It’s no secret that the Toyota Motor Company is working towards electrifying its car line up. One of the firsts cars to have this treatment will be the Lexus UX300e SUV. The Vehicle is scheduled to go on sale as soon as summer 2020 in Europe, and 2021 in Japan.
At this year’s LA Auto Show, Toyota engineer Jackie Birdsall told Electrek:
“We have all the engineering development behind all the power electronics, the battery, the electric motor, all of that. It makes it easy, should the market demand a battery electric vehicle, to pull the internal combustion engine components out, and essentially launch a battery-electric.
We’ve strategically positioned ourselves from an engineering standpoint. We’ve developed everything that we need to be able to launch as soon as the consumer demand is there.”
These plans were first disclosed last month during the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. It’s known that China is betting hard on EV’s, it’s expected that electric cars will represent 25% of the market by 2025.