As another momentous year for electrified motoring draws to a close, DrivingElectric are celebrating the very best electric and hybrids on sale today.
The 2023 DrivingElectric Awards is the biggest yet, celebrating the most efficient cars money can buy and sees Renault pick up some very prestigious recognition.
Praised for setting a new class benchmark for in-car connectivity and usability, the 100% electric Renault Megane E-Tech has the best in-car technology in its class. Little surprise then, it has been recognised as winner of the ‘Technology Award’ at the DrivingElectric Awards 2023.
DrivingElectric go on to say: “The Renault Megane E-Tech’s infotainment system is one of the best we have ever tested. Its Google software is intuitive, slick and easy to navigate because everything is laid out like a smartphone. Both the nine-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital driver’s display that come as standard are responsive and sharp, with additional Google services built-in to select versions, too”.
Guillaume Sicard, Country Head UK and Managing Director Renault Brand UK, said: “The all-new Megane E-Tech 100% Electric demonstrates all that Renault has learnt in over a decade of manufacturing class-leading electric vehicles. This latest award recognises how its technology reaches far beyond its advanced drivetrain, providing customers with the essential convenience and connectivity that is not only designed to meet their needs today bit also in the future.”
The all-new Renault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric is the first of a new generation of electric vehicles built on the advanced CMF – EV platform, styled with the brand’s ‘sensual tech’ design language and the first model to wear the new ‘Nouvel’R’ logo. It also features up to 22 advances driving assistance systems.
Meanwhile, the Renault Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid wins ‘Best Small Hybrid Car’ at DrivingElectric Awards 2023 for the second consecutive year. Praised for being smooth, comfortable and efficient, the Renault Captur E-Tech offers the best of both worlds, combining the benefits of an advanced electric powertrain with the ability to effortlessly handle much longer journeys. It offers a range of up to 30 miles (WLTP) in pure-electric mode and although developing 160hp, can return up to 217.3 mpg (WLTP combined) and emit as little as 30g/km CO2. Its usability extends to a full charge from a domestic plug socket in only 4 hours and 15 minutes and normal, wallbox charging taking 3 hours.
With no need for plug-in charging, the Renault Captur E-Tech fully hybrid benefits those that wish to reduce running costs without changing their driving habits. It provides a fun yet efficient driving experience thanks to its responsive electric motors, fuel economy of up to 60.1mpg (WLTP combined) and a smooth and silent automatic gearbox.
For added peace-of-mind, both full hybrid or plug-in hybrid models come complete with an eight-year, (or 100,000) mile battery warranty.