Without ever having to be plugged in, the E-Tech Hybrid technology combines electric know-how with Renault F1’s expertise in energy management.
Help the environment while lowering taxes and saving money. Discover everything you need to know to purchase a hybrid vehicle.
Experience the joy of driving a hybrid
From starting in EV mode, the Clio hybrid will have you falling for its driving pleasure and efficiency. The electric motor and petrol engine combine for improved torque and lower fuel consumption, with the hybrid also having the ability to enter a fully electric driving mode for up to 2 miles.
Reduce your consumption by 40%
Reduce your consumption in the city by up to 40% compared to a fuel-powered vehicle. Through regenerative braking, our E-Tech engine is equipped with electric technology that allows you to maximise your fully electric driving. Braking and decelerating recover energy, so you can enjoy the benefits of driving a hybrid for even longer while minimising your need to fill up at the pumps!
Enjoy hybrid technology on our star models
Discover hybrid without compromises! Our E-Tech engine is available on our iconic models, so you can benefit from optimised electric driving without compromising on the design or power of your favourite models.
WHERE CAN YOU DRIVE AN ELECTRIC CAR?
Can you drive a hybrid in the city?
YES! The city is the perfect terrain for a hybrid vehicle. In fact, the hybrid thrives in city traffic conditions, allowing you to drive electric 80% of the time.
Can you drive long distances with a hybrid car?
YES! Where a fuel-powered vehicle measures its driving range based on a full petrol or diesel tank, a hybrid vehicle can really go the extra distance. Its driving range is ensured both by its petrol engine and by its battery. The battery powers the electric engine and is charged using the kinetic energy stored during braking or deceleration.
Can you drive a hybrid car on the motorway?
YES! It is certainly possible to drive a hybrid car on the motorway.
The automatic switching between the different tractions offers you a driving experience like no other. Take full advantage of the hybrid traction, which provides an extended driving range and more lively pick-up thanks to the balance between the combustion engine and electric motor.
Is your battery running low? No need to panic! The combustion engine will take over from here, so you can continue on your way.
HOW DO THE ELECTRIC ENGINES AND COMBUSTION ENGINE WORK TOGETHER?
Which engine is used to start the vehicle?
Renault hybrid cars start with 100% electric power, which continues during the first few kilometres to offer you a more lively pick-up... The vehicle switches to the combustion engine automatically after a few kilometres, or sooner if needed.
Can I drive in electric mode all of the time?
Under the combined electric and combustion engine types, hybrids can drive in electric mode for 80% of the time. Nevertheless, E-TECH technology captures more energy than most hybrids, so that you can drive electric for as long as possible.
Do the engines run all at the same time?
Hybrid vehicles were developed as electric vehicles that run with combustion assistance. This means they start up and travel the first few kilometres in full electric mode. When the battery lacks enough power, the combustion engine comes to the rescue and offers a fully hybrid traction, both running simultaneously.
IS THERE AN ECONOMIC INCENTIVE TO DRIVING A HYBRID CAR?
All kinds of savings!
In addition to saving money as a result of lower fuel consumption, maintenance costs are also reduced.
The electric engine has fewer parts than the combustion engine and requires less frequent maintenance. For hybrid cars, wear and tear are reduced due to alternating between the combustion and electric engines, resulting in fewer oil changes and less overall maintenance, which means more money in your wallet!
DOES A HYBRID CONSUME LESS THAN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION VEHICLE?
Hybrid: combustion-assisted electric driving
Renault hybrid vehicles have been developed as electric vehicles with combustion assistance.
They offer three types of traction: electric, hybrid and combustion traction. Electric traction uses less fuel, thus reducing your fuel consumption significantly while enabling you to travel longer distances.
Generally speaking, you can expect a 40% reduction in fuel consumption compared to a similar petrol engine.