The Renault Clio E-TECH Hybrid & Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid will be on sale in the UK in June. The Renault Mégane E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid will follow.
Renault claims that the Clio E-TECH Hybrid will be in all-electric mode for 80 per cent of the time spent on city roads, representing a consumption saving of up to 40 per cent compared with an internal combustion engine in the urban cycle. In all-electric mode, the Clio E-TECH Hybrid can travel up to 38 mph.
The Clio E-TECH Hybrid will have CO2 emissions less than 100g/km (WLTP values).
The Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid will have an all-electric driving range of 30 miles (WLTP), fuel economy of 188 mpg and CO2 emissions of 34 g/km CO2 (WLTP).
The Renault E-TECH hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains use a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and two electric motors, one of which is HSG type (High-Voltage Starter Generator), and a multi-mode clutch-less gearbox.
By 2022, the Groupe Renault plans to ramp-up its electric range with eight fully electric models and 12 electrified models (hybrid and plug-in hybrids).