problem with RZ comes with its inefficiency and poor usable battery size, as well as gen 1 software when everyone is few gens ahead.
IE 63kw usable, 120 miles in 75 mph C&D run, and very slow charging (slowest on the market for new product), is a huge reality check.
If you really dont compare it to anything else, and you dont really care about EVs or want to drive EVs, in its own bubble it is ok... but it is not in its own bubble and I would never recommend anyone use their own money to get RZ or BZX.
So RZ450e check list goes like this:
- Huge Lexus fan
- Can charge at home at 208v
- Can lease it at good price
- Hate Tesla and everything it stands for.
- Never ever plan to take it for trips over 100 miles.
If all is checked, it is fine.
But otherwise, it is most uncompetitive product in Lexus lineup, including GX, including UX and everything in between.
Yeah nothing you mentioned is unknown. This isn’t some game changer in the BEV field. They are only planning to sell 6k in 2023. They sell that many Model 3s in two weeks. This is aimed at a Lexus loyalist or someone who wants something different. Tesla has far superior BEV tech and supercharging as they should. That is all they sell.
FYI, you can buy a competitor to Tesla and not hate Tesla.
Like I said for me personally the Model S/Plaid would be my Tesla of choice.