Lexus hybrid cars are the result of more than a ten years of strenuous scientific efforts and technical adaptations that finally proved worth making. The breakthrough Lexus hybrid models include the GS 450h saloon performance, the RX 400h SUV and the LS 600h saloon luxury flagship; all the three designs are a major signal to the consumer market that low emissions, ride efficiency, high power and fuel advantages are possible in our century. The luxury Lexus hybrid is the first kind of car in its class and it also sets the record as the very first rear wheel drive hybrid automobile. Such a vehicle means less stress on the environment, but even more rewards for the driver.
Though the engine be a 6.0-liter model, Lexus hybrid cars are remarkable by the very low emission range. Besides the green advantages that are the main outcome and goal achievement of hybrid and electrical cars in general, Lexus hybrid models also provide an immense level of comfort that is only specific to luxury cars such as the reclining ottoman or the Shiatsu massage system. The fuel-powered engine is complemented by a very complex electric engine that ensures the functioning of the car from standstill to instant movement. The power button in a Lexus hybrid will only activate the electric power, and though you’ll be touching the acceleration, there are no gas emissions whatsoever.
The main achievement in the design of the Lexus hybrid cars is that the two power sources, electrical and fuel-based are able to work as one single system. This is reflected in the way the electronically controlled continuously variable transmission works making smooth acceleration possible without the inconvenience of changing gears several times. This kind of transmission device has a major impact in the saving energy properties specific to Lexus hybrid vehicles. Furthermore, the noise level becomes minimal, you’ll be driving a silent car that doesn’t bother either the car occupants or the neighbors.
What is the life extent of the electrical battery? This is the main concern for anyone purchasing a Lexus hybrid. The manufacturer claims that the battery is designed for long life usage: it is a 288V Nickel Metal-Hydride device that is located in the rear part of the car so as to ensure a good weight distribution in the economy of the vehicle. Last but not least, Lexus hybrid vehicles are silent and energy saving from acceleration to deceleration. When slowing down or you press the break pedal, the engine becomes a generator. The kinetic force that is reduced and lost is captured and turned into electrical energy that is sent back to the battery recharging it.