Amman, June 2021: Lexus recently announced that it has eclipsed the milestone of two million global sales of electrified vehicles at the end of April 2021. The company has been a pioneer of electrification in the luxury market since the launch of the RX400h in 2005 and has continued to expand its lineup of electrified vehicles to meet the needs of customers and societies alike.
Based on a philosophy of ‘right time, right product, right place’ - Lexus aims to further develop its electrified product portfolio to make use of the diverse energy sources and infrastructure environments encountered around the world. Lexus now sells nine electrified vehicle models - including Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) - in around 90 countries worldwide.
In 2020, 33 percent of Lexus models sold globally were electrified. Since 2005, the company’s electrified vehicles have contributed to a cumulative reduction in CO2 emissions of approximately 19 million tons; equivalent to the combined CO2 output of 300,000 passenger cars each year for the past 15 years.
“We are proud to achieve this remarkable milestone, which represents another important step in tackling environmental challenges and realizing our goal of a carbon-neutral society where people can enjoy a happy, healthy and sustainable life, with freedom of mobility,” commented Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation. “Lexus possesses the competitive expertise and know-how in the core technologies of electrification thanks to its experience in developing, producing and improving major electrified components, paired with many years of gathering feedback from markets across the world. I would like to thank our customers in the region for their unwavering support as we continue to develop our electrification technologies in pursuit of our commitment to environmental sustainability.”
In order to further accelerate the spread of electric vehicles, Lexus plans to introduce the first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) in a mass-market model in 2021, as well as a completely new model dedicated to BEVs in 2022. By 2025, the company will introduce 20 new or improved models - including more than 10 BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs. The future expectation is that sales of electrified models will exceed those of the pure-petrol variety. In addition, by 2050, Lexus seeks to achieve carbon neutrality throughout the entire vehicle lifecycle, from materials, parts and manufacturing to logistics, driving and disposal/recycling.