Lexus HZ Name Could be Future Electric Vehicle to Join Lineup, Fully Zero-Emission Fleet by 2030

Lexus is actively expanding its electric vehicle (EV) lineup, with recent trademark filings suggesting that one of its upcoming EVs might be named the HZ. The company submitted trademark applications for the names “HZ 450e” and “HZ 550e” to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on November 15. These filings follow earlier submissions for “TZ 450e” and “TZ 550e” in July. The naming conventions align with Lexus’ existing RZ crossover, which was introduced in 2023 as the RZ 450e.

While the trademarks indicate potential future models, it’s important to note that automakers often secure names without necessarily using them. Lexus has been actively pursuing electric vehicle development, with the RZ being one of its latest releases. The brand showcased its commitment to EVs with the unveiling of the LF-ZC and LF-ZL concepts during the 2023 Tokyo auto show, offering a glimpse into the next generation of Lexus EV technology expected to debut in 2026.

Before the introduction of the next-generation EVs, Lexus plans to release additional electric vehicles based on its current technology. Among them is a three-row SUV, speculated to carry the TZ designation. Additionally, the luxury automaker has confirmed the development of an electric supercar capable of reaching 0-60 mph in about two seconds, featuring a transmission simulating a conventional manual.

Lexus has ambitious goals for the future, aiming to achieve a fully zero-emission fleet by 2030 in the U.S., Europe, and China, with the rest of the world following suit by 2035. This comprehensive approach includes not only battery electric vehicles but also hydrogen-powered ones. As the automotive industry continues to transition toward sustainable mobility solutions, Lexus is positioning itself to play a significant role in the electric and zero-emission vehicle landscape.

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