When it comes to electric cars, one of the topics that is most talked about is battery life and its degradation over time. Many manufacturers usually offer 8 years of warranty on batteries but for some this is not enough since the average life of a vehicle is higher. Lexus has decided to do much more to reassure everyone who buys its first UX 300e electric SUV. The Japanese manufacturer has made it known officially that it will offer a 10-year or up to 1 million km warranty on batteries.
In this extremely long period of time, it will intervene directly if the battery pack capacity falls below 70% as long as users respect the regular maintenance coupons. This is a very important initiative as it allows us to offer a very long guarantee over time that covers one of the most critical elements of an electric car for almost its entire life cycle. Lexus, with this choice, also aims to want to demonstrate that the overall reliability of these vehicles has reached very high levels.
Lexus UX 300e will arrive in Europe by the end of 2020. Currently, marketing has already started in China. From a technical point of view, its powertrain is characterized by a 204 HP electric motor that allows a maximum speed of 160 Km / h and an acceleration from 0 to 100 Km / h in 7.5 seconds. To power it all a lithium-ion battery equipped with an air cooling system with a capacity of 54.3 kWh (Here the difference between kW and kWh) capable of offering an autonomy of over 300 Km