Renault claims it can spend up to 80% of the time in electric mode on city roads, and is able to travel at up to 38mph without the engine running. Few figures are quoted, however, bar CO2 emissions claimed to be less than 100g/km and a 50-75mph time of 6.9sec.
The Captur E-Tech uses a plug-in hybrid system, mating the same 1.6-litre petrol engine and multi-mode gearbox setup to a larger 9.8kWh battery pack and 400v electrical system. That translates to a claimed all-electric range of 30 miles and a top speed in EV mode of 85mph. New driving modes also feature, including a Sport mode that allows both petrol and electric power to combine if there is enough charge.
In a mixed WLTP cycle, Renault claims the Captur E-Tech Plug-in manages up to 188mpg and emits 34g/km of CO2.
Both models also receive unique badging inside and out, as well as hybrid-specific display menus and graphics. They will be available to order in the UK in the coming weeks.
The Clio and Captur hybrids form a major step in Renault’s wider electrification rollout. It will see eight fully electric models and 12 hybrids or plug-in hybrids launched before 2022.
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