Lexus has launched a full-service solution called Lexus Charging Network for its first all-electric car, the Lexus UX 300e.
Developed together with Digital Charging Solutions GmbH, with access to the largest charging network in Europe, the new service is accessible using the Lexus Link connectivity app..
When fully rolled out, the new Lexus Charging Network service will provide access to Europe’s largest network of around 160,000 public charging stations, allowing UX 300e drivers to check availability, charging speed and price per kWh.
The Lexus Link’s Charging Station Finder quickly locates charging stations wherever owners drive in Europe and, once they arrive at a charging station, they simply identify themselves using the Lexus Link app or an RFID card, before charging.
Using the Lexus Charging Network, UX 300e owners will benefit from receiving only one contract and a single charging card for all participating charging stations, meaning they can charge in different countries without the need for a large number of cards or contracts with other providers. Payment is made via a single monthly invoice.
Having studied BEV usage patterns, Lexus sized the battery on the UX 300e so that the majority of European drivers will only need to charge once a week. In most cases this will be done overnight at home using a charging station that Lexus will help install.
On longer journeys, the Lexus Link app will help the driver to easily identify DC charging stations in the Lexus Charging Network where they can recharge quickly.
Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) develops charging solutions for automobile manufacturers and fleet operators. The full-service, white-label solutions of DCS allow OEMs and fleet operators to realise their electromobility strategies, making charging at stations easy, safe and comfortable with integrated digital solutions. With over 160,000 charging points in 30 integrated markets, as well as transnational charging, Digital Charging Solutions boasts Europe’s fastest-growing charging network.