Whatever the journey, a plug-in hybrid offers you the best of both worlds between petrol engine and electric motor. Discover how it could be the ideal choice for your next car.
The most obvious cost saving from a Lexus PHEV comes from using electricity rather than petrol to for shorter journeys in EV mode (up to 74 km and 97 km in the city). These savings are further amplified by recharging your battery when electricity prices are lower, such as during the night. In many countries across Europe, PHEVs also attract subsidies and incentives meaning you may well pay less tax on your car and could benefit from free parking.
In London, for example, plug-in hybrids are exempt from the congestion charge. Fun to drive yet kind on your budget, the costs of running a plug-in hybrid are lower than those that of a conventional petrol car. With fewer parts to maintain, less brake wear thanks to regenerative braking, and reduced tyre wear due to the smooth linear acceleration, you will also save on servicing.
Lexus Plug-in Hybrids conveniently charge themselves while you drive . On braking, or when you take your foot off the accelerator, regenerative braking harnesses your car’s kinetic energy (wasted in conventional cars). All Lexus Self-Charging Hybrids and Lexus Plug-in Hybrids convert this into electrical energy for storage in the battery, together with power generated whilst driving at higher speeds. It means you can reduce fuel consumption and achieve more with electric power.