What is a Hybrid?

Explore the intelligent innovations that create the perfect balance between efficiency and a rewarding driving experience. From the moment you step in, your Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid is powered up and ready to roll, and will charge itself automatically while driving.

Just step in and go. From the second you take to the driver’s seat, the self-charging battery will be ready, without the need to plug in or charge overnight.

City driving is where fully electric EV mode comes into its own, with zero emissions and no petrol typically used at lower speeds*. With nimble handling at the busiest junctions, it’s perfectly adapted to urban life.

*For the moments when you require an extra burst of power at low speeds, the petrol engine provides support.

With two sources of energy, you have both power and efficiency in a Lexus Hybrid.

Seamlessly combining petrol and electric power, the hybrid system monitors driving conditions to co-ordinate both power sources when required, whether accelerating, in traffic or cruising along faster roads.

In a Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid, energy is carefully conserved.

Every moment you’re driving, your battery is charging. Not just on the move, but when you stop or slow down, our regenerative braking system recovers even more energy.


We're creating a world of no compromises. Mixing exciting thoughts with efficiency, Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid systems will always deliver the performance you need as a smarter alternative to diesel – enveloped in a layer of Takumi crafted premium quality, giving you reassurance to enjoy your drive. Lexus Self-Charging Hybrid: no plugging in, no distractions, no compromise.