The benefits of electric and hybrid driving

Going electric doesn’t only provide benefits to the environment. Alongside helping to reduce air and noise pollution, electric and hybrid vehicles also offer lower running costs and reduced maintenance costs, thanks to fewer moving parts under the bonnet. An additional advantage is the instant torque that’s produced by the electric motor, which makes acceleration swifter. Never before has such as smooth, quiet drive been so accessible.

Economy, Charging & Batteries

Our Lexus models offer a range of options for those looking to go electric. With one of the largest line-ups of hybrid vehicle available, Lexus is a frontrunner in self-charging cars, offering SUVs such as the UX and NX, saloons like the ES and LS, and even the LC sports car in hybrid form. These models are charged by the engine, so there’s no need to plug in.

The all-electric UX 300e can be charged at any public charge point, or with a home wall box. Up to 196 miles of driving range is available, and the model charges in just over eight hours with a 6.6kW wall box, or from 0-80% in just 53 minutes using a rapid DC point.

The NX plug-in hybrid (PHEV) offers a zero-emissions range of up to 40 miles, and can be charged in under three hours using a home wall box.



If you’re exploring electrified motoring for the first time, it’s natural to have some questions. Here, we’ve answered a few of the most common queries, but feel free to contact us for more information.

What is the best hybrid car?


The Lexus hybrid range is varied and impressive, so choosing the best option depends on your needs. Chat to a member of our team for help selecting the best Lexus hybrid for you.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?


The Lexus NX PHEV charges in approximately 2 hours 45 minutes using a home wall box. The all-electric UX 300e charges in just over eight hours using a wall box.

How does an electric car work?


Electric cars have no combustion engine, instead being powered by a rechargeable battery pack, and electric motor. This then turns the wheels.

Are electric cars automatic?


Lexus hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are automatic, while the all-electric cars are very much like automatic vehicles. Electric cars have a single gear, meaning there’s no need to change up or down as you drive.

How far can an electric car go?


The Lexus UX 300e can travel up to 196 miles on a single charge, with the All-New All-Electric Lexus RZ having a range of up to 251 - 27 miles.