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PLUG-IN HYBRID

HOW IT WORKS

Lexus Plug-in Hybrid allows you to enjoy the best of charging and self-charging technology. Find out how it works and why it offers the ideal combination of power, efficiency and security.

WHAT IS A LEXUS PLUG-IN HYBRID?

A plug-in hybrid (or PHEV) has both petrol engine and an electric motor. The battery, which can be charged at home or at a charging station on the go, is larger than the one to be found in a standard hybrid. This means you can travel further using electric power alone in EV mode creating zero emissions. The new Lexus NX, for example, allows you to enjoy 65 km of emissions-free driving or up to 8- km when using city street, PHEVs also offer the added security of a petrol engine which operates in a highly efficient hybrid mode at higher speeds but also provides a back-up when the battery is depleted. 

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A PLUG-IN HYBRID

A plug-in hybrid car offers the ideal solution for those who want the best balance between electric motor and petrol engine performance. You can enjoy fuel savings and pollution-free driving at lower speeds. You can also confidently undertaking long journeys as well as the shorter ones traditionally associated with electric cars. Charging your electric motor is simple and convenient and the presence of the petrol engine reduces the 'range-anxiety' experienced by many who are choosing an electric vehicles for the first time. 

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HOW DO YOU CHARGE A PLUG-IN HYBRID?

Plug-in hybrids have smaller batteries than all-electric cars which means they can be charged up at home or at one of the many, and repaying multiplying, charging stations across Europe. At home, a conventional household plug can be used or a wall charger installed for more efficient charging. On the road, the Lexus Link app shows you the location, availability and even cost per km at public charging stations across Europe where a cable is used to connect your car to the power source.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO DRIVE A PLUG-IN HYBRID

A plug-in hybrid such as the new NX impresses whatever your driving style. The new NX offers a sweet spot between ride comfort and dynamics which we call the Lexus ‘Driving Signature’. At lower speeds in EV mode, the quietness of the car is striking. When accelerating, the transition from electric to petrol is seamless and the car performs like any traditional vehicle at higher speeds. Above all the journey will be smooth and relaxing. You will enjoy control, power and the exhilaration that comes with driving every Lexus vehicles. 

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