Renault Captur E-Tech Plug-in hybrid announced

A plug-in hybrid version of the new Renault Captur SUV will be available when the car goes on sale next year

Details of the all-new Renault Captur plug-in hybrid have been released, with the company confirming a pure-electric range of up to 28 miles.

Due to go on sale in early 2020, the Captur E-Tech Plug-in will use a 1.6-litre petrol engine and two electric motors, complete with a 9.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Captur E-TECH Plug-in (Image: Renault)
Captur E-TECH Plug-in (Image: Renault)

It will be capable of doing 83mph in pure-electric mode, and also features advanced brake regeneration that the company says “always retains enough charge to move away and run at low speeds in electric mode”.

The Captur will also have a single-pedal driving mode – similar to the Nissan Leaf’s e-Pedal system – for low-speed traffic, which is designed to maximise efficiency and ease of driving.

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