LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID
WHY BUY A SELF-CHARGING HYBRID CAR?
No plug-in required, Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid technology delivers efficiency, lower emissions and optimised performance. With superior fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, you also benefit from significant savings.
NO NEED TO PLUG IN
You will never have to connect a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid to a power socket – they are self-charging and always ready to go wherever your journey takes you.
EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
MARKET LEADING MPG FIGURES
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO DRIVE A LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID?
The Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid uses artificial intelligence to understand the driver’s intentions, selecting the perfect gear for a smooth ride, or endless exhilaration
The car monitors your driving conditions and seamlessly controls the combination of power source (petrol engine and electric battery), making the optimum choice for you. But if you wish, you can control how you drive with 3 driving modes: ECO, Normal or Sport.
From start up, to acceleration, mid-journey, and deceleration, you can be the decision maker. For your whole journey, or just a part of it. Together, you and your vehicle consult to lower emissions or boost performance.
Normal mode ensures the optimal balance of fuel efficiency and engine performance. Sport mode brings you faster and more dynamic throttle response, for increased steering feel. And ECO mode moderates the throttle, engine power and climate settings for greater fuel efficiency.
Self-Charging Hybrid offers the same award-winning service Lexus owners enjoy. You can easily manage different aspects of ownership online with My Lexus.
Even with advanced technology, Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid cars remain hassle-free to look after. There is no difference in price or complexity for hybrid maintenance.
Our Self-Charging Hybrid systems are just as reliable as traditional power sources, and with self-charging technology, you'll reduce the risk of being stranded by a drained battery.
Servicing your Lexus Hybrid is simple with our Hybrid Health Check, included as part of a standard Lexus Service.
To ensure peace of mind, our standard 5-year/60,0000 mile warranty delivers complete protection for confidence on every journey and can be extended for up to 15 years (unlimited mileage) by having an annual Hybrid Health Check.
Enjoy a range of flexible finance options for Self-Charging Hybrid - available from Lexus Financial Services.
HOW RELIABLE ARE LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRIDS?
Our award winning hybrid models are as reliable as similar petrol and diesel cars.
They are exceptionally durable, and for peace of mind, all our new Self-Charging Hybrid cars come with a 5 year/60,000 mile hybrid battery cover for confidence on every journey.
Lexus Hybrid batteries are designed with longevity in mind, and with self-charging technology you'll never have to plug in the battery to charge.
ARE SELF-CHARGING HYBRID CARS SAFE?
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid cars have the same expertly designed and rigorously tested safety features that you’ll find across our whole range. They are as safe to drive as a conventional vehicle, giving you peace of mind. 5 Star Euro NCAP has been awarded to all our models (excluding LC and LS).
WHAT ADVANTAGES DO LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRIDS HAVE OVER OTHER SYSTEMS?
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid technology is the original and the best. We have sold over one million vehicles, were the first to pioneer full hybrids 14 years ago and we’ve been perfecting our approach ever since.
Unlike other systems, Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid can run purely on electric power at lower speeds. This means zero emissions and greater efficiency. Competitor systems tend to have much smaller electric motors which only work alongside the petrol engine – they can’t power the car alone.
HOW FAR CAN LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID CARS TRAVEL ON BATTERY POWER?
It depends on the level of battery charge, the driving conditions, and how heavily your car is loaded.
The UX model can travel up to 70mph in EV mode and the NX up to 40mph. The Self-Charging Hybrid system intelligently monitors the battery and keeps it charged. If you’re driving long distances or at faster speeds, the clever hybrid system will switch from the battery power source to the petrol engine.
CAN I LEAVE MY LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID CAR FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME WITHOUT CHARGING THE BATTERY?
There’s no need to charge your Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid - it is always ready to go.
The advanced, compact battery is efficiently charged as you drive and through ECB-R (Electronically Controlled Braking-Regeneration). This smart technique captures energy when you brake, converting it to electricity to charge the battery.
CAN I USE MY LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID CAR IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS?
You can. Lexus Hybrids have exactly the same capabilities as a conventional car. As with any car, it’s still important to pay attention to the driving conditions, and take extra care when needed. Always avoid driving if there are severe weather warnings.
Lexus offers a winter health check to ensure your car is ready for lower temperatures and unpredictable conditions. Contact your local Centre for more details.
HOW LONG WILL MY SELF-CHARGING HYBRID CAR’S BATTERY LAST?
The battery is engineered to last a lifetime. All new Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid cars come with 5 year or 60,000 mile hybrid battery cover as standard. Lexus vehicles are amongst the most economical and environmentally friendly available and hybrid battery recycling is important to us. Removing and disposing of a hybrid battery is done by a Lexus Authorised Repairer, and, under EU Directive 2006/66/EC, we aim to recycle over 50% of the weight of a hybrid battery.