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Live Forward with Plug-In Hybrid

Introducing the future: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV).

Lexus PHEV technology combines Lexus Hybrid performance with Electric Vehicle (EV) capability to give you outstanding range and efficiency in both EV and Hybrid modes.

The result? High performance that will take you further. Less tailpipe emissions with the convenience, and confidence of control, whatever the condition.

Welcome to your next drive, the Lexus PHEV.

Man charges Lexus NX

Overseas model shown.¹

The Benefits of Plug-in hybrid

lower emissions


With a superior all-electric driving range, PHEV use the electric motor for a larger portion of the journey than a regular Hybrid does, reducing reliance on petrol.

lower emissions


When the electric battery is running low, the vehicle switches to its Hybrid drive mode. The petrol engine is then assisted by the electric motor to power the vehicle and maintain the battery's charge level.

lower emissions


Combining 15 years of pioneering Hybrid research and a default electric (EV) driving mode, has resulted in Plug-In Hybrids which can emit zero tailpipe CO₂ emissions when driving at low speeds.3

lower emissions


Plug-In Hybrids deliver exceptional responsiveness. Equipped with Lexus Safety System+4, our electrified vehicles are designed to give you greater control and peace of mind.

How Plug-in hybrid works

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) offer the advantage of using both an electric motor and a petrol engine. The electric battery can be recharged through the vehicle's system or by plugging into an external electricity supply. This can be at home or at a public charging station via AC charging.

Driving modes
Lexus PHEV default mode is EV driving, harnessing purely all-electric power. The Lexus Hybrid technology then helps to recharge the battery as you drive. There is also a Battery Charging Mode, which uses the petrol engine to recharge the battery.  

For the Lexus PHEV driver, this spells fuel economy, superior driving range and reduced tailpipe carbon emissions.

Your PHEV Questions answered

How do I charge my Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle?

Lexus PHEV have Alternating Current (AC) charging capability so you can charge by attaching a cable to the vehicle and a 240V power source. This might be at home or at a public charging station. Lexus Encore Platinum5 members receive a professionally installed Lexus wallbox home charger and two complimentary charging cables for AC charging.6 When your electric battery runs out of charge, the vehicle becomes an efficient hybrid electric vehicle, with the petrol engine and electric motor working together to maintain the battery charge level. The hybrid battery charging mode can also be used to recharge the battery with the petrol engine.

Find your nearest public Chargefox charging station. 

How long does it take to charge a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle?

Charging times vary depending on the type of plug, the vehicle type and the amount of charge left in the battery. On average, charging the NX 450h+ on a completely empty battery will take 7.5 hours on an AC charger (Type 2) and 2.5 hours with a maximum charging current 32A (found in public charging outlets).7 Costs vary accordingly, depending on your electricity provider or choice of charging network.

How far can you travel on one charge?

The typical distance that a PHEV can travel with one charge varies depending on the conditions such as high speed travel on a highway or stop-start traffic. For example, the NX 450h+ has an electric range of 87km2. Once the electric battery is depleted, the petrol engine is then assisted by the electric motors to power the vehicle and maintain the battery's charge level. You can keep driving until you need to fill up with fuel, or plug in to an AC charger for electric battery charge.

Charging NX in a field

NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid medium suv

Lexus NX 450h+ is the first Lexus Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).

It delivers a class-leading all-electric driving range, low fuel consumption and exhilarating performance. With breathtaking new styling and reimagined technology the Lexus NX 450h+ is the next generation of luxury medium SUV. 

charging UX 300e plug
Charging Your Lexus

Pre-production model shown. Final range and specifications may differ from those depicted.

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Overseas model shown. Australian specifications & features may differ.

blue BEV sits parked on the street.

Pre-production model shown. Final range and specifications may differ from those depicted.

01.Australian specifications & features may differ. See your Lexus dealer for details.
02.Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Distance is approximate and may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Based on New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
03.Emissions vary depending on fuel type, drive train driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.
04.Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
05.Encore and Encore Platinum Benefits apply on selected new and demonstrator vehicles for a 3 year period, extended for a further 2 years limited services for UX Battery Electric Vehicle, from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership. Inclusions may change without notice. Subject to availability. For full T&Cs and see your Lexus Dealer or
06.Complimentary ABB Single Phase 7kW AC wall charger supplied and installed by JET Charge Pty Ltd (JET Charge). Eligibility determined at Lexus and JET Charge's discretion. Vehicle owner must obtain appropriate site permissions and access prior to installation. Electricity consumption charges are owner's responsibility. Refer to operating instructions for usage guidance. Upgrades and equipment add-ons at additional cost. Rainchecks not available. Cannot be redeemed for monetary value. See for T&Cs and for details.
07.Actual charging duration varies depending on charging conditions and method used. Frequent use of DC Fast Charging can impact battery performance & durability. Lexus recommends minimising DC Fast Charging usage. Refer to Owner’s manual and for guidance.


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