Renault Introduces All-New Captur. PHEV Version Coming In 202007/03/2019
Renault is expanding its plug-in offer from solely all-electric to plug-in hybrids.
After more than 1.2 million unit sales since 2013, Renault is introducing next-generation Captur, which this time will be available in a plug-in hybrid version (as previously hinted).
The new Captur is based on the new CMF-B platform, which in E-Tech Plug-In Hybrid version accommodates a 9.8 kWh battery. The all-electric range of the Captur E-Tech will be 45 km (28 miles).
Sales of the first Renault PHEV will start in 2020. It’s expected that another PHEV could be Megane.
HYBRID ENGINE – E-TECH plug-in
Renault has always been a technology pioneer and the All-New Captur continues that tradition as in 2020 it will become the first model in its class to be offered with a plug-in hybrid engine. Called E-TECH Plug-in it has been designed to appeal to customers where the All-New Captur will be the household’s only vehicle, delivering the longest driving range in electric mode and the best all-round performance for a plug-in hybrid model. In total, Renault has registered over 150 patents for the E-TECH Plug-in engine fitted to the All-New Captur, demonstrating its cutting-edge credentials.
Capable of driving up to 28 miles (45 kilometres) at speeds of up to 83 mph (135 km/h) in pure electric mode, the All-New Captur demonstrates impressive versatility. Owners can use the car for daily trips without consuming any petrol, while longer weekend and holiday journeys can be undertaken without any range anxiety. What’s more, thanks to its specially designed system and continuous energy regeneration capability of its two electric motors, the All-New Captur always retains enough charge in its 9.8kWh battery to move away and run at low speeds in electric mode, helping to reduce fuel consumption.
The system is similar to that fitted to the New Clio E-TECH, meaning it features a braking system taken directly from the electric vehicle class. This means it allows a maximum of energy to be recovered and returned for rapid self-recharging of the battery, while the strong regenerative braking effect allows a one pedal driving technique, further boosting efficiency.
The electric part of the drivetrain is linked to a new 1.6-litre petrol engine, which has been reworked especially for this application and is equipped with a particle filter to reduce harmful emissions. It also features an innovative multimode continuously variable gearbox for smooth and seamless operation.
As for charging, the All-New Captur gets Mode 2-compatible charging plug for domestic sockets and a Mode 3 plug for charging stations.
Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in specs:
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