DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Optimizing Resources for Minimal Impact
When we design and build cars, one thing is essential: to reduce the impact on the environment as much as we can. We take into account the resources consumed and the possible environmental pressures, then work towards improvements for the future. Together with extensive research, we are able to deliver maximum driving enjoyment with the least impact on the environment.
Lighter-weight vehicles help conserve natural resources, reduce fuel consumption and minimize brake wear.
Despite the reduced weight, luxury, safety and strength of a Lexus vehicle are not sacrificed. Extensive testing is conducted to validate the rigidity and durability of each component before it goes into production.
Hybrid Power & Efficiency
Through innovative hybrid technology, Lexus vehicles deliver great power with remarkably low CO2 emissions and impressive fuel efficiency.
Our RX and CT Hybrid models are amongst the most fuel efficient on the road. All other models from 2012 onwards (excluding the LFA) have also met Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II) or the more stringent Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV II) EPA certification standards.
LEAN & CLEAN MANUFACTURING
Manufactured & Sold Responsibly
At Lexus, producing low-emission vehicles is not enough. What’s most important is that they are produced and sold in sustainable facilities with the lowest possible environmental impact. To do so, we strive to reduce the amount of energy, water and raw materials used. At the same time, we develop materials and processes to cut down on waste created in the manufacturing process.
Dashboard silencer made from shredded, recycled soundproofing material.
Luggage compartment trim made from recycled plastics.
Car door trim made from the stem of kenaf* instead of woodchips.
Seat cushions made from foam derived from castor seeds.
Speakers manufactured from sustainable bamboo.
Carpeting made from 30% plant-based sources.
RECYCLE & RECOVER
Reducing Waste & Environmental Pressures
Even as the life of a Lexus comes to an end on the road, up to 85% of it is already on its way to a new beginning. Through our enduring belief in kaizen, or continuous improvement, our recycling technology has grown by leaps and bounds. We have established facilities such as the Automobile Shredder Residue Recycling plant, which recovers and repurposes as much urethane foam, fiber, copper, glass and plastics as possible. The ultimate goal? Zero waste.