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We’ve got to give it to Elon, he really managed to put an entire industry in hyperdrive to BEV’s!Daimler halted development of all future ICEs and will only focus on electric power. No more update to future Mercedes engines. They realized they are woefully underprepared for the electric revolution. Unfortunately for them switching to full electric right now is a path to disaster and a competitive hybrid needs a super efficient ICE which they don't have.
The hard truth is that TM3 is eating mid-size sedans for breakfast and the IS will be DOA if it doesn't launch with a competitive full-electric model.
So, only for MY2021 a new IS in the best case cenario?Looks like the 2020 IS is showing on Lexus.com. Anybody with info on what's different between 2019 and 2020? The info on the website is so curated and controlled that it's really hard to tell what changed. I know the powertrain is still the same though.
Almost every car maker now talks about getting many of their BEVs out by 2025. Even existing battery makers such as CATL is predicting lots of progress on current Li-on technology:@internalaudit , I want to believe it’s possible due to CHR has been announced as a BEV and it’s built on ‘normal’ TNGA’ and we even have a very good indication as the UX being the first Lexus BEV and it’s also ‘normal’ TNGA...
What we can see it’s how big of a deal the next couple of years will be for Toyota and specially Lexus due to several Model changes.