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Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

While not as efficient as a plug-in hybrid, the Arkana can still return decent fuel economy when you’re relying more on the electric motors than the petrol engine

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

MPG & CO2 emissions rating

3.5 out of 5

Fuel economyCO2 emissions
56mpg109g/km

Unlike the smaller Renault Captur, the Arkana is not available as a plug-in hybrid – you can only get it in mild-hybrid and full-hybrid forms. The latter is the version we’re focused on; it can cover short distances on electric power alone, which you’ll find happening most often around town.

Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

According to Renault, the full-hybrid version of the Arkana produces 109g/km of CO2 and is capable of returning up to 56mpg. While we can’t comment on the emissions, after our test drive covering dual-carriageways, B-roads and driving around town, the Renault was indicating 42mpg.

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While that figure is reasonably good, the larger Toyota RAV4 returned similar miles-per-gallon when we tested it and the Toyota C-HR – a more direct rival – was able to achieve over 50mpg during our time with it. However, if you spend more time pottering around town or doing a local school run, you’re likely to find yourself relying mostly on the electric motor, which may lead to a significant improvement in the car’s economy figure.

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Welcome one and all, I’m Ellis the news reporter on Auto Express, the brand’s former online reviews editor and contributor to DrivingElectric. I’m proud to say I cut my teeth reporting and reviewing all things EV as the content editor on DrivingElectric. I joined the team while completing my master’s degree in automotive journalism at Coventry University and since then I’ve driven just about every electric car and hybrid I could get my hands on.

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