Car review: No sweet spot between cost and efficiency for Lexus' NX450h+ PHEV

The new Lexus 450h+ is the latest plug-in hybrid to reach Singapore's shores. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - Greenpeace calls them wolves in sheep's clothing. Europe's Transport & Environment campaign group says they pollute three times more than they claim. In Singapore, they may turn out to be another compressed natural gas (CNG) fiasco.

We are talking about plug-in hybrids - hybrid cars which can be charged via an external electrical source. When charged this way, they have an all-electric range of between 30km and 100km.

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