What is it like to drive a hybrid car?

E-TECH technology offers a number of advantages based on our electric expertise. Find everything you need to know about driving a hybrid vehicle.

Is a hybrid car more fun to drive?

Hybrid electric driving

The smooth electric ride

With a fully electric start-up and energy recovery optimisation technology, Renault hybrid vehicles have been developed to drive as far as possible in electric mode and to create quieter journeys.

E-TECH technology adds some kick to your accelerations and makes maneuvering a breeze, for optimum comfort and handling.

They are also equipped with an automatic gearbox that controls the gears as well as the alternation between traction modes so that you can focus on the road ahead!

Can you choose when you want to drive in electric or petrol mode with a hybrid car?

Smart switchover

The switch allows the driver to go from hybrid to electric mode when the battery is sufficiently charged.

The automatic gearbox in hybrid vehicles not only shifts gears but also switches from hybrid to electric mode based on two criteria: pressing down on the accelerator and the battery’s charge level.

The car starts up in electric mode automatically and stays in this mode up until a speed between 43 mph and 80 mph. If additional power is needed, or if the battery’s charge is too low, then the car will activate the combustion engine.

Hybrid electric switchover

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.

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