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How Does a Hybrid Car Work?

When looking to upgrade your commute with a luxury Lexus vehicle, why not do your part to help create a greener planet at the same time? By driving a hybrid vehicle, your car will produce fewer emissions as you travel in and around Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack, NH.

Still, you might be wondering, how does a hybrid car work? To help you find out, we at Ira Lexus of Manchester have created this quick guide about hybrid cars. Keep reading to learn more or skip ahead to begin browsing our inventory of Lexus hybrid models.

Lexus ES in redWhat Is a Hybrid Car?

A hybrid car is combination of conventional, gas-powered cars and electric cars. That means, you’ll have two energy sources fueling your travels. Why is this beneficial? There are a few reasons:

  • Increased fuel efficiency
  • Reduced tailpipe emissions
  • Ability to choose your energy source

When you drive a hybrid car, you can travel farther distances without having to increase the time spent at the pump. Take the Lexus UX, for example.

This SUV has a standard EPA-estimated 29 city/37 highway MPG. While this fuel economy is impressive, with the Lexus UX 250h—the optional hybrid trim level—your efficiency is increased to an EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway MPG.


Lexus UXHow Does a Hybrid Car Work?

Since hybrid cars are a combination of conventional and electric cars, your Lexus hybrid is equipped with all the same features. It still has an engine, a transmission, a fuel tank, and more. Additionally, your hybrid will also have a battery pack and an electric motor.

Hybrid cars capture the electric energy through regenerative braking. Here’s how it works:

  • Captures the energy otherwise lost when you brake
  • Stores that energy in the battery pack
  • Uses the stored energy to power your commute

One benefit to driving a hybrid is that, as with the Lexus NX, these vehicles typically come with an EV drive mode. When selected, this drive mode allows you to travel short distances using just the stored electrical energy. So, if you’re running errands around town, flip on EV mode to minimize tailpipe emissions and get the most out of your hybrid’s fuel efficiency.

Lexus USLexus Hybrid Models

Since no two drivers have the same needs, Lexus offers a variety of hybrid models. That way, you’re sure to find the model that’s right for you.

Lexus Hybrid SUVs Lexus Hybrid Sedans Lexus Hybrid Coupes
·         Lexus NX

·         Lexus RX

·         Lexus UX

·         Lexus ES

·         Lexus LS

·         Lexus LC


Explore all these hybrid models by visiting our dealership and taking each for a spin.

Which Lexus Hybrid Will You Choose?

When your Bedford, Manchester, or Merrimack, New Hampshire, travels require an upgrade, treat yourself by getting behind the wheel of one of the six luxury Lexus hybrid models. Doing so, you’ll reap the benefits of driving a premium vehicle while also helping create a greener planet.

Which Lexus hybrid will you choose? Contact or visit us at Ira Lexus of Manchester today to find out!

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