Lexus electric car: specs and on-sale date

The many hybrids in the Lexus range could be joined by electric vehicles, possibly as soon as 2020

Lexus LF-1 Limitless

Lexus was one of the pioneers of hybrid technology, but electric cars are conspicuous by their absence from its current range. However, that could be set to change over the next few years. 

Speaking to our sister title Auto Express at the 2017 Frankfurt Show, Lexus’ Europe boss Alain Uyttenhoven confirmed the company would introduce electric vehicles.

Toyota confirmed its plans late in 2017, when it committed to having 10 electric vehicles on sale by the early 2020s. It said it would start by selling the cars in China, before gradually introducing them around the rest of the world. It also said it would expand its line-up of fuel-cell vehicles at around the same time.

Lexus – along with parent company Toyota – has already said it plans to have electric or electrified versions of its entire range on sale by 2025.

And while there’s no confirmation of when the first electric Lexus will appear, or what it'll be, the company has unveiled the LF-1 Limitless concept (pictured above).

Although there was no word on what powered the show car, it was significant that Lexus was happy to confirm that it could have an electric powertrain. 

To cut a long story short, the signs are that the first electric Lexus is not far off.