Lexus to Offer Home EV Chargers for 2023 RZ 450e With ChargePoint, Qmerit

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To help shoppers transition into electric-vehicle ownership more easily, Lexus is teaming up with EV charging network ChargePoint and home-charger installation company Qmerit to enhance charging options for buyers of the brand’s first EV, the 2023 RZ 450e.

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A key part of this initiative is giving RZ 450e buyers multiple ways to charge their vehicle. Lexus and ChargePoint acknowledge that a large number of customers will charge their RZ at home and will thus give buyers the option to purchase a ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger at a dealership or online. This charger can be mounted indoors or outdoors at the customer’s home and comes with a 23-foot cord. Lexus claims the charger allows the RZ 450e to charge up to nine times faster than with a standard wall outlet and can add up to 25 miles of range per hour; the RZ 450e has a manufacturer-estimated range of up to 225 miles. After purchase, buyers can work with Qmerit to learn about their installation options and get quotes from certified electricians.

“As transportation continues to electrify, we have been steadfast in our commitment to make it easy for drivers to charge their EVs, whenever and wherever they are,” said Michael Hughes, chief revenue officer of ChargePoint. “Through this arrangement, Lexus drivers will benefit from the simplicity of having access to all of their charging information, across public and home charging, when using Home Flex and the ChargePoint network.”

Lexus also revealed that owners can take advantage of ChargePoint’s public network of Level 2 and DC fast chargers, as well as roaming partner stations. This setup allows RZ owners to quickly find charging spots and pay for charges via the Lexus app.

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