Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV Review

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Price: £30,495 - £30,995


Renault’s best seller goes plug-in with a clever hybrid powertrain. It works well if you don’t want to go full electric, but is pricey. 

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6/10

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  • Battery size: 9.8 kWh
  • Company car tax: 11%
  • Emissions: 34 g/km
  • Range: 30 miles
  • Fuel economy: 190 MPG
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Driven and reviewed by Electrifying.com・ Published: 2/09/2020・Updated: 14/09/2022

Ginny Says

“Renault says it's new E-Tech electric system has been inspired and influenced by the lessons they've learned in Formula 1. It seems to be more about efficiency than performance though, which might be no bad thing on a car like this. The bigger Megane seems to make better use of the E-Tech though, as it gets even more out of a charge. It's better to drive too.”

Nicki Says

“I've always liked the way the Captur seems to mix the best bits of a small SUV with the practicality of a mini MPV. They've always seemed decent value too, once you see the finance deals on offer. I'm not so sure the figures on the E-Tech add up though, as there are some really interesting cars around the £30k mark.”

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Got questions? We've put together the most frequently-asked topics below. If there's something we haven't answered here or in the review then let us know on our contact page

Is the Captur a plug-in hybrid or pure electric?

It’s a PHEV. Unlike the smaller Clio and Zoe, the Captur has a small battery and can be plugged in to give around 30 miles of electric-only driving.

Is the Captur PHEV a good company car?

The low benefit-in-kind tax rate of just 10% compared to 26-30% for the petrol and diesel models means savings of thousands every year for business drivers. Consider a pure EV too though if you can – they have 0% BIK this year. 

Is the Captur E-Tech worth the extra money?

The extra cost will be worth spending if you are going to reap the rewards of plugging the car in and saving on fuel. We haven’t yet seen what the finance deals will be like yet though, so you’ll need to do some careful sums to see if the PHEV is worth the extra for you as a private motorist. 

Is the luggage space smaller in the Captur PHEV?

Yes, slightly. The PHEV powertrain does nick a bit of the luggage room, as a petrol Captur has 429 litres compared to the E-Tech’s 379.

Is the Captur PHEV powertrain the same as the Clio and Megane? 

It’s exactly the same as the Megane, and very similar to the Clio. The smaller car has a tiny battery and no plug-in option though – it is just a hybrid. 

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