The Renault Mégane E-TECH Plug-in hybrid will initially be available on the Mégane Sport Tourer before the hatchback version.
The E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid technology features the latest four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors and an innovative multi-mode clutch-less gearbox which optimises shifts.
The E-TECH Plug-in engine with its 9.8kWh (400V) battery means that the Mégane can run on full-electric mode for 30 miles in mixed cycle (WLTP) and 40 miles in urban cycle (WLTP City).
In mixed cycle, the New Mégane E-TECH Plug-In emits less than 40g/km of CO2 (WLTP figure pending final approval).
The New Mégane E-TECH Plug-in features specific Multi-Sense settings with three driving modes:
– Pure: available in the on-screen settings or by pushing a special button on the dashboard, it switches to full-electric mode provided there is enough power.
– MySense: it optimises the hybrid mode for lower running costs. Its “E-Save” feature helps to save battery power (at least 40 per cent) so that it can switch to full-electric mode when required for driving in city centres, for example.
– Sport: it allows drivers to take advantage of maximum performance by combining the power of the petrol engine and electric motors.