Sept. 27, 2017—Lexus international president Yoshihiro Sawa said “not many people will accept” electric vehicles with current battery technology, according to Car Scoops.
Sawa reportedly made the declaration while talking to The Detroit Bureau but stated the company is indeed working on electric vehicle technology. However, he mitigated that remark by saying, “We’ll introduce that kind of vehicle at a suitable time.”
The company's reluctance to embrace electric vehicles is somewhat surprising as the automaker offers hybrid versions of the CT, ES, GS, NX, RX, and LC. The company will also offer a hybrid version of the new LS and has previously offered hybrid-only models such as the HS.
Lexus doesn't seem concerned with the lack of electric vehicles and reportedly believes being late to the game won't really matter if their vehicle arrives with breakthrough technology.