Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept teases EV intent behind gullwings and glitz

Lexus may have been early to the hybrid game, but full electrification has lagged behind, something the new Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept aims to address. Unveiled this week at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019, the striking concept with its gullwing doors may look like fanciful auto-show fare, but it teases an intriguingly different approach to EVs.

Lexus isn’t short on hybrids right now, and has gas-electric versions of many of its cars. What’s fairly consistent, however, is that – whether sedan, SUV, or coupe – each tends to hide its electrification. None are plug-ins, instead relying on passive charging through things like braking to add a few extra points of fuel economy.

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