A Lexus hybrid built for a prince
A full hybrid Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet will be used during the upcoming royal wedding in Monaco.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 01:55 PM
The United Kingdom just hosted a royal wedding, and Monaco is up next. When His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco weds Ms. Charlene Wittstock on Saturday, a unique full hybrid Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet will be on hand to carry the newlyweds as they tour the principality.
The Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet includes one very distinct feature — a one-piece transparent polycarbonate roof. The 8- millimeter thick, 26-kilogram roof is crafted out of a single piece of polycarbonate that is held in place with no pillars. The design allows the royal couple to have an unobstructed view during the tour.
The tour will begin at the Palace on the Rocher. After traveling down to the harbor, the route will proceed along Boulevard Albert I to the Sainte-Devote Church. The Lexus LS 600h L is equipped with a full hybrid system that will allow the vehicle to drive the majority of the route in an electric, zero-emission driving mode.
“Lexus is very proud to present this exceptional full hybrid vehicle to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince of Monaco', said Andy Pfeiffenberger, Vice President of Lexus Europe. ‘Our commitment to innovation and sustainable mobility at Lexus matches well with His Serene Highness’ keen interest in promoting sustainable development and environmental protection.” Source: Lexus
After the ceremony, the one-of-a-kind Lexus hybrid will be on temporary display at the Media Centre in Monaco and then moved to the Oceanographic Museum.