2023 Lexus RZ 450e May Have Extra EPA Vary Than Initially Thought


The Lexus RZ 450e, which is likely one of the newest all-electric fashions in the USA market, was lately listed on Environmental Safety Company (EPA)’s web site.

The beforehand introduced EPA Mixed vary numbers of the 2 RZ 450e variations – one with 18-inch and one with 20-inch wheels – have been formally reiterated at respectively 220 miles and 196 miles.

* a bigger wheel diameter normally leads to greater power consumption and a decrease driving vary (assuming the identical tire.

Nevertheless, after we additional analysis the EPA paperwork, it turned out that the model with 20-inch wheels may be above 200 miles, as there’s a particular annotation – “Mixed vary voluntarily lowered from 202 miles.” That is six miles (or three %) greater than the EPA Mixed score.

  • 18-inch wheels: 220 miles
  • 20-inch wheels: 196 miles
    (voluntarily lowered from 202 miles)

The distinction isn’t very excessive, after all, and would hardly be noticeable in the true world as a result of varied different elements can have an effect on the driving vary very considerably, however plainly the Lexus RZ 450e may be a 200+ mile BEV in all variations, even the one with larger wheels.

Producers generally voluntarily decrease their EPA Mixed vary, but it surely occurs hardly ever (a number of % of all fashions/variations). We assume that a few of them are taking part in conservatively, whereas others won’t make sure of the ultimate numbers.

If we examine the primary all-electric Lexus with its direct cousins – the Toyota bZ4X (AWD model) and Subaru Solterra (AWD), it seems that Lexus’ EPA Mixed vary is barely decrease, however on the identical time, we should observe that it has a bit smaller battery – 71.4-kilowatt-hour (kWh) from Prime Planet Vitality Options (Panasonic and Toyota’s three way partnership), somewhat than 72.8-kWh from CATL.

The Lexus RZ 450e is barely extra environment friendly than the AWD model of the opposite two automobiles and has extra energy (150-kilowatt entrance motor and 80-kW rear motor as an alternative of two 80-kW motors). On prime of that, the Lexus RZ 450e’s battery can quick cost at as much as 150 kW in line with the specs, in comparison with 100 kW within the case of CATL battery, which is utilized in Toyota bZ4X AWD and Subaru Solterra.

Vitality consumption, together with charging losses, of the Lexus RZ 450e is estimated at:

  • 18-inch wheels: 107 MPGe: 315 Wh/mi (196 Wh/km)
  • 20-inch wheels: 95 MPGe: 355 Wh/mi (220 Wh/km)

EPA listed additionally Lexus RZ 450e’s Metropolis and Freeway vary scores. Within the metropolis, the vary is predicted to be barely greater, whereas on the freeway barely decrease. Within the case of the 20-inch model, the EPA Freeway quantity is lower than 178 miles, which may be not sufficient for a lot of clients.

2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium AWD 18-inch :: EPA Vary score by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Mixed
Metropolis
Freeway
220 miles (354 km)
236.4 miles (380.4 km)
200 miles (321.8 km)
EPA Vitality consumption (together with charging losses):
Mixed
Metropolis
Freeway
107 MPGe: 315 Wh/mi (196 Wh/km)
115 MPGe: 293 Wh/mi (182 Wh/km)
98 MPGe: 344 Wh/mi (214 Wh/km)
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium AWD 20-inch :: EPA Vary score by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Mixed
Metropolis
Freeway
196 miles (315 km)
210.9 miles (339.3 km)
177.8 miles (286.1 km)
More information: “Mixed vary voluntarily lowered from 202 miles”
EPA Vitality consumption (together with charging losses):
Mixed
Metropolis
Freeway
95 MPGe: 355 Wh/mi (220 Wh/km)
102 MPGe: 330 Wh/mi (205 Wh/km)
87 MPGe: 387 Wh/mi (241 Wh/km)

Down under we listed MSRP costs and primary specs of all three automobiles, all primarily based on the e-TNGA platform and produced in Japan.

Mannequin Base Worth Dest. Cost Tax Credit score Efficient Worth
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium AWD 18-inch $58,500 +$1,150 N/A $59,650
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium AWD 20-inch $59,740 +$1,150 N/A $60,890
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Luxurious AWD 20-inch $64,000 +$1,150 N/A $65,150
2023 Subaru Solterra Premium AWD 18-inch $44,995 +$1,225 N/A $46,220
2023 Subaru Solterra Restricted AWD 20-inch $48,495 +$1,225 N/A $49,720
2023 Subaru Solterra Touring AWD 20-inch $51,995 +$1,225 N/A $53,220
2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE FWD 18-inch $42,000 +$1,335 N/A $43,335
2023 Toyota bZ4X Restricted FWD 20-inch $46,700 +$1,335 N/A $48,035
2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE AWD 18-inch $44,080 +$1,335 N/A $45,415
2023 Toyota bZ4X Restricted AWD 20-inch $48,780 +$1,335 N/A $50,115

* federal tax credit score of as much as $7,500 may be accessible by means of leasing.

Mannequin Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Vary
0-60
mph
(sec)
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium AWD 18-inch AWD 71.4 220 mi
(354 km)
5.0
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Premium AWD 20-inch AWD 71.4 196 mi
(315 km)
5.0
2023 Lexus RZ 450e Luxurious AWD 20-inch AWD 71.4 196 mi
(315 km)
5.0
2023 Subaru Solterra Premium AWD 18-inch AWD 72.8 228 mi
(367 km)
 
2023 Subaru Solterra Restricted AWD 20-inch AWD 72.8 222 mi
(357 km)
 
2023 Subaru Solterra Touring AWD 20-inch AWD 72.8 222 mi
(357 km)
 
2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE FWD 18-inch FWD 71.4 252 mi
(405 km)
7.1
2023 Toyota bZ4X Restricted FWD 20-inch FWD 71.4 242 mi
(389 km)
7.1
2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE AWD 18-inch AWD 72.8 228 mi
(367 km)
6.5
2023 Toyota bZ4X Restricted AWD 20-inch AWD 72.8 222 mi
(357 km)
6.5

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