Added: 09 January 2020
Following the 2019 presentation of the New Clio and New Captur, Renault world première the new hybrid and rechargeable hybrid variants of its two best-sellers – New Clio E-TECH 140hp and New Captur E-TECH Plug-in 160 hp – during the 2020 Brussels Motor Show.
Groupe Renault ramps-up its electric vehicle strategy with innovative hybrid technology applied to two flagship models in its range: ‘full hybrid’ with the New Clio E-TECH, ‘full plug-in hybrid’ with the New Captur E-TECH Plug-in.
This hybrid offer for all allows more people to experience the joys of driving an electric vehicle, while limiting CO2 emissions and stemming fuel use, even for long trips.
Groupe Renault is a pioneer and expert in electric mobility – the cornerstone of the Group’s current and future commitment to sustainable mobility for all. For more than 10 years, the Group has garnered expertise in electric vehicles that translates into more dynamic and efficient hybrid motors.
Renault engineers have devised an innovative solution for a hybrid range that is relevant, original, and exclusive – with more than 150 patents – and based on a hybrid “series-parallel” architecture to ensure the largest range of combinations and the best CO2 gains when on the road.
The hybrid car range also taps into the extensive knowledge base of the Renault F1 Team. Production model hybrids share and benefit from technology originally developed for F1 racing.
Plug-in (‘rechargeable’) hybrid vehicles are fitted with a battery that optimize electric driving thanks to its ability to be recharged by electrical connection. The battery lasts longer than in hybrid vehicles where the battery recharges only while the car is being driven.