The brand new Lexus RZ 450e isn’t alone in its predicament. The bottom Nissan Ariya has fewer motors, a smaller 66 kWh battery, and 216 miles of vary, whereas the Mini Cooper SE and Mazda MX-30 aren’t any higher, with 110 and 100 miles per full cost, respectively. Nevertheless, contemplating the common American commutes round 41 miles every day to and from work, all of the EVs talked about above might theoretically survive the every day grind with out recharging — together with the Lexus RZ 450e.
It isn’t that easy, nevertheless. The entry-level Lexus RZ 450e Premium begins at round $60,000. For some individuals, that sort of cash isn’t price it for the 220-mile vary, retaining in thoughts that an EV just like the Tesla Mannequin Y goes farther, is quicker, and has no scarcity of hi-tech gizmos.
Furthermore, the Lexus RZ solely helps as much as 150 kW of DC quick charging (from 0-80% in half-hour), whereas different EVs might settle for extra juice for extra fast charging. For consumers who need the luxurious driving expertise and the panache of the Lexus badge, the RZ 450e is not going to disappoint, as long as your common every day commute can cowl round 150 miles all through the week.