The wait is over! Lexus have finally unveiled their first all-electric car available for lease, the Lexus UX 300e.
Lexus and its parent company Toyota are pioneers in the technology of hybrid and electric vehicles and, combined with their exceptional build quality, the Lexus UX 300e is a long-awaited addition to the vibrant Electric Vehicle (EV) leasing market.
As expected from the Lexus premium brand, the UX 300e is a striking high-performance SUV and the exterior, with its stylish design and defined lines, exudes elegance and sophistication. The interior has been designed to feel open and spacious, and has been crafted with luxurious materials throughout, making your drive easy and enjoyable. Added to this, the adjustable seats with 2-way Power Lumbar Support and an adjustable steering wheel will enhance the comfort of your journey. The UX 300e has more boot space than the hybrid version and the rear seats can be split 60/40, which makes this car a practical option.
The Lexus UX 300e is fitted with a 54.3kWh battery giving it a range of up to 196 miles on a full charge (based on a car with 17” alloys). Full battery charging can be achieved in just over 8 hours when using an AC charger and it has a 6.6 kW AC (Type 2 / Mennekes connection) inlet for charging at home. Lexus have also fitted the UX 300e with a 50kW DC (CHAdeMO connection) inlet, which enables rapid charging and takes just 50 minutes to charge from 5-80%, ideal for when you are out and about and need to charge at a public charging point.
Business lease drivers of the UX 300e will benefit from the incredible benefit in kind rates for electric cars, starting at 0% for tax-year 2020/21 and only going up to 2% by 22/23. Read further down the page for a more detailed breakdown of just how affordable leasing the UX 300e can be!
First orders will be due from March 2021.Pre-Order One Today
Based on leasing a standard UK 300e with an approx. p11d of £43,900 this means the 20% tax payer will be paying £0 per month in 20/21, £7.32 per month in 21/22, and £14.63 per month in 22/23.
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Based on an average cost of 10 pence per kWh and charged at home, a full 0-100% charge would cost just over a fiver. That works out at 2.9p per mile (based on 196 miles)!.
Source: Smart Home Charge