Since Japanese luxury automaker Lexus started offering electrified cars in 2005, the cumulative effects of reduced CO2 emissions has added up to approximately 19 million tons, equivalent to the combined CO2 output of 300,000 passenger cars per year.
Since the launch of the RX400h in 2005, Lexus has been a pioneer of electrification in the luxury market, and the Lexus model lineup continues to evolve on the mission of balancing excellent driving performance with environmental sensitivity.
In line with its corporate mission for carbon neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals, Lexus continues to stay committed in leading the steady growth of electrified vehicles (EVs) and the reduction of CO2 emissions. Its EVs provide a range of options tailored to meet the needs of the customer.
Based on the philosophy of “right time, right product, right place”, Lexus plans to further develop its electrified product portfolio to best respond to a varied range of energy sources and infrastructure environments encountered around the world.
By 2025, Lexus plans to introduce 20 new or improved models, including more than 10 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), offering electrified vehicle options across the entire Lexus product range.
The brand also plans to introduce its first luxury PHEV model in 2021 and an all new BEV model in 2022.
By 2050, it will achieve carbon neutrality throughout the entire vehicle lifecycle such as materials, parts, and vehicle manufacturing along with logistics, driving, and disposal/recycling.
Lexus now sells nine electrified models, including HEVs and BEVs, in over 90 countries and regions around the world. Currently, across the eight markets in Asia, electrified vehicles accounted for over 20 percent of regional sales in 2020. To-date, Lexus has eclipsed the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles.