The Spy Guy’s sources have been flooding his email in-basket with info about upcoming models with electric running gear. One of the latest is from Toyota’s premium division, which is reportedly planning to launch an electrified version of the new-for-2019 UX compact utility vehicle. Dubbed the UX300e, the vehicle is rumored to come with solid-state batteries instead of lithium-ion batteries. Solid-state batteries are claimed to be lighter, more compact, have greater storage capacity and are non-flammable. They also don’t tend to degrade as quickly. Although there’s no official release date, the UX300e is expected to go on sale in early 2020.

Lexus will reportedly make a battery-electric version of the new UX compact utility vehicle. PHOTO: LEXUS

Lexus will offer a battery-electric vehicle: