Frequently Asked Questions
Will I run out of power?
Unlike electric cars or plug-in hybrids, you’ll never have to connect a Lexus Hybrid to a power socket – they’re self-charging and always ready to go.
What’s the range?
Thanks to the self-charging petrol-electric, you’ll never run out of range. Simple top up with fuel and away you go!
Do I need to plug in?
No. Our hybrid systems self-charge the batteries of the electric motor through innovative energy conversion and regenerative braking.
Are hybrid cars more expensive?
There’s no extra running costs or maintenance for a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid vehicle. In fact, in the long term, you’re likely to make savings on fuel costs when your Lexus Hybrid chooses to drive using the electric motors, and tax breaks on lower emissions where applicable.
How reliable are hybrid cars?
Our hybrid models are as reliable as similar petrol and diesel cars. They’re exceptionally durable, and their electric motors and generators are completely maintenance free.
How long will the battery last? How often do you have to change a hybrid car battery?
The battery in a Lexus hybrid is designed to last the life of your vehicle, but to ensure peace of mind, your battery is warranted for 5 years. Hybrid batteries are much larger than regular car batteries, powering the car at low speeds without any support from the petrol engine. Battery production does have a small, additional impact on the environment, but this is more than compensated for by the environmental benefits of driving a hybrid car.