The Leader in Luxury Hybrid Vehicles - Lexus
Lexus was one of the first luxury automotive brands to introduce hybrids to its lineup.
A hybrid system works with two power sources: a gasoline engine and an electric motor. These two motors switch to one another depending on the speed of the vehicle and the pressure on the throttle. A hybrid starts off with the electric motor until it gets up to speed, then the gasoline engine kicks in. This cuts down emissions at idle and at lower speeds. The electric motor is fed from a battery pack, which can regain energy from braking. When the brake pedal is depressed, the battery gets recharged. No need to plug the vehicle in for recharging, since the power from the brakes takes care it.