Lexus Electric

Reasons to drive electric

There are many advantages to driving a fully electric car. Let’s look at some examples…

Enhanced space - The vast majority of electric vehicles (EVs) don’t have a bulky transmission tunnel, unlike most conventional cars, which means there’s even more space for passengers.
Maintenance costs - are also lower over an EV’s lifetime because an electric powertrain contains fewer moving parts. Furthermore, EVs don’t suffer from as much wear and tear as conventional cars, particularly where brake pads are concerned. Also, EVs don’t require oil.
Travel far and wide while producing zero emissions - All-electric vehicles such as the all-new Lexus RZ 450e and UX 300e produce no harmful emissions whatsoever, which means they’re exceptionally eco-friendly.
Choosing the Vehicle to Suit You. Your Vehicles. Your Way. Anywhere. Not ready to go 100% electric? Lexus has a wide range of plug-in hybrid and hybrid models, each offering an electrified alternative.

Types of electric/hybrid vehicles explained

An electrified Lexus delivers the same high quality you’ve come to expect from the brand while offering enhanced efficiency.

    Electric EVs are equipped with an electric motor and a high-capacity battery, the latter providing the former with power. EVs are extremely efficient and produce no CO2 or NOx emissions whatsoever, and while they require manual charging, this can easily be achieved at home, at work or on the road.
    Plug-in hybrid PHEVs feature a combustion engine and an electric motor, the latter of which is energised by an on-board battery, which requires manual charging. PHEVs are more efficient than their conventional and hybrid equivalents – and they produce fewer emissions.
    Hybrid Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) rely mainly on their combustion engine, which is boosted by an electric motor that delivers instant torque, among other things. HEVs are self-charging, a process which occurs via regenerative braking.


    If you have any electric-related queries, please study our frequently asked questions below, and if you have a specific enquiry, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly, knowledgeable Lexus Liverpool team.

    Are all electric cars automatic?


    The majority of electric cars are automatic, yes.

    What is a hybrid car?


    ​It’s propelled by a combustion engine which is supported by an electric motor, which is powered by a self-charging battery.

    What is a plug-in hybrid?


    While similar in set-up to a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid is capable of all-electric motoring, as much as 45 miles in the NX 450h’s case. Plug-in hybrids are very efficient, produce low emissions and require manual charging, which can be done at home, at work and out and about.

    How long does it take to charge an electric car?


    With the all-electric UX variant, it takes about 36 minutes to achieve a 20% to 80% charge when using a rapid-charging (50kW) public access point.

    Should I buy an electrified car?


    An electrified Lexus is as efficient as it is powerful, and it produces low emissions – or zero emissions in the case of 100% electric models. If you’d like to know more, please contact the Lexus Liverpool team for impartial advice.

    How does an electric car work?


    Electric cars such as the all-new RZ 450e are powered by an electric motor which is energised by a high-capacity battery. The latter requires manual charging, which is easily achievable at home, at work or at one of thousands of UK-wide public access points. Electric cars are not only very affordable to run, they produce no harmful emissions whatsoever.

    How does a hybrid car work?


    Think of a hybrid car as an enhanced form of conventional car; while it runs on fuel, the presence of an electric motor ensures instant torque high-speed power boosts. The motor derives its energy from a self-charging battery.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    Most definitely. The Lexus UX 300e and the all-new RZ 450e produce zero CO2 and NOx emissions.