NO NEED TO PLUG IN.
NO NEED TO CHANGE DRIVING HABITS.
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics are electrified vehicles with some powerful differences over pure battery electrics. With a Lexus Hybrid Electric, you never need to plug-in, worry about where the next charging station might be, or change your driving habits in any way. Just get in and go.
LIVE LIFE UNPLUGGED
Seamlessly combining a gas engine and electric motor, Lexus Hybrid Electrics recharge as you drive - so they are always ready to go. That's just the start of what makes them the ideal choice for electrified driving. You can also expect instantaneous acceleration, responsive power, high fuel efficiency, exceptionally low emissions when compared to a conventionally powered vehicle, and a luxuriously smooth ride - all without a need for a change in driving habits or needs to plug in.
BENEFITS OF HYBRID ELECTRIC OWNERSHIP
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics combine a technologically advanced gas engine with a powerful battery and electric motor(s) and the intelligence to automatically select the best combination of gas and electric based on your driving needs. Because the battery re-charges both as you drive and during braking, you never need to take time out to plug-in. You'll visit the gas pumps less often when compared to a conventionally powered Lexus.
It may seem too good to be true, but it's not! Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics deliver an extraordinary blend of power and fuel efficiency. Combine that with the breathtaking acceleration and suprememly quiet ride, the driving dynamics will result in a blissful peace of mind.
A world first, Lexus' self-charging multi-stage hybrid electric technology takes the Hybrid Electrics experience to an exhilirating new level. A finely tuned 4-speed gearbox, added to the existing eCVT (Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission), creates a hybrid electric system that simulates a 10-speed transmission. It evokes the fiercely connected feel of selecting gears yourself -- using steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. These are available now on the Lexus LS 500h and LC 500h.