In the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept, an electric motor works on each wheel. The special “steer-by-wire” technology means that there is no mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the wheel. In this way, Lexus thinks it is easier to steer clear of the steering wheel if the car goes into self-driving mode.
The driver’s seat has been based on the design philosophy “Tazuna”, which describes how a rider communicates with his horse through the reins. The look should not be taken from the road thanks to gesture control, head-up display and gesture control of certain functions.
Rear seat passengers can also steer with gestures if they direct them to the glass roof, which can also be transformed into a starry sky or a cinema screen. The use of charred cedar flooring and recycled steel in the door panels should reflect Lexus environmental ambitions.
The car is over 5 meters long and weighs 2.4 tonnes. The maximum power is 400 horsepower and the torque is 700 Newton meters. The 110-kilowatt-hour battery can be recharged for up to 150 kilowatts of power. Fully charged, it should be able to help the car travel 50 miles.
In November this year, it is time for Lexus to showcase its first, real electric car intended for production. By 2025, they will be able to offer electrified alternatives to all their car models.