Lexus LF-30 Has In-Wheel Electric Motors And A Cabin From The Future

This is the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept, created by the Japanese car manufacturer as a vision for an upcoming generation of electrified vehicles. It will premiere at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show.

Immediately distinguishing the LF-30 Electrified Concept from most other EVs, whether they are production models or concepts, is the fact that it features in-wheel electric motors at all four corners to deliver a combined 536 hp. The use of in-wheel electric motors provides superb handling characteristics aided by Lexus Advanced Posture Control technology that regulates the driver-power output from the high-power electric motors. The car can also be driven in front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive modes depending on the driving conditions.

Also Read: New Lexus Electric Car Concept Teased For Tokyo Motor Show

The Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept imagines a world where chunky charging cables are no longer required for EVs as it features advanced wireless charging technology. Another technology found is an advanced autonomous driving system that includes a self-parking function and a front-door pickup function similar to Tesla’s Summon system.

Because the concept features small in-wheel electric motors, designers have a great deal of freedom with the car’s overall shape. As such, there is a glass canopy that stretches from over the front wheels all the way back to the rear decklid. Lexus has also altered the look of its spindle grille while fashioning a set of large wheel arches.

Move to the inside and things get even more impressive. The driver and front passenger sit in futuristic-looking seats designed to mimic the openness of a first-class seat on an airliner. These seats also include artificial muscle technology to mold to the occupant. An audio system from Mark Levinson is also featured.

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  • Lloyd Anthony D Peters

    That. Is. HIDEOUS..

  • Six Thousand Times

    So cool and futuristic. Obviously impractical AF. I still love the wild-eyed effort, though. This is what concepts should be. Bubble canopies, gullwing doors, the works.

  • McFly

    Looks like a concept from the past.

  • MarketAndChurch

    At ground level, the front looks gross, but from every other angle, this car looks really cool.

  • I know it’s a concept but dayym she ugg’

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    • Nowan

      whose concept is this ?

      • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

        1980 citroen karin

  • Nowan

    so this concept use solid state battery ?

  • Van Hammer

    Warning: Staring at this for more than a minute will lead to shock and confusion.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    In the future, nobody will need to bring anything with them.

  • botornot387

    Lexus concepts proving lexus designers still are the most abundant ruler users.

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