Electric Vehicle FAQs

Learn More About EVs and Hybrid Vehicles with Our FAQs

If you're eager to find a luxury car that can help you use less fuel and leave less of a blemish on the environment, you can find a Lexus model here at Lexus of Thousand Oaks to suit your needs. The Lexus lineup is home to a wide range of hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, and the Lexus brand is working towards adding an all-electric model to the lineup. Popular Lexus models like the Lexus UX Hybrid, Lexus NX Hybrid, and Lexus NX Plug-In Hybrid already offer a taste of what the electrified future has to offer drivers around Malibu and Los Angeles. Learn more about EVs and hybrid models when you explore our EV and hybrid FAQs.

How far can an electric vehicle go on a full charge?

EV range depends on your vehicle and its equipment. On average, an electric vehicle has a range of about 200 miles, which is perfect for commutes around Calabasas and even weekend getaways. EVs offer more range and are easier to charge on the go, thanks to strides in EV development and growing popularity.

Can I charge my EV at home?

Yes. Charging your EV is as easy as plugging it into an outlet and letting it charge overnight. You can also have an at-home charger installed by an electrician if you want a way to charge your vehicle faster. Keeping your car's battery at full strength from the convenience of home is easier than ever.

How do I charge my EV on the go?

There are thousands of charging stations across the nation, making it easier for drivers to make longer trips without having to worry about how to keep their vehicles charged. Public charging stations can recharge your car's battery quickly so that you can get back to your journey, even when you're far from home.

How much does it cost per month on average to power an EV?

The average cost to keep your car charged per month is generally less expensive than filling up the gas tank. EV drivers can typically expect to pay between $25 and $33 a month to charge an electric vehicle, which is usually less than what most drivers pay per month for gas.

Does it cost less to maintain an EV?

Typically, yes, it costs less to maintain an EV than it does to maintain a gas-powered vehicle. This is because EVs have fewer moving parts thanks to the lack of an internal combustion engine. Since you don't need to schedule services like oil changes, you can save on auto maintenance. Of course, your EV still requires regular maintenance items like tire rotations, but you'll ultimately deal with less auto maintenance overall.

What is the average lifetime of an EV battery?

The lifetime of an EV battery is currently predicted to be around ten to 20 years. As time passes and we gather more evidence, we'll know more about how long an EV battery typically lasts.

How do EVs differ from plug-in hybrid models?

The key difference between EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles is that EVs are fully electric, while plug-in hybrid vehicles still use gasoline. A plug-in hybrid relies solely on electricity for a time, and it needs to be plugged in to recharge like an EV, but a gas engine still plays a part in plug-in hybrid design.

What is the difference between a hybrid model and a plug-in hybrid model?

Plug-in hybrid vehicles have larger, more powerful batteries that allow them to run on electricity alone. The more powerful battery requires plugging your car into an outlet to recharge it. Hybrid vehicles use technologies like regenerative braking to recharge the battery. They do not need to be plugged in, but they also cannot operate solely on electricity.

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