Motoring: Lexus reveals its all-electric bright spark

The excellent new UX 300e zero-emissions vehicle has got the jump on its rivals and set a high benchmark in its class

The new UX 300e has a 150W electric motor which pushes its max speed past 160km/h

Hard to believe for two companies that have been making hybrids for so long, but this Lexus UX 300e represents the first vehicle from within the wider Toyota group to be powered purely by electric.

The UX, Lexus’s compact crossover which competes with the likes of the Audis Q2/Q3, the BMWs X1/X2, the Mercedes GLA, the Volvo XC40 and the Jaguar E-Pace, was chosen for this signal honour because it’s a new product with an ...