Depends on what kind of PHEV it is. Only Series Plug-in Hybrids (also called Extended Range Electric Vehicles [EREVs]) receive the same full $7500 tax credit as full BEVs. As defined by the U.S. government, EREVs are those where only the electric motor turns the wheels. The gasoline engine only generates electricity. Series plug-ins can run solely on electricity until the battery runs down. The gasoline engine then generates electricity to power the electric motor. According to a page on the U.S. government's FuelEconomy.gov website, the only plug-in hybrids eligible for the full $7500 are the BMW i3 Extended Range, the now-discontinued Chevrolet Volt, Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid, Fisker Karma (and its Karma Revero successor), Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Polestar 1 and a quartet of VIA Motors conversions of GM full-size vans and pickup trucks to EREV powertrains. I'm pretty the Mazda MX-30 with rotary range extender would also qualify for the full $7500 tax credit whenever they get around to launching it and then sending it to the U.S.Does US offer same subsidy to PHV and BEV?
It looks like they're going with official kWh battery ratings provided by the manufacturer. I'm not sure if you'd consider those numbers total or usable capacity.^^From my previous estimates, the RAV4 Prime has a 18-19kWh battery with 14kWh usable. Does the US incentive count the total capacity or usable capacity?
Good or bad? Everything I've seen has been very positive.Comment sections around the internet are all flipping out about this thing.
Consistently positive everywhere. This thing is going to move fast. Havent seen a consensus for a car like this in a while.Good or bad? Everything I've seen has been very positive.
We stopped down to the new car showroom showroom this weekend (oil changes for both cars) and they have 28 pre-orders for the RAV4 Prime but no idea on allocation yet, aside from, "Very Low." It could very well replace our IS this year or next.
Are we expecting the electrification of the Lexus' won't be different at all to the prime configuration?It is literally the perfect daily driver for anyone. A practical SUV with reasonable size, has the eco-friendly image, very usable EV range, low fuel consumption even with empty battery, enough performance for any ordinary driver with standard AWD, loaded with all amenities modern shoppers want, affordable after subsidies. This product ticks so many boxes and is definitely the most important product they have designed in the past five years, Lexus included. There are plenty of midsize plug-in SUVs in the market but none of them is as perfect as a whole package.
Unfortunately for Lexus this car has stolen all the spotlight that when the NX450h+ launches next year or 2022 It's no longer special and groundbreaking.
Probably the only difference will be E-Axle, but I'm not positive about that. The E-Axle could be reserved for ES and RX. The E-Axle will make the NX more RWD biased unlike the FWD biased RAV4 PHV.Are we expecting the electrification of the Lexus' won't be different at all to the prime configuration?
Would be surprised.
Ultimately if it does the same thing for an extra 10 or 15 grand, but everything is nicer, better designed, etc., that'll still be attractive and something I'd consider.
Critics - be that forum dwellers or professional ones.From whom -- drivers or auto critics?
Critics will no doubt complain that the infotainment system is terrible and the vehicle is too slow.