Lexus Hybrid Drive for Sale in Edmonton, AB
Lexus Hybrid Drive
Hybrid Drive at Lexus of Edmonton
For years Lexus has been a name synonymous with comfort and luxury. They bring that same well-deserved reputation to their hybrid vehicles which utilize the Lexus Hybrid Drive. Like most hybrid options, the Hybrid Drive offers lower operating costs thanks to excellent fuel economy. Today the staff at Lexus of Edmonton are going to take a couple minutes to examine how exactly a hybrid system works as well as what sets the Lexus Hybrid Drive apart from competitors.
How to Hybrid
In the most basic of terms, a hybrid vehicle is one that is described as having two or more power sources. For the majority of hybrid vehicles this means an electric powered engine and a standard gasoline powered one. But within the hybrid mantle, there can be a variety of different ways that that functions. The Lexus Hybrid Drive is classified as a full hybrid system. This means the gasoline and electric engines operate independently. Either or a combination of both can be used to power the vehicle at any given time as the need arises. The Lexus Hybrid Drive is made up of six main components: the gasoline engine, an electric motor, an electric generator, a battery, a power control unit, and a power split device. Power is moved between the engine, the motor, and the generator via the splitting device. This allows for seamless transition from the gasoline to the electric motors. An onboard system monitors the need for power or acceleration and utilizes the optimal combination of electric or gasoline power or even a combination of the two.
In addition to the transition between gasoline or electric power, the Hybrid Drive system is also incredibly smart when it comes to power conservation and recycling. The system actually utilizes the power created by the gasoline engine to run the generator and charge the battery. This ensures a longer operating distance on battery power. The engine is even smart enough to detect when you are coming to a stop and shut down the engines momentarily to conserve fuel and battery power. The electric motor also is able to operate in reverse whenever you touch the brakes or let off the accelerator. The motor is then functioning as an electric brake of sorts, which generates electricity back into the battery. Normally stop and start driving creates a large amount of wasted heat or noise energy, but in the case of the Lexus Hybrid Drive, all that energy is recycled and used to power the battery.
Best of Both Worlds
Lexus Hybrid Drive vehicles offer consumers the rare opportunity to capture the luxury of a normal Lexus vehicle with the top level of fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility. Every driver is guaranteed a quiet, money saving, comfortable ride every time they start up their Lexus Hybrid Drive.
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