Lexus Will Bypass Building Plug-In Hybrids In Favor of EVs

By Sam McEachern Lexus will skip from building hybrid cars to making pure electric and fuel cell cars, choosing not to bother with plug-in hybrids.
Confirmation that Lexus won’t build plug-in hybrids came from Lexus Europe chief Alian Uyttenhoven during a recent interview with AutoExpress. He said that plug-in hybrids are simply “loophole” cars that are made to help automakers meet corporate emissions regulations and that Lexus won’t need plug-ins to do this. The hybrid vehicles it offers aren’t efficient enough to help it meet increasingly strict fuel economy standards, however, so it will have to introduce pure electric cars and fuel-cell vehicles eventually.

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