Renault's E-Tech hybrid technology combines two electric motors, a dog clutch gearbox and a combustion engine. The E-Tech plug-in hybrid battery offers an increased capacity for daily driving use. - Photo: Renault

Renault's E-Tech hybrid technology combines two electric motors, a dog clutch gearbox and a combustion engine. The E-Tech plug-in hybrid battery offers an increased capacity for daily driving use.

Photo: Renault

After the Clio E-Tech Hybrid, Captur and Megane Estate E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid, Renault is extending its hybrid range with the arrival of three new vehicles equipped with its technology, a press release from the company stated. The introduction of 12V micro-hybridization on Arkana and Captur completes the engine range, offering levels of electrification to meet many needs.

E-TECH Technology

Developed and patented by Renault Engineering, E-Tech Hybrid technology combines two electric motors, a dog clutch gearbox and a combustion engine. For the E-Tech plug-in hybrids, the battery offers an increased capacity to further maximize electric driving on a daily use.

Renault's hybrid technology makes it possible for:

  • Up to 80% of electric driving in the city and up to 40% lower consumption with an e-tech hybrid engine.
  • Up to 65 km driving on full electric in the city and enjoy the pleasure of electric power up to 135 km/h on an e-tech plug-in hybrid engine.

Renault's E-Tech technology offers all the advantages of the electric engine: silent starting and battery regeneration during deceleration and braking for driving pleasure.

New Renault Arkana E-Tech Hybrid

Renault continues to expand its range with the arrival in Europe of a new vehicle concept: the SUV coupé. Renault Arkana offers a high-tech driver's cab and a habitability to accommodate families and large loading volumes.

Renault Arkana offers a new hybrid model with the 140hp E-TECH Hybrid engine and its 1.2kWh (230V) battery. A 12V micro-hybridization solution on the 1.3 TCe 140 and 160 engines completes this offer.

New Renault Captur E-Tech Hybrid

The technological and connected reference for urban SUVs, market leader in its segment in Europe, now offers an E-Tech hybrid engine that complements the E-Tech plug-in hybrid version. This engine's responsiveness is thanks to a 1.2 kWh battery and a combined power of 140 hp. Drivers will enjoy reduced consumption without the need to recharge.

A 12V micro-hybridization solution is also being introduced on the 1.3 Tce petrol engines, offering Captur a complete electrified range in the segment.

Renault Captur now benefits from an R.S. Line version. This version features special badging, redesigned front and rear bumpers, an F1 blade, and exclusive alloy wheels. Inside, it benefits from a black roofline, special upholstery, a steering wheel with red stitching, carbon-style decorations and an aluminum crankset. This finish offers a sporty ambience, regardless of the engine chosen.

New Mégane Hatch E-Tech Plug-In Hybrid

The New Megane benefits from a recent restyling offering a redesigned, more ergonomic and modernized interior, with connectivity, multimedia and driving aids.

After the Estate version, the New Megane hatchback now offers the E-Tech plug-in hubrid engine, combining the advantages and sensations of electric power without compromising range. Developing 160 bhp, this technology has a battery with a capacity of 9.8 kWh (400V) and a range of up to 50 kilometers over a combined cycle (WLTP) and up to 65 kilometers over an urban cycle (WLTP City)*.

These three new models will be marketed in Europe in the first half of 2021.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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