Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept pushes the envelope of electric car design
Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept pushes the envelope of electric car design
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Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept pushes the envelope of electric car design

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[MUSIC] Earlier this year, Lexus celebrated 30 years of its existence and now at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show it looks forward with this, the LF 30 electrified concept. Now, let's start with the power train because that's gonna inform a lot of it's bizarre styling. Now there are four in wheel electric motors, one in each corner totaling 536 horse power and around 516 pound feet of torque. That's good for a zero to 100 kilometer per hour sprint just 3.8 seconds. Not bad for a big heavy EV. Now, supplying power for that sprint is a 110 kilowatt hour lithium ion battery pack that's good for over 300 miles of electric range according to Lexus. And it charges using wireless charging and artificial intelligence to control that charging and share energy between the vehicle and the house that it's charging at. Let's talk about that design. It builds on the electric vehicle architecture and a look that is all angles, all directions. It looks like Lexus took its spindle grill design and wrapped it around the whole darn vehicle and behind the Gold wing doors is an interior inspired by Electra's concept called [UNKNOWN]. Which is basically the relationship between a horse and a rider using just one reign Japanese sure have a lot of words for describing works human synergy, don't they? In this case that synergy between vehicle and human is a seamless transition between piloted and autonomous driving that's controlled via gestures and that's not even the weirdest part of this thing there's the autonomous floating drone called the Lexus airport or that comes out of the back and carries your luggage from the vehicle to the doorstep. Now we shouldn't expect the next generation of Lexuses to look like this is the very forward look but expect some of these designs, initiatives and of course electrification that start creeping into vehicles in the near future as Lexus electrified this entire line headed towards 2025.

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