This Lexus Electric Car Has a Drone That Carries Your Suitcase
After long being an advocate of hybrid- and hydrogen-powered cars, Toyota’s luxury marque Lexus revealed their first electric concept car at the recent Tokyo Motor Show. The LF-30 may just be chocked full of fantastical ideas, but it gives us a glimpse of what the 30-year-old brand is able to bring to electric car race, as we approach the year 2030 (hence the name LF-30).
The technologies they showcased were exciting, to say the least. Four motors positioned individually on each axle, which advantages include the “Advanced Posture Control“, an anti-squat and anti-dive feature during hard acceleration and braking. Low-positioned battery improves handling.
The wireless charging and intelligent energy management system balances electricity distribution between car and home.
And what we really wish we don’t have to wait 30 years for—the Lexus Airporter. It seems like carmakers think that drone is a must-have in cars of the future.
Lexus’s version can carry your luggage to and from the car (don’t blink at minute 0:29 and 1:18 of the above video and you’ll see it). If it can carry luggage, we’re sure it can help us carry our groceries, laptop bag, handbag, pet-carrier, child, etc too.
The LF-30 is visually stunning. the French design studio, ED2, gave the body an elegant arching roof that ends with a sharp inward drop at the rear. The signature Lexus spindle grille gets a slight redesign to reflect the “clean energy” the car uses.
Lexus claims that the 110 kWh battery packs enough juice for 310 miles on a single charge; the quad-motor-system produces an equivalent of 536 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, launching the car into the century sprint in just 3.8 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 124mph.
All these future technologies sound great, really. But the drone is what sold us on the LF-30 concept…Who wouldn’t love a personal flying porter?