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Coming soon 2023

Lexus RZ 450e

The first dedicated EV from Lexus. The RZ 450e marks an important step in Lexus’ drive towards electric, with striking exterior looks and nifty interior tech.

Est. Range

215mi (real world)


332 Wh/mi


0-62mph in 5.6 sec

Top Speed


Usable Battery


Charging Port

Type 2

Approved by octopus

It’s great to see Lexus release an electric-first car. It’s built on the same EV infrastructure used by brands like Toyota and Subaru, with its own unique twist - most noticeably in the steering department, with a yoke steering wheel and some clever steering tech (available in 2024). With a solid range, top quality materials and distinctive looks, the RZ450e is another great option in the electric SUV market.


Lexus are known for solid, well thought out interiors, and the RZ450e is no different. A panoramic roof, heated-steering wheel, 8-way electrically adjustable front seats and a 14” infotainment all come as standard, alongside the latest Lexus Safety System including a driver monitor to make sure the driver’s alert. Although not available at launch, the yoke steering wheel will be a standout feature, using steer-by-wire tech to make for an immersive driving experience.

What is your estimated range based on?

We take real world range from EV database, which combines the predicted range of an EV in cold weather with the predicted range of an EV driving in warm weather.

For cold weather, this assumes it’s -10 degrees celsius with heating on. For warmer weather, it’s based on 23 degrees celsius and there’s no A/C on.

Predicting exact range is tricky, and range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather conditions and route conditions.

What affects EV range?

Many things can impact the range you get in your EV, there are outside factors and ones you can control or mitigate. Temperature (both of the car and outside environment), your driving style, weather, the surfaces you drive on and the spec of your car can all make a difference to your actual range.

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