Renault Captur E-TECH plug-in hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging
Low CO2 emissions, great fuel economy and a decent electric range make the Captur plug-in hybrid a strong choice
|Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Electric range||Wallbox charge time|
|178-188mpg||34-36g/km||29-32 miles||3hrs (0-100%, 3.7kW)|
As one of the smallest – and therefore lightest – plug-in hybrid cars around, it's not much of a surprise that the Captur E-TECH boasts impressive fuel-economy and CO2 emissions figures. As is always the case with plug-in hybrids, getting close to these claimed figures requires starting off with a fully charged battery.
On paper, the E-TECH is the most efficient car in the Captur range – but it does cost more to buy and insure than the petrol or diesel variants, so real-world savings will depend heavily on how much time you spend using pure-electric power, as well as your total mileage. It's worth doing the sums to figure this out. It's a no-brainer for company-car users, however.
Renault Captur E-TECH plug-in hybrid range, MPG & CO2 emissions
The Captur E-TECH returns a claimed 177 to 188mpg and emits between 34 and 36g/km of CO2 depending on trim level – impressive numbers that may not be entirely achievable in normal everyday driving. However, keep the battery topped up and drive carefully and you should get somewhere close.
A plug-in hybrid makes most sense if you regularly undertake shorter trips, and with its 32-mile range the Captur is on the more usable end of the spectrum. Keep up with charging and you could feasibly not use a drop of fuel if your daily mileage is low.
Renault supplies the Captur plug-in hybrid with a three-pin cable as standard that lets you charge from a normal domestic socket in four hours and 15 minutes. A Type 2 cable is also provided, plus a BP Pulse 7kW wallbox; the Captur's maximum charging speed is 3.7kW, however, so charging time is only cut to three hours.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Renault Captur E-TECH is a small plug-in hybrid SUV that promises a 32-mile electric range – but does it do enough to stand out in an increasingly crowded class?
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & charging - currently readingLow CO2 emissions, great fuel economy and a decent electric range make the Captur plug-in hybrid a strong choice
- 3Running costs & insuranceExpensive to buy compared to other Captur models, the E-TECH plug-in hybrid makes most sense for company-car users
- 4Performance, top speed & engineIt's a great car to drive in pure-electric mode, but the Captur E-TECH's plug-in hybrid system lacks a bit of polish
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe latest Captur features another great interior from Renault, complete with lots of standard equipment
- 6Boot space & seatingThe Captur plug-in's small boot will be a sticking point for many, but sliding rear seats are a clever touch
- 7Reliability & safety ratingStrong safety is a given with modern Renault cars and reliability can only improve with this latest Captur