Lexus Not Going for Plug-in EVs

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As with its parent Toyota, Lexus has no intention of switching to plug-in batteries too soon. Instead it will stick to onboard power regeneration for its hybrids.
Lexus will completely skip over the battery electric vehicles and turn directly to hydrogen fuel cells when the time comes, somewhere after 2015. spoke with Lexus International executive vice president Mark Templin, who confirmed the company’s strategy.

“The Toyota brand has plug-in hybrids and if we feel it’s something we have to have then we have the technology on the shelf and we could use it,” Templin said on the sidelines of last week’s Lexus ES sedan Australian launch. “Right now we don’t have plans for it.

He explained that no-one is buying plug-in EVs in the real world due to their range and high battery costs.

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