Lexus engineers continue to actively work on the original electromotive platform for their vehicles. The start of sales of the first electric cars is planned for 2025.
The Japanese have taken a non-standard approach: while leading automakers continue to develop the theme of electric vehicles, powered by batteries, Lexus continues to work on cars for which hydrogen is the fuel. Interestingly, other companies consider this direction unpromising. But Lexus at the end of 2020 began selling the 2nd generation of the hydrogen Mirai.
However, the company is not going to completely abandon battery motors. Officials have already announced that by the mid-20s, 20 models with different engines will be launched on the market at once. But there is still no exact data on how many of them will be electric. But it is known for sure that a platform with batteries and a steering wheel that has no physical connection with the wheels is being finalized. The new generation of Lexus electric vehicles will not have any technical compromises.
The LF-Z Electrified Concept is a further development of the Lexus LF-30 Electrified, which was shown back in 2019. The new model has much more to do with reality. At least the exterior already looks similar to the serial one. But the interior is still too futuristic and "artificial", even the chairs have the shape of a cocoon, but do not have seat belts.
The instrument panel is displayed on a dashboard with three screens. The driver's seat is decorated very interestingly and immediately makes it clear that the car is completely subordinate to him. However, this impression is deceptive, most systems are controlled by artificial intelligence. This system studies how the driver behaves on the road, his driving style, and adjusts the characteristics of the car to suit his needs. Naturally, in the future, AI will be able to drive a car completely independently. But by the planned release date, i.e. 2025, it is worth waiting for significant changes in technical equipment.