Honda is not the only car manufacturer who will be on Japan Mobility Show showing off new electronics race car reading. Lexus Japan posted a teaser of a new battery-electric concept it will have on display, a concept as a precursor to a car that will be produced in 2026. We’ve just talked about other car plans. Lexus has for the same year, those to be a V8-powered street-legal sports car based on a new racing car developed for the World Patience GT3 class of the championship. What we’ve been shown of this electric concept points to another sports car or GT, given the low, wide face, large intakes, and cameras that act as side mirrors. It’s possible that what’s being shown has some connection to this Lexus-branded concept shown on the slide during the Toyota presentation of funds earlier this year.
Parent company Toyota has teased a number of EV plans over the past few months, most of which have to do with what’s under the skin and many of which feel like us. begin to see conceptual fields being teased out back in 2021 and 2022 to take shape. We don’t know where this upcoming Lexus fits in, but not only will the luxury arm share the power development, Toyota CEO Koji Sato said Automotive News Lexus will lead the way with an EV pusher. The boss of Lexus Takashi Watanabe told it Automotive News“In 2026, we will start the next generation battery An EV that reinvents the vehicle module design, radically changes our production methods and rethinks the software platform.”
Toyota battery plans they expect next-generation packs to deliver up to 500 miles on a charge by 2026. Solid-state batteries coming a year or two later could travel up to about 620 miles and be capable of recharging from 10% to 80% at approx. 10 minutes. Beyond the energy source, the work of the automaton on the new production processes focused on the common architecture of the three main actors. The front end has power electronics, a retractable front engine, a drive-by-wire assembly, and suspension; the middle one holds the battery pack under the cabin, the rear module has the second engine capacity and the suspension. Advances in manufacturing processes for these displays will reduce vehicle weight, increase structural integrity, and simplify mold changes that allow molds to be reconfigured in 20 minutes instead of 24 hours.
Naturally, software will be part of this change, with Lexus saying it intends to create digital platforms and offerings that will help make it more unique. The brand aims for one million annual EV sales by 2030 and an EV-only version by 2035. It has two battery-powered vehicles on the market now, the UX 300e in Europe and RZ 450e here.
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