Why we’re running it: To see if Lexus’s first EV can compete with the established premium electric SUVs
Life with a Lexus UX 300e: Month 2
A small economy decline over time - 30 March 2022
When I was first handed the keys to the UX 300e, its digital display showed 3.2 miles per kilowatt hour – a reasonably efficient figure. That number has since fallen to 2.9mpkWh, which means I’m getting 18 fewer miles per charge. Is that the hours spent on the motorway or my overzealous acceleration? I might need to adjust my driving style
Is this the plush electrified SUV our man has been looking for? - 16 March 2022
It is now four months into life with the Lexus UX 300e and my commute is just as comfortable as ever. The EV has excelled in most environments, with effortless acceleration and helpful regenerative braking that efficiently brings it to a near-stop in crawling traffic and at junctions.
The bulk of my driving is on motorways and A-roads, with short distances in town. It is very good in built-up areas and the compact, precise turning circle proves particularly useful in multi-storey car parks and on roundabouts.