Renault always disliked hybrids and would prefer to release a model of the internal combustion engine, or “clean” electric. But not so long ago, the French changed their point of view, and are willing to put on the market a few gasoline-electric cars. Here, for example, replacing Clio and Captur with hybrid plants. Promise still the same Megane.
Hybrids have shown this week as part of a small showroom in Brussels. Both models have the prefix E-Tech to the title, but have a different power plant. New Clio, which last year debuted with gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, so-called “full hybrid” system, in which Renault has patented as many as 150 different technical solutions.
The technology is based on a 1.6-litre atmospheric motor, a company which is from two electric motors. Moreover, the motors can work simultaneously and independently from each other. Battery hybrid Clio tiny – capacity 1.2 kW·h. But she also weighs very little. Compared to the Clio diesel version of E-Tech weighs only 10 kg more, although it already three engine.
The French claim that in urban conditions the car is in 80% of cases are able to run solely on electric. The average CO2 emissions less than 100 g per kilometer.
As for the Captur E-Tec, here is the same 1.6-liter engine, but more powerful electrical system with a battery of 9.8 kWh With a muffled internal combustion engine, the crossover is capable of driving up to 50 km with a maximum speed of 130 km/h. in hybrid Captur single motor and has a Sport mode.
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