The Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept Car

Lexus LF 30 electrified electric car concept

As Lexus, The Premium Automotive Brand Charges Ahead To Join The Fast Evolving Global Electric Vehicle Race, The Company Gives Us A Glimpse Of Its Vision To 2030!


  • Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of the Toyota Motor Corporation, the Japanese automotive company, unveiled the all-electric compact Lexus LF-30 Concept SUV at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.  The name refers to the 30th anniversary of the company, Lexus (established in 1989) and to the year 2030, a vital year in the company’s electrification ambitions. 
  • Lexus is not new to the world of lower emission road transportation.  The premium automotive brand has already developed a portfolio of hybrid electric vehicles, to include, the CT Hybrid, UX Hybrid, NX Hybrid, RXL Hybrid and more.  The company launched its first hybrid, the RX400h in 2005.
Lexus LF 30 electrified electric car concept
The Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept (credit: Lexus)
  • The company has gained knowledge and experience of battery management, power control modules and electric motors. All vital for its electrified ambitions. However, the company did not have an all-electric car (BEV), until recently, in November 2019.
Lexus LF 30 electrified electric car concept
The Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept (credit: Lexus)
  • The four-seater Lexus LF-30 EV concept features distinct gullwing doors with the potential of achieving an iconic status. The bold futuristic styling of the Lexus Electrified Concept heralds a ‘leap forward’ for its bold vision of zero-emission road transportation (2030).  The LF-30 concept is not expected to move into production in the near future.  The interior also captures innovations like autonomous driving technology, core to the company’s electrification ambitions.  The concept also has ‘steer-by-wire system’ and a ‘human-centred cockpit concept’ with a look ahead to 2030. According to Lexus, “The cockpit was designed on the new Lexus concept of ‘Tazuna’, inspired by how a single rein can be used to achieve mutual understanding between horse and rider’. The steering controller-mounted switches and head-up display have been coordinated to a high degree.” The EV glass extends from the windshield all the way to the rear seats.  Passengers have the ability to adjust the ‘opacity’ of the glass to increase or reduce privacy. 
Lexus LF 30 electrified electric car concept
The Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept (credit: Lexus)
  • The EV concept has four in-wheel electric motors, with a potential 536 bhp. 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds with top speed at 124 mph. The vehicle could be front, real or all-wheel drive, depending on the circumstances.  The concept uses the Lexus Advanced Posture Control technology that ‘regulates the drive-power output from high-torque electric motors to adjust vehicle posture in tune with human sensibilities.’
  • The LF-30 has the following dimensions: length (mm)-5090, width (mm)-1995, height (mm)-1600, wheelbase (mm)-3,200. Total weight: 2,400 kg. 
  • The LF-30 concept has a 110 kWh EV battery with an WLTP range of 310 miles.  As in a number of pure electric cars, the battery will be housed under the vehicles floor. 

Do not expect to the see the EV in your driveway anytime soon, but stay tuned to future EV models from the Japanese automotive manufacturer.   


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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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