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Driving the Future

This is Lexus. Electrified.

We haven’t just imagined an electric future. For 15 years, we’ve been crafting one. Today we offer a range of Hybrid Electric vehicles that give you total freedom, with no compromise on luxury, power or performance. Including the NX 450h+, our first Plug-in Hybrid Electric. With an even brighter electrified future to come. This is Lexus. Electrified.

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Introduction to
Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics

No need to plug-in. No need to change driving habits. No compromise in performance or fuel efficiency.

Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics are electrified vehicles with some potent 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.

World’s First. Worlds Apart.

Since Lexus introduced the world’s first luxury hybrid – the RX Hybrid Electric - we’ve continued to push boundaries and pursue new innovations. Today, we offer more hybrid electrics than any other luxury manufacturer. Many of them made right here in Canada. Test drive one today and discover why power, exercised wisely, is a beautiful thing.

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Technology

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, and you’ll visit the gas pumps less often when compared to a conventionally powered Lexus.

Performance

Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics deliver an extraordinary blend of power and fuel efficiency; breathtaking acceleration and supremely quiet ride; engaging driving dynamics and blissful peace of mind.

Experience the Benefits of Lexus Hybrid Electrics

  • Starting From Stop
  • Accelerating
  • Cruising
  • Regenerative Braking
  • At A Stop

Lexus Self-Charging Multi-Stage Hybrid Electric

A world’s first, Lexus’ Self-Charging Multi-Stage Hybrid Electric technology takes the hybrid experience to an exhilarating new level - carrying you from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds of pure exhilaration.

That’s just the start. 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 - the fiercely connected feel of selecting gears yourself using steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Available now on the Lexus LS 500h and LC 500h, the Self-Charging Multi-Stage Hybrid Electric is our latest innovation, and a taste of the dynamic innovations that are just down the road.

Lexus LC - The Hybrid Electric That Reads Minds

All-New Powertrain

Plug-In Hybrid Electric

Similar to Lexus’ Hybrid Electrics, our Plug-in Hybrid Electric technology seamlessly blends two power sources – an ultra-smooth gas engine, and a powerful electric motor. With its large battery, and ability to plug-in, you can travel faster and further in electric mode alone. Now available on the all-new Lexus NX 450h+.

Ev Mode

EV, or electric-only mode, maximizes battery use, allowing you to travel 61 km using only electric power. With its advanced 18.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, you also enjoy instant acceleration, near-silent driving, and the ability to reach speeds of up to 135 km/h.

Auto EV/Hybrid Mode

In Auto EV/Hybrid mode, simply press the accelerator, and the powerful gas engine springs to life, delivering rapid acceleration, capable of carrying you to 100 km/h in just over 6 seconds.

Power Control Unit

The heart of the system, the Power Control Unit (PCU), continuously monitors driving conditions, then selects the best power source – or ideal blend of power sources – for any given moment. Tailored to the high-capacity lithium-ion battery, the PCU optimizes performance at all speeds.

Convenient Charging

Charging is as easy as plugging in. The NX 450h+ is equipped with a 6.6 KW on-board charger capable of Level 1 (120 volt) or Level 2 (240 volt) charging. With Level 1, it will take approximately 12 hours to fully charge. For level 2, it can fully charge in as little as 2.5 hours. You can also set your own charging schedule for a specific day and time. No special equipment is required. And, when not at home, you can make use of any public charging station that offers Level 2 charging capabilities.

The Benefits of Plug-In Hybrid Electrics

Protecting the Planet

With its ability to travel faster and further on electric power only, Lexus Plug-in Hybrid Electrics offer significant reductions in emissions. Lexus is also committed to achieving zero CO2 emissions from all Lexus plants by 2050.

Reducing Costs

With a fully-charged battery and full tank of gas, the NX 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid Electric can travel up to 61 km. The greater the travel in EV mode, the greater the cost savings in fuel – while producing almost no emissions whatsoever.

The Lexus App

For a seamless electrified experience, you can monitor the charge level and range of your NX 450h+ remotely, on your mobile through the Lexus App.

Learn more about the Lexus App

AVAILABLE PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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Electric Vehicle Ownership

  • Service and Maintenance

    Every 8,000 km. That’s how often you need to return for regularly scheduled maintenance - exactly the same as a conventional Lexus gas model. And you’ll enjoy the same award-winning Lexus Precision Service.

    See Maintenance Schedule
  • Warranty

    Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics & Plug-in Hybrid Electrics are covered by the same comprehensive warranty as our gas powered luxury vehicles plus an 8 year/160,000 km Hybrid Component and 10 year/240,000 km High Voltage Battery warranty.

    See New Vehicle Warranty
  • Roadside Assistance

    Every Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicle comes with standard Roadside Assistance that offers additional peace-of-mind for 48 months with services that stretch from emergency roadside assistance to personalized trip planning.

    Learn More About Roadside Assistance
  • Reliability

    We’ve sold over 1,000,000 Lexus Hybrid Electrics worldwide - each designed and engineered to the same renowned standards as our gas models. Which means that you can count on them to be exceptionally reliable and durable.

  • Leasing or Financing

    Lexus Financial Services makes it easy to get into the Lexus Hybrid Electric of your choice. Choose from a variety of competitive terms and rates. You can even get pre-approved online.

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Environment

Every time you drive a Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicle, you reduce your impact on the environment. With their ability to operate in electric mode only and optimize fuel use at all speeds, Lexus Hybrid Electrics give you all the power you need, while dramatically reducing CO2 emissions, and helping us all move towards a cleaner future.

  • Reduce Harmful GHG Emissions

    Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics are up to 70% cleaner than gas burning engines and diesels*, all while delivering dynamic handling and exceptional performance.

    * Based on North American sales data and Federal Tier 2 engine emission standards, hybrid electrics create 70% less smog forming emissions and 30% less CO2 compared to similarly equipped conventional and diesel powered vehicles

  • Regenerative Braking

    Collecting otherwise discarded energy and reusing it as driving energy is another way that Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicles get the most of every litre while reducing CO2 emissions - and your carbon footprint - at the same time.

  • Electric Mode Only

    Under certain conditions, Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics and Plug-in Hybrid Electrics are capable of driving using electric power alone. That means less reliance on fuel and fewer emissions in most city driving situations.

  • Battery Recycling

    Lexus is committed to the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle, and have pioneered the recycling of the batteries, motor magnets, and rare earth metals used in our Hybrid Electric technology.

  • Improved Fuel Efficiency

    Depending on the vehicle, the mix of city versus highway speed driving, your driving habits, and how heavily the vehicle is loaded, the ability for a Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicle to operate in electric mode only or in combination with the gas engine can significantly extend the distance between fill-ups, while dramatically reducing emissions versus a gas-only vehicle.

Meet the Lineup

Lexus offers the widest range of luxury Hybrid Electric vehicles of any luxury manufacturer in Canada. From high performance sports cars to high capacity SUVs, choosing one to fit your lifestyle has never been easier.

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RX450h L

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Boldly designed, beautifully equipped - with 3rd row seating for up to six - the RX 450h L delivers 308 Net HP* to get where you need to go.

*Net HP: Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

RX 450h L

RX450h L

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Boldly designed, beautifully equipped - with 3rd row seating for up to six - the RX 450h L delivers 308 Net HP* to get where you need to go.

*Net HP: Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

UX250h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

A free-spirited subcompact crossover crafted expressly for the modern urban explorer and powered by a next generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric system.

UX 250h

UX250h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

A free-spirited subcompact crossover crafted expressly for the modern urban explorer and powered by a next generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric system.

ES300h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Striking style, elegant appointments, and a next generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric system combine to make the ES 300h mid-size sedan as dynamic and responsive as it is provocative and refined.

ES 300h

ES300h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Striking style, elegant appointments, and a next generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric system combine to make the ES 300h mid-size sedan as dynamic and responsive as it is provocative and refined.

LS500h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Generating 354 net HP, LS 500h, our flagship luxury sedan, carries you effortlessly, from 0-100 km in 5.4 seconds - while offering class-leading fuel efficiency and unrivalled handling.

LS 500h

LS500h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Generating 354 net HP, LS 500h, our flagship luxury sedan, carries you effortlessly, from 0-100 km in 5.4 seconds - while offering class-leading fuel efficiency and unrivalled handling.

LC500h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Fueled by the world’s first Self-Charging Multi-Stage Hybrid Electric System, the luxury coupe LC 500h rivals V8 competitors, including the ability to go from 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds.

LC 500h

LC500h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Fueled by the world’s first Self-Charging Multi-Stage Hybrid Electric System, the luxury coupe LC 500h rivals V8 competitors, including the ability to go from 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds.

NX350h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

The boundary breaking NX 350h combines daring design with responsive handling, and exhilarating performance with exceptional fuel-efficiency – and comes loaded with our latest tech, like LSS+ 3.0 and the Lexus Interface.

NX 350h

NX350h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

The boundary breaking NX 350h combines daring design with responsive handling, and exhilarating performance with exceptional fuel-efficiency – and comes loaded with our latest tech, like LSS+ 3.0 and the Lexus Interface.

NX450h+

PLUG IN.
STAND OUT

Plug-In Hybrid

Our first plug-in hybrid electric is also the most powerful and fuel-efficient member of the NX series. Exhilarating performance complemented by the Lexus Driving Signature, and elevated by a wealth of intuitive technologies, and Takumi craftsmanship.

NX 450h+

NX450h+

PLUG IN.
STAND OUT

Plug-In Hybrid

Our first plug-in hybrid electric is also the most powerful and fuel-efficient member of the NX series. Exhilarating performance complemented by the Lexus Driving Signature, and elevated by a wealth of intuitive technologies, and Takumi craftsmanship.

RX450h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

The world’s first luxury self-charging hybrid SUV remains the standard by which all others are judged, with its undeniable style, elegant interior, and exceptional performance.

RX 450h

RX450h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

The world’s first luxury self-charging hybrid SUV remains the standard by which all others are judged, with its undeniable style, elegant interior, and exceptional performance.

RX450h L

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Boldly designed, beautifully equipped - with 3rd row seating for up to six - the RX 450h L delivers 308 Net HP* to get where you need to go.

*Net HP: Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

RX 450h L

RX450h L

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

Boldly designed, beautifully equipped - with 3rd row seating for up to six - the RX 450h L delivers 308 Net HP* to get where you need to go.

*Net HP: Maximum output indicates engine plus HV battery output.

UX250h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

A free-spirited subcompact crossover crafted expressly for the modern urban explorer and powered by a next generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric system.

UX 250h

UX250h

The Right Electric Hybrid for You

Self Charging Hybrid

A free-spirited subcompact crossover crafted expressly for the modern urban explorer and powered by a next generation Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric system.

ELECTRIFYING THE FUTURE

Lexus launched the world’s first premium self-charging hybrid electric SUV in 2005. We’ve been pushing boundaries ever since.

Today

1.9 MILLION ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES

Today, there are multiple Lexus hybrid-electrics to choose from, and 1.9 million Lexus electrified vehicles on the road around the world.

Tomorrow

MORE ELECTRIFIED MODELS

Our electrified lineup will expand with new models and new powertrains. By 2025, we’ll offer electrified versions of all Lexus models.

The Next Chapter

VEHICLE PERFORMANCE

More than expanding our range, our “Lexus Electrified” vision targets a fundamental leap in vehicle performance, handling, control and driver enjoyment.

At Lexus, we’re electrifying the future to supercharge your every journey. Make time to see what’s next.

Introducing the LF-30 Electrified Concept, the very embodiment of Lexus Electrified. Its sweeping exterior is a visual expression of the vehicle’s unique energy flow. Its innovative interior features a cockpit that echoes that of a first-class seat on an airliner, and next generation interfaces including gesture control and AR (Augmented Reality).

Boasting four in-wheel electric motors, steering by wire, and Lexus Advanced Precise electric motor control, LF-30 enables instantaneous adjustments to posture not possible with conventional vehicles, ushering in a new dimension of unmatched driver fulfillment and enjoyment.

500 km
Cruising Distance
3.8 seconds
0-100 km/h
200 km/h
Maximum Speed
Explore the LF-30 Electrified Concept

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

YOUR HYBRID ELECTRIC QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Lexus was the first to pioneer full luxury Hybrid Electrics and we’ve been perfecting our approach ever since. Together, over a million drivers like you have travelled countless kilometers all over the world, powered by our industry leading hybrid electric technology. If you have an additional questions about Lexus Hybrid Electrics, please explore our FAQs or contact your Lexus Dealer.

  • What is a Self-Charging Hybrid Electric?

    A hybrid electric vehicle has two power sources: a gas engine and an electric motor. In a full hybrid electric system – like our Self-Charging Lexus Hybrid Drive ­– both sources can power the car on their own, or they can team up to work together.

    Our Hybrid Electric system monitors your driving conditions and seamlessly controls the flow of power. The result is increased efficiency, lower emissions, and optimised performance. At the same time, a Lexus Hybrid Electric recharges its hybrid battery as it drives. Which means you never need to plug in or wait for a charge.

  • How Do Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics Work?

    Gas engines perform best at constant speeds, while electric motors are great for accelerating and for cruising at low speeds. Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicles harness the benefits of both.

    In a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric, an innovative Power Control Unit continuously monitors driving conditions, and selects the best power source for any given moment -- seamlessly switching between the two, or combining both. The optimum choice is made for you, so you can enjoy enhanced power, swift acceleration and dynamic handling.

    As you travel, any excess energy is routed to the battery for charging. The regenerative braking system also captures energy normally lost in the act of braking, and uses it to help recharge the battery. All of this working together delivers both remarkable fuel efficiency and low emissions. In fact, when you are driving with electric power alone, your car generates almost no emissions whatsoever.

  • Are Hybrid Electric Vehicles Safe?

    At Lexus, your safety and of those around you, is a driving force behind everything we do, and every advancement we make. That’s why Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicles are designed and engineered to the same rigorous standards as our conventional gas models. It’s why the battery pack and any high voltage components are well protected from casual contact.

  • What are the Benefits of a Self-Charging Hybrid Electric Vehicle?

    A hybrid electric vehicle only uses fuel when it really needs to. When you’re travelling at low speeds, your vehicle will seamlessly switch to electric power. This means a hybrid electric car is efficient, economical and has low emissions, even when you’re accelerating. With the ability to use both sources of power – gas engine and electric motor – your vehicle’s overall performance is optimized across all speed ranges.

  • What Advantages do Lexus Hybrid Electrics Have Over Other Hybrid Systems?

    Unlike some other systems, Lexus Hybrid Drive can run purely on electric power at lower speeds. This means exceptionally low emissions, and great efficiency. Competitor systems tend to have much smaller electric motors which only work alongside the gas engine – they can’t power the car alone.

  • Can I Switch Between Power Sources?

    There’s no need. The intelligent Power Control Unit monitors your driving conditions and seamlessly controls the flow of power, to lower emissions and boost performance when you’re on the road. From start up, to acceleration, mid-journey, and deceleration, the optimum choice is made for you.

  • Can I Leave My Lexus Hybrid Electric Vehicle for an Extended Period of Time Without Charging the Battery?

    There’s no need to charge your Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric – it’s always ready to go. As with a conventional vehicle, the battery can go flat if it’s not used for an extended period. But that’s unlikely. And if it does happen, the gas engine will start your car. In addition, the battery is recharged as you drive so that you never need to plug in or wait for a charge.

  • How Far Can a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric Vehicle Travel on Battery Power Alone?

    It depends on the level of battery charge, the driving conditions, and how heavily your car is loaded.

  • Can I Use My Lexus Hybrid Electric Vehicle in Extreme Weather Conditions?

    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.

  • Do I Have to Externally Charge My Lexus Hybrid Electric Car’s Battery?

    Never. Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electric vehicles never need plugging in – they recharge as you drive.

  • Is there a Hybrid Warranty?

    Yes. Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid Electrics are covered by the same comprehensive warranty as our gas powered luxury vehicles plus an 8 year/160,000 km Hybrid Component and 10 year/240,000 km High Voltage Battery warranty.

  • What Happens in the Event of an Emergency of Collision with a Hybrid Electric Vehicle?

    Our focus on safety extends to safety professionals. That’s why we created Emergency Response Guides to assist first responders and help them to act accordingly in the event of an emergency or collision with a Lexus Hybrid Electric vehicle. Search for Emergency Dismantling Guides

  • What is a Plug-In Hybrid Electric?

    A Lexus Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHV) combines the power from a gas engine and powerful motors. It operates much like our conventional hybrid-electric vehicles (HV), using the power sources individually or automatically and seamlessly blending them together to maximize output depending on driving needs and conditions. Because the PHV has a larger battery, you are able to run longer in EV mode alone.

  • Is it Different than Driving a Regular Lexus Hybrid-Electric Vehicle?

    They are very similar. They can both be driven in electric vehicle mode, but the biggest difference is the distances that you can drive using just electric power alone. With the self-charging hybrid, you can only drive a few kilometers at a time on pure electricity before the gasoline engine kicks back in to provide additional power. Whereas the larger battery of the plug-in hybrid allows for a greater range of EV driving, even at highway speeds.

  • How far can I travel on Electric Power alone?

    Lexus NX 450h+ has an estimated Electric Only (EV) mode range of 59 km. Once EV range has been depleted, the vehicle automatically switches from EV mode to Hybrid Electric Vehicle mode (HEV), and operates like a regular hybrid electric.

  • How fast can I travel on Electric Power alone?

    The NX 450h+ can travel up to 134 km/h in Electric Only (EV) mode. When combined with the power of the gas engine, the NX 450h+ can travel from 0-96 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

  • Can I drive a Plug-In Hybrid Electric without gas in the tank?

    You should never drive an NX 450h+ without gasoline in the tank. Under certain conditions, you can drive on electricity alone. However, the vehicle always requires gasoline to operate properly.

  • Does cold weather affect the operation of the High-Capacity Battery?

    No. NX 450h+ has four battery heaters located beneath the high-capacity Lithium-ion battery. These help to warm the battery up before charging, and improve cold weather performance.

  • Do I need to plug in to charge the Battery?

    No. Like Lexus’ self-charging hybrid electrics, NX 450h+ recharges on the go. However, without plugging in to charge the vehicle, you can only restore up to 80 percent of your Electric Only (EV) driving range.

  • What kind of equipment is required to charge the Battery?

    No special equipment is required. The NX 450h+ is equipped with a 6.6 kWh onboard charger. capable of Level 1 (120 volt) or Level 2 (240 volt) charging. Which means you can plug the vehicle into a typical household outlet (120 volt). However, it will charge significantly faster using a Level 2 source, such as a stove or dryer outlet. You can also choose to install a Level 2 charging station to take advantage of the faster charging times.

  • How long does it take to fully charge the Battery?

    NX 450h+ is capable of both Level 1 (120 volt) and Level 2 (240 volt) charging. Using a Level 1 source with a 12 amp charging rate, it will take approximately 12 hours to fully charge the battery.
    Using a Level 2 source set to the maximum rate of 32 amps, the battery can fully recharge in 2.5 hours. At 16 amps, it will take 4.5 hours.

  • Do I need to fully charge the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Battery?

    No. NX 450h+ will run on a partially charged battery that also recharges as you drive. However, by fully charging the battery, you get the most from the system – able to travel at faster speeds, and go longer distances using electric power only.

  • Can I set the charging schedule?

    Yes. You can set a charging schedule to suit your preferences – selecting to have charging completed by a certain departure time or be carried out at the same time on specific days.
    With a charging event scheduled, you can also set the interior to be preconditioned – heated or cooled – to help ensure that the cabin temperature is comfortable when it is time to leave.

  • What are the warranty terms of a Lexus Plug-In Hybrid Electric?

    The hybrid-related components in the NX 450h+, such as the hybrid control module and inverter, are covered by a 96 month / 180,000 km warranty, while the electric motors are covered by the 72 month / 110,000 km powertrain warranty.
    The high-voltage hybrid battery is covered by an impressive 120 month / 240,000 km* warranty, whichever comes first, as is the case for all Lexus time / distance warranties.