LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID ELECTRICS
A Lexus Hybrid's perfect symbiosis between its gas engine and its electric motor makes it a perfect choice for electrified driving. Power, fierceness and efficiency: that's what you will find in hybrid Lexus vehicles. As they are self-charging, your driving habits will remain unchanged.
WORLD’S FIRST LUXURY HYBRID
Lexus introduced the world's first luxury self-charging hybrid electric vehicle: the RX Hybrid Electric. Today, more than a decade later, the manufacturer still pursues innovation and excellence. It now offers more hybrid models than any other luxury manufacturer in Canada. Test drive one today and experience the luxury and power of Lexus Hybrid Electrics.
Hybrid vehicles offer a vast range of benefits. They are self-charging and do not need to be plugged in, have high fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Get all this and more, without changing any of your driving habits.
MADE IN CANADA. MADE FOR CANADA
The Lexus RX Hybrid Electric is more than just the first self-charging luxury hybrid SUV. It is also built at our world-renowned plant in Cambridge, Ontario. An impressive set of features - from AWD to heated rear seats - makes it the perfect vehicle for our Canadian weather. For a vehicle designed to overcome our winters, choose the RX Hybrid Electric, designed by Canadians, for Canadians.
HOW LEXUS SELF-CHARGING HYBRID ELECTRICS WORK
Starting Up: In most conditions, at initial take-off, the electric engine provides all the required power, with instant torque, enhanced fuel efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions.
Accelerating: When accelerating, the gas engine is automatically engaged to provide the additional power required. The seamless transition between the gas and electric engines is possible with the Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT), which also provides an instant and powerful acceleration.
Cruising: At cruising speeds, the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides the needed power to the wheels as well as the electric generator. The excess energy is used towards recharging the battery. The optimized combination between the gas and electric engines allows to make the most out of every fill-up.
Regenerative Braking: During braking, the electric motor takes over. The regenerative braking system recovers the kinetic energy that is then used to recharge the battery.
At a Stop: When the vehicle is stopped, in some situations, the gas engine switches off, making room for the electric engine. This allows to reduce emissions and save on fuel. If the battery is running low, the gas engine automatically starts, allowing the battery to recharge.
EXPERIENCE LEXUS HYBRID ELECTRICS
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics perfectly combine a highly efficient gas engine with an electric motor supported by a powerful battery. An intelligent system automatically selects one engine or the other for an optimal combination according to your driving needs. At cruising speed and during braking, the battery charges itself, so you do not need to plug your vehicle in. With a Lexus Hybrid Electric, your driving and fuelling habits will remain unchanged.
PERFORMANCELexus Hybrid Electrics do not compromise. Performance and power perfectly blend in with superior fuel efficiency, instant acceleration, a supremely quiet ride, engaging driving dynamics and unmatched peace of mind.
BENEFITS OF OWNERSHIP
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics offer a range of benefits. For example, the electric-only mode reduces emissions and your carbon footprint without compromising the unmatched performances you look for. Lexus Hybrids are everything you'd expect from a Lexus, and so much more.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Lexus Hybrid Electrics follow the same maintenance schedule as gas-powered Lexus vehicles. Regular maintenance has to be done every 8,000 km. And you'll get to enjoy the same award-winning Lexus Precision Service.
With a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric, you are covered with the same comprehensive warranty as any other gas-powered Lexus vehicle. You also get additionnal warranties of 8 years/160,000 km.
For complete peace of mind, take advantage of Roadside Assistance for 48 months, standard with every Lexus Hybrid Electric. Services include emergency roadside assistance and personalized trip planning, among others.
More than one million Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics have been sold worldwide, all designed to meet the same rigorous standards as our gas models. This means you can count on their unmatched reliability.
LEASING OR FINANCING
Choose from a vast range of financing solutions for your next Lexus Hybrid Electric. Lexus Financial Services offers leasing and financing options with a variety of terms and competitive rates.
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics are an alternative that is up to 70% cleaner than their gas or diesel counterparts*, without ever compromising performance.
Lexus Hybrid Electrics make the most out of every drop of gas by collecting excess energy and reusing it to charge the vehicle's hybrid battery. This allows to reduce CO2 emissions and consequently, your carbon footprint
Under certain conditions, a Lexus Hybrid Electric can drive using electric power alone. Relying on the electric engine only allows to reduce CO2 emissions.
Lexus actively commits to maximizing recycling and reuse of its vehicles' hybrid components. The manufacturer is also a pioneer in the recycling of batteries, motor magnets and rare earth metals used in its Hybrid.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
With more luxury hybrid electric models than any other manufacturer, Lexus was also the first to introduce a luxury hybrid to the public. Over a million hybrid drivers later, we still focus on innovation to offer the best Self-Charging technology possible. If you have any additional questions about Lexus Hybrid Electrics, please explore our FAQs or contact us at Boulevard Lexus.
WHAT IS A SELF-CHARGING HYBRID ELECTRIC?
A Lexus Hybrid Electric combines two power sources: a gas and an electric engine. When driving, the required energy is produced by one engine or the other, or by both working together.
The intelligent Lexus Hybrid Electric system seamlessly controls the shift between engines according to your driving conditions. This allows for optimal energy efficiency, reduction of emissions and unmatched performances. As you drive, your Lexus Hybrid Electric recharges its battery by itself so you do not need to plug it in!
HOW DO SELF-CHARGING HYBRID ELECTRICS WORK?
Both gas and electric engines have their benefits. Whereas gas engines are most efficient at constant speeds, electric engines perform better when accelerating or at cruising speeds. Lexus Hybrid Electrics perfectly combine the benefits of both engines.
Lexus Hybrid Electrics are all equipped with a Power Control Unit. This component automatically switches between the engines or engages both, according to your driving conditions, which it continuously monitors. This way, you can fully enjoy your hybrid driving experience.
In conventional gas-powered vehicles, excess energy is not recovered. However, Lexus Hybrid Electrics recover this excess energy, which is then used to recharge the battery. The regenerative braking system also captures kinetic energy lost during braking and uses it towards recharging the battery. This allows for optimized fuel efficiency as well as reduction of emissions.
ARE HYBRIDS ELECTRICS VEHICULES SAFE?
At Lexus, safety has always been a top priority and it has underlined every innovation we've put forth. Our Lexus Hybrid Electrics are no exception; they are all designed with the same rigorous standards as our gas-powered models. For added safety, the battery pack and high voltage components are well isolated and protected.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SELF-CHARGING HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE?
With its two engines - a gas engine and an electric engine - a hybrid electric vehicle does not continuously use fuel. A hybrid vehicle is therefore efficient and reduces CO2 emissions. The combination between gas and electricity allows for unmatched performances across all speed ranges, without changing your driving habits. Indeed, Lexus Hybrid Electrics automatically switches from one engine to the other, according to your driving conditions.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DO LEXUS HYBRID ELECTRICS HAVE OVER OTHER HYBRIDS SYSTEMS?
Lexus Hybrid Drive can run solely on electric power at lower speeds, which reduces emissions while offering a high energy efficiency. Competitor systems generally have smaller electric engines which do not produce enough power for the vehicle to have an electric-only mode. Rather, the electric motor can only work alongside a gas engine.
DO I HAVE TO SWITCH BETWEEN THE GAS AND ELECTRIC ENGINES DURING DRIVING?
As the driver, you do not need to switch between the gas and electric engines while driving. The intelligent Power Control Unit takes care of that for you by monitoring your driving conditions and seamlessly controlling the flow of power between the two engines. Whether you're starting up, accelerating, driving at cruising speed, decelerating or braking, the Power Control Unit makes the best choice for you so you can make the most out of every experience behind the wheel.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO CHARGE THE LEXUS HYBRID ELECTRIC'S BATTERY?
You do not need to charge the battery of a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric by plugging your vehicle in. In fact, the battery charges itself automatically while you drive, recovering excess energy to do so.
However, just like any gas-powered vehicle, the battery can completely uncharge if the vehicle is not used for an extended period of time, even though this is very unlikely. If this does happen, the gas engine will start your car and the battery will recharge while you drive.
WHAT DISTANCE CAN A LEXUS HYBRID ELECTRIC COVER ON BATTERY POWER ALONE?
The electric autonomy of a Lexus Hybrid Electric greatly depends on the level of battery charge, the driving conditions and how heavily the vehicle is loaded.
CAN I USE MY LEXUS HYBRID ELECTRIC IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS?
Like with any type of vehicle, whether it's hybrid, electric or gas-powered, it is important to be cautious on the road in extreme weather conditions. Always avoid driving if there are severe weather warnings.
DOES A LEXUS HYBRID ELECTRIC NEED TO BE PLUGGED IN TO RECHARGE?
No. Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric vehicles never need plugging in. The vehicle's battery recharges as you drive by using the excess energy produced as well as energy from the regenerative braking system.
ARE HYBRIDS ELECTRICS COVERED BY A WARRANTY?
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics are covered by the same comprehensive warranty as our gas-powered luxury vehicles. To this, we added an 8-year/160,000 km Hybrid Component Warranty as well as a 10-year/240,000 km High Voltage Battery Warranty.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY OR COLLISION WITH A HYBRID ELECTRIC LEXUS?
Our focus on safety extends to safety professionals. That’s why we created Emergency Response Guides to assist first responders and to help them act accordingly in the event of an emergency or collision with a Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicle.