More vehicles with electric power are hitting the streets every day. With it can come a bit of confusion about how electric vehicles (EVs) operate — and how to drive and care for them. Here’s a look at bothLexus hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles at Lexus of Jacksonville and the ins and outs of owning one.

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

When you drive a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), you can choose to either use your engine or electric motor to power your vehicle — and you can seamlessly switch between the two as you drive. With a plug-in hybrid, you will need to charge your battery, which powers your electric motor, at an outlet occasionally. You can conveniently charge at-home with an at-home charging station or at one of the many public charging stations across America, which helps to make charging as accessible as possible.

  • Lexus NX Plug-in Hybrid — Compact SUV

Hybrid Vehicles

Lexus hybrid vehicles also use both an internal combustion engine and electric motor. When you drive a hybrid vehicle though, you don’t have to plug-in to charge your battery. A hybrid uses regenerative braking to charge their batteries as you drive. This means there is no charging costs involved with driving a hybrid, although you can’t drive on electric power as far as you could with a plug-in hybrid vehicle.

  • Lexus UX Hybrid – Subcompact SUV
  • Lexus NX Hybrid – Compact SUV
  • Lexus RX Hybrid – Midsize SUV
  • Lexus ES Hybrid – Midsize sedan
  • Lexus LS Hybrid – Full-size sedan
  • Lexus LC Hybrid – Two-door coupe

Can’t decide which is for you? We have plenty of plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles to choose from at Lexus of Jacksonville. Visit us and take a test drive today!