Lexus-Hybrid

Hybrids

The power of Lexus Hybrid Drive lies in its ability to seamlessly blend the seemingly incongruous together – like exceptional power and incredible fuel efficiency, or breathtaking acceleration and a supremely quiet ride, or truly engaging driving dynamics and blissful peace of mind. Here’s how it works:

Getting Started

Getting Started

Lexus Hybrids never need to be plugged in. They recover and generate power while you drive, automatically recharging the Hybrid battery. When you’re ready to go, simply press the Power button, and your journey can begin.

Getting
Started

Acceleration

Acceleration

Unlike some Hybrid systems, Lexus Hybrids are capable of operating with the gas engine only, electric motor only, or a seamless and extremely efficient combination of both. When you accelerate, the electric motor works on its own to drive the wheels. For rapid acceleration, or as you require more power to increase your speed, the gas engine assists the electric motor.

Acceleration

Cruising

Cruising

A revolutionary Electronic Control Unit (ECU) controls the energy flow between the gas-powered combustion engine, advanced electric motor and high-capacity battery. When you reach your cruising speed, the power from the gas engine is split between the wheels and an electric generator that drives the electric motor. Excess energy used to recharge the Hybrid battery, minimizing energy waste.

Cruising

Decelerating/Braking

Decelerating/Braking

The gas engine switches off immediately, stopping the creation of CO2 emissions, when you take your foot off the gas pedal or press the brake pedal. In response, the electric generator creates resistance to reduce the vehicle cruising speed. The electricity generated by this resistance is redirected to recharge the Hybrid battery.

Decelerating/Braking

Stopping

Stopping

Stop – at a red light, for example. With only the electric motor active, your Lexus Hybrid is silent and emits no emissions. If the Hybrid battery is running low, the gas engine intuitively starts, generating the energy required to replenish the battery. This is just one of the reasons that Lexus Hybrids are up to 70% cleaner than gas burning engines and diesels.** Even when stopped, you can run systems like air conditioning from the Hybrid battery. To avoid running down, the gas engine can intuitively start, generating the energy required to replenish the battery.

** Based on North American sales data and Federal Tier 2 engine emission standards.

Stopping

CT 200h

CT 200h

The world's first Hybrid-only luxury compact car offers exceptional versatility with its liftback body style, sublime performance, and incredible fuel efficiency, thanks in part to Lexus Hybrid Drive continuously monitoring itself and adjusting for optimum performance.

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ES 300h

ES 300h

With its elegant styling, beautifully refined cabin, and responsive new driving dynamics, the all-new ES 300h is a dramatic leap forward in the evolution of Lexus’ hybrid lineup. Lexus Hybrids are virtually – and beautifully – silent when only the electric motor is required.

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GS 450h

GS 450h

For exhilarating performance, Lexus Hybrids produce horsepower equal to or greater than similar conventionally powered vehicles. With 338 net horsepower* – 32 more than its gas counterpart - GS 450h accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds.

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LS 600h L

LS 600h L

Peerless in execution, the LS 600h L exudes power and grace with a hybrid V8. An electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT) ensures refined, seamless acceleration.

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NX 300h

NX 300h

Utilizing the Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Lexus Hybrid Drive system serves to refine the SUV experience. Combining luxurious design with responsible consumption, NX’s clean emissions and high fuel efficiency will help you create lasting memories without the lasting footprint.

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2016 RX

RX 450h

This compact SUV was the world's first luxury hybrid vehicle and remains our most successful. Perhaps that is because Lexus Hybrids produce no emissions at all when running on their electric motors.

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