TOKYO — Lexus racked up record sales of electrified vehicles last year as the brand pivots toward an all-electric future. But pure EVs still account for only a smidgen of its results — underscoring just how far the Japanese premium player has to go on its radical EV makeover.
Its global electrified sales rose 10 percent to an all-time high of 260,000 vehicles in 2021. But the brand's only battery electric offering, the UX 300e, chipped in just 5,800 units.
That EV tally represented less than 1 percent of Lexus' overall worldwide sales last year. And it stands in stark contrast to the brand's recently declared goal of selling 1 million EVs a year in 2030.