When customers purchase an all-new, all-electric Lexus RZ 450e crossover, they’ll be offered several ways to enhance their battery-electric ownership through an elevated charging experience.
Lexus announced it will work with ChargePoint, a leading public EV charging network and provider of home charging equipment, and Qmerit, a home charger installation and EV integration solutions provider, to offer home chargers, installation services, and a vast network of public charging EV stations.
For many EV drivers, home is the primary charging location for their vehicle. To help support a home charging experience, participating Lexus dealers will offer an option to purchase a ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger at the dealership or directly from ChargePoint online. ChargePoint Home Flex is ENERGY STAR certified and Wi-Fi enabled, can be installed indoors or outdoors, and comes with a 23-foot charging cable to support different parking configurations.
With the ChargePoint Home Flex connected charger, electric vehicles can be charged up to nine times faster than a standard outlet. The home charger can charge up to 25 miles of range per hour and fully charge the battery when plugged in overnight.
To learn about installation options for the ChargePoint Home Flex, Lexus has selected Qmerit to help guide RZ 450e guests through the process. The end-to-end services offered by Qmerit include locating a certified electrician to install the EV charger, providing an initial free quote, and additional services. Customers will be introduced to Qmerit during their purchase checkout process at participating dealers.
For public charging, RZ 450e guests will also be able to tap into ChargePoint’s extensive public network of Level 2 and Level 3 (DC fast) chargers, including roaming partner stations, across North America. The vast network of charging stations offers EV owners access to more than 80% of charging spots in North America, providing an opportunity to charge when, where, and how they want. Through the Lexus app, customers will be offered the convenience of being able to quickly find, use, and pay for vehicle charging, thanks to the integration of ChargePoint’s public charging APIs.