Lexus CT 200h is a Smart Hybrid

Posted on 13. Mar, 2012 by in News

The new Lexus CT 200h is a fun to drive hybrid vehicle to say the least. It is powered by an alternate version of Toyota’s own Hybrid Synergy Drive, which is a combination of a 1.8liter 4-cylinder power plant and an electric motor.

The mechanical engine alone churns out 98hp and along with the electric power it develops 134hp. There also is a dedicated electric motor/generator that efficiently charges the batteries and starts up the gas power plant as and when needed.

2012 lexus ct 200h

The entire hybrid system is a typical arrangement that comprises of nickel-metal hydride battery placed below the rear seat, which is recharged by nothing else but the regenerative braking system and the usual gas engine is designed to shut off as and when the vehicle either coasts or stops.

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