The Lexus BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) Sport, one of three new concept cars released as part of Lexus’ efforts to move toward an electrified future, is a complete battery model with sensual forms that hint at a powerful, effective, and attractive future. Without a doubt, electrification is essential to Toyota’s goal.
“Today, I would like to talk about Toyota’s strategy for achieving carbon neutrality—particularly our strategy for battery electric vehicles, which represent one of the most promising options. I believe that achieving carbon neutrality means realising a world in which all people living on this planet continue to live happily. We want to help realise such a world. This has been and will continue to be Toyota’s wish and our mission as a global company.”
Toyota president Akio Toyoda
Exciting oneself about an electric vehicle isn’t always a matter of aesthetics, though the Sport does have them. What often gets EV enthusiasts talking is range. Well, the BEV Sport has many reasons to celebrate. Lexus claims that the Sport’s range exceeds 430 miles. And these are not kilometers traveled at a snail’s pace. Lexus also claims that the Sport can accelerate from 0 to 60 kilometers per hour in less than two seconds. The battery is another characteristic of the Sport that EV enthusiasts will like. Instead of an electrolyte battery, which is extremely heavy and prone to spontaneous combustion, the Sport employs a solid-state battery, allowing it to achieve greater range (and more safety with less weight).
In addition to the BEV Sport, Lexus is launching the BEV Sedan, BEV SUV, and BEV RZ ideas, and Akio has confirmed that the company intends to launch “30 battery EV cars by 2030.” The new Lexus BEV series is expected to pave the way for the company’s future carbon-neutral vehicles, which will allegedly include a comprehensive variety of passenger and commercial battery EVs. By 2025, versions of these automobiles, notably the Sport, are anticipated.