Lexus will launch a new pure electric model: it is expected to be equipped with solid-state batteries and mass production will be in 2026
IT House reported on September 24 that Lexus, a luxury brand of Toyota Motor, recently announced that it will display a pure electric concept car at the Japan Auto Show that opens on October 25. The new car will adopt a modular body structure, and its mass production model will be officially launched in 2026. It will be the first model of Lexus’ next-generation electric car .
Judging from the official trailer, the new car is equipped with brand-new arrow-shaped headlights and electronic exterior mirrors . The front face profile is quite similar to the LF-A supercar model launched by Lexus a few years ago.
From the side, the new car has a very low ground clearance and a crossover-style body. It will focus on aerodynamics and lightweight design. Officials say the interior will also use more environmentally friendly materials.
The car will be equipped with Toyota’s newly developed new lithium-ion battery, which is claimed to have a cruising range of 497 miles (approximately 799.84 kilometers) and can charge from 0% to 80% in 20 minutes .
Toyota also said previously that the new lithium-ion battery will be available together with another “high-performance” solid-state battery that has a range of up to 621 miles (about 999.4 kilometers). However, this solid-state battery is scheduled to be officially launched on the market in 2027 .
IT House previously reported that Toyota said in July this year that it had made a major breakthrough in battery technology: it could halve the weight, volume and cost of batteries. Keiji Kaida, president of Toyota’s Carbon Neutral R&D Center, said the company has developed ways to improve battery durability and believes it can now create a solid-state battery with a range of 1,200 kilometers and a charging time of 10 minutes or less.