In October, we invited Estonian car journalists over to Proto Invention Factory and introduced Renault’s new E-Tech hybrid technology. Clio hybrid and Captur and Mégane Grandtour plug-in hybrids were parked in front of the house.
The Clio E-Tech hybrid is able to drive in the city up to 80% of the time on electric power alone, saving up to 40% of fuel in city compared to a petrol engine. The Captur E-Tech and Mégane E-Tech plug-in hybrids can run 100% electric at a speed up to 135 km / h. This allows for an electric range of 50 km on a combined cycle (WLTP) and up to 65 km on a city cycle(WLTP City).
The innovative hybrid technology began with the development of the Renault Formula 1 car, and the first prototype of the engine was built from Legos.