

UNCOMPROMISING POWER AND SAFETY

Battery electric vehicles deliver exceptional responsiveness. Equipped with Lexus Safety System+, our Battery Electric vehicles are designed to give you greater control and peace of mind.

 

How Battery Electric Works

 

Powertrain
Battery Electric Vehicles use an electric motor, powered by the large capacity battery. Throughout your entire drive - starting off, accelerating, cruising, braking or at rest - the electric motor is used to power the vehicle. When braking, the battery is recharged.

Fuel Source
Battery Electric Vehicles must be plugged in to an AC (Alternating Current) or ultra-rapid DC (Direct Current)1 charger to recharge.

Benefits
Battery Electric Vehicles have improved acceleration, zero tailpipe carbon emissions, and are quieter because they do not have a combustion engine.

 

Your BEV questions answered

How far can you travel in one charge?

The range of BEV vehicles varies depending on the type of driving (whether it is open road or city, stop-start driving).

  • The UX 300e has an approximate range of up to 560km.2
  • The RZ has an approximate range of up to 470km.3

You can use the Lexus Charging Station Finder to locate Chargefox stations near you, or along your desired route.

WHAT IS THE NEW EUROPEAN DRIVING CYCLE (NEDC) AND THE WORLDWIDE HARMONISED LIGHT VEHICLES TEST PROCEDURE (WLTP)?

The New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) and Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) are standardised test procedures that are used to test the energy consumption and range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).

NEDC was introduced in the 1970’s and was last updated in 1997. NEDC includes the Urban Driving Cycle test (designed to represent typical driving conditions in a city environment), the Extra-Urban Driving Cycle test (designed to represent typical driving conditions in a high-speed driving environment) and produces a Combined driving cycle result. The test cycles use fixed speeds, fixed gear shift points and fixed acceleration. Ancillary loads, such as the climate control, fan, and lights, are turned off. The test duration is 20 minutes and covers 11km.

WLTP was introduced in Europe in 2017. WLTP includes the Worldwide harmonized Light-duty vehicles Test Cycles (WLTC). The European WLTC includes testing at low, medium, high, and extra high speeds representing stop-start traffic, city driving, suburban driving and higher speed driving respectively. The average test speed and the maximum test speed are higher compared to the NEDC. The test duration is 30 minutes and covers 23.25km.

WLTP is considered to be a better representation of real-world driving than NEDC.

WHY ARE THE NEW EUROPEAN DRIVING CYCLE (NEDC) AND THE WORLDWIDE HARMONISED LIGHT VEHICLES TEST PROCEDURE (WLTP) RESULTS DIFFERENT?

The New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) and Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) are both standardised laboratory test procedures that are used to measure energy consumption and range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and produce results that can be compared between different vehicle manufactures and vehicle models.

The conditions of the driving cycle tests conducted within NEDC and WLTP are different.

  • NEDC has lower average and maximum speeds than WLTP.
  • WLTP includes a wider range of driving conditions than NEDC.
  • NEDC indicates fixed gear shift points, whereas WLTP does not.
  • WLTP simulates a longer driving distance than NEDC.
  • NEDC comprises of lower acceleration and deceleration rates than WLTP.
  • WLTP tests consider additional optional equipment that could impact energy consumption and range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).

WLTP is considered to be a better representation of real-world driving than NEDC.

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

Charging times vary on the method used, environmental factors, the vehicle and the amount of charge left in the battery.

  • Charging the UX 300e on an AC home charger with a Type 2 plug will take approximately 9.5 hours4 from when the low drive battery level warning light is lit until an 80% charge is reached. On the road, fast-charging DC stations with a CHAdeMO plug can charge your UX 300e from when the low drive battery level warning light is lit to 80% in about 80 minutes.4
  • Charging the RZ from when the low drive battery level warning light is lit until full is reached will take approximately 6.5 hours4 on an AC home charger with a Type 2 plug. When the RZ is connected to a CCS2 DC fast charger, 80% of the maximum charge level is charged after the drive battery charge level warning is displayed in approximately 30 minutes.4
Is charging a BEV cheaper than filling a petrol vehicle?

Generally, the cost of charging a BEV tends to be cheaper than filling a car with petrol or diesel. Similar to petrol, prices for charging electric vehicles can vary between different charging stations. Introductory pricing on Chargefox ultra-rapid chargers is $0.60 per kWh, while others on the network range from free up to around $40 for a full charge. Chargefox station charging prices can be accessed by viewing the station ahead of time on the Chargefox app. These prices vary based on the vehicle model and station and may be subject to change. Visit Chargefox for more details.

Lexus Encore Platinum5 members enjoy complimentary access to fast and ultra-rapid charging6 of your UX 300e or RZ at selected Chargefox stations during the 3 year membership period.

How much does it cost to charge a BEV at home?

Prices will vary depending on your electricity provider. It is best to contact your provider directly.

UX 300e is parked on a street.

UX - All-Electric Compact SUV

The answer to 'why electric' is simple. Zero CO₂ tailpipe emissions and more power.

The Lexus UX 300e is the result of 15 years of expertise in Lexus Electrified technology.

The UX 300e maintains the distinctive design of the UX Compact SUV, but showcases unique details inside and out – combining to create a uniquely electrifying presence.

RZ - ALL-ELECTRIC MEDIUM SUV

The Lexus RZ has been meticulously engineered to take full advantage of its Lexus-first, dedicated BEV platform (e-TNGA). With a low centre of gravity and excellent torsional rigidity, the platform provides ideal underpinnings for an electrified version of the Lexus Driving Signature.

The all-new, mid-size SUV delivers on Lexus signature values of refined luxury and takumi craftsmanship, now enhanced with serene driving and no CO₂ tailpipe emissions.

Rear side view of a Lexus RZ driving along an Australian country road as the sunsets.

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Charging Your Lexus

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NX 450h+
PLUG-IN HYBRID

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Hybrid

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Disclaimers
1.Frequent use of DC Fast Charging can impact battery performance & durability. Lexus recommends minimising DC Fast Charging usage. Refer to Owner's manual and lexus.com.au/charging for guidance.
2.560km range, achieved for Australian electric UX 300e Automatic SUV, is based on consumption rate of 128Wh/km using the NEDC combined drive cycle mandated by the ADR 81/02 (and is the range displayed on the Energy Consumption label affixed to the car).
440km range, achieved for European electric UX 300e Automatic SUV, is based on consumption rate of 169.3Wh/km using the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Australian model has not been tested using WLTP test procedure.
The electric range and the energy consumption values were determined using a fully charged battery in a laboratory test and should only be used for the purpose of comparing vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Actual driving range may vary depending on accessories fitted, battery age and condition, climate, driving style, use of heating/cooling, traffic conditions, and vehicle load. The WLTP test cycle has higher energy demand compared to the NEDC which will generally deliver a lower driving range. For more information, please visit https://www.lexus.com.au/lexus-electrified/battery-electric#faqs.
3.470km range, achieved for Australian electric RZ Automatic SUV, is based on consumption rate of 152Wh/km using the NEDC combined drive cycle mandated by the ADR 81/02 (and is the range displayed on the Energy Consumption label affixed to the car).
395km range, achieved for European electric RZ Automatic SUV, is based on consumption rate of 187.1Wh/km using the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Australian model has not been tested using WLTP test procedure.
The electric range and the energy consumption values were determined using a fully charged battery in a laboratory test and should only be used for the purpose of comparing vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Actual driving range may vary depending on accessories fitted, battery age and condition, climate, driving style, use of heating/cooling, traffic conditions, and vehicle load. The WLTP test cycle has higher energy demand compared to the NEDC which will generally deliver a lower driving range. For more information, please visit https://www.lexus.com.au/lexus-electrified/battery-electric#faqs.
4.Actual charging duration varies depending on charging conditions and method used. Frequent use of DC Fast Charging can impact battery performance & durability. Lexus recommends minimising DC Fast Charging usage. Refer to Owner’s manual and lexus.com.au/charging for guidance.
5.Electrified Platinum Member Benefits apply on Lexus BEVs UX300e and RZ vehicles for a 36-month period from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership. Inclusions may change. Subject to availability. For full T&C’s and eligible models, see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/smallprint/encore-terms.
6.Complimentary charging provided to Encore Platinum members for first 3 years of membership. Fees may apply thereafter. Charging stations provided by Chargefox at selected locations. Usage at vehicle owner’s risk. See chargefox.com for T&Cs. Frequent use of DC Fast Charging can impact battery performance & durability. Lexus recommends minimising DC Fast Charging usage. Refer to Owner’s manual and lexus.com.au/charging for guidance.

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