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Lexus is planning a dual-motor all-wheel-drive arrangement for approaching hybrids and electric cars.

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Called DIRECT4, the arrangement includes an electric motor and transaxle for both the advanced and rear axles, Lexus said in a columnist release. Taking advantage of the burning acknowledgment and absolute adaptability of electric motors, the arrangement will anon dispense motor achievement to change a vehicle’s active dynamics, the automaker explained.

In a way, the arrangement is an change of the all-wheel-drive bureaucracy acclimated in accepted Lexus hybrids (and those of ancestor Toyota), area an electric motor is acclimated to ability the rear auto after any automated affiliation to the advanced auto or gasoline engine.

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An accompanying video showed development mules with a ancestor adaptation of the DIRECT4 amalgam system. Lexus quoted achievement of 107 application for the advanced and rear motors, with 243 pound-feet of torque for the advanced motor, and 177 lb-ft for the rear motor. As apparent in the video, the arrangement defaults to front-wheel drive, but is additionally able of 50/50 and 20/80 front/rear torque splits.

Lexus additionally showed a ancestor all-electric adaptation of DIRECT4, with advanced and rear motors bearing an identical 201 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque.

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The video includes activated clips of the Lexus LF-30 abstraction apparent aftermost year, as able-bodied as abrupt glimpses of a additional abstraction Lexus said will be apparent in the aboriginal division of 2021.

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Lexus has said that it sees electric cartage as the future, and it already has several models in the works for its all-around lineup.

But that doesn’t beggarly the affluence cast is giving up on hybrids, which Lexus said accomplish up 96% of its sales in Western Europe. The automaker still angle hybrids as important for regions with bare charging infrastructure, Takashi Watanabe, Lexus electrified arch engineer, said in the video.

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Lexus didn’t say what batteries would be acclimated with its approaching DIRECT4 hybrids and EVs, but it’s acceptable they ability additionally get the solid-state technology that Lexus ancestor Toyota has afresh appropriate ability appear eventually than 2025.

It’s accessible that Lexus ability also—for some markets—get a adaptation of the electric SUV actuality accordingly developed amid Toyota and Subaru.

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