Would you like to make the switch to fully electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid driving, but you don't know where to start?

These four steps will help you on your way to a car that is right up your alley.

Step 1: Compare the different engine types


If you want to drive fully or partly on electricity, you have three choices: electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid.

How do these engine types differ from each other?

  • According to figures from Milieu Centraal, a fully electric car emits on average 40 percent less CO2 than a regular petrol car during its entire lifespan (production plus 220,000 kilometers driven). This makes it by far the greenest option. The Renault Zoe E-Tech electric is Europe's best-selling electric car of the last eight years. Thanks to the maximum range of 395 kilometers (according to the international test protocol WLTP) you can drive from Groningen to Maastricht without any problems.

  • A hybrid car combines a petrol engine with two electric motors.

    Renault's E-Tech hybrid models can drive in all-electric mode up to 80 percent of the time in the city and consume up to 40 percent less fuel than a similar petrol-powered model.

    A hybrid does not need to be charged: the electric motor automatically stores the power released during deceleration and braking in the battery.

  • E-Tech plug-in hybrid models work on the same principle, but have a larger battery that can be charged with a plug.

    This makes it possible to cover longer distances in the all-electric mode.

Step 2: Buy or lease?


What is your budget? And do you prefer buying or (private) leasing? The advantage of the second option is that you do not have to make a large investment to drive a new car: with Renault Private Lease you can drive the latest models as a private individual from 275 euros per month. You pay a fixed monthly amount that covers all costs, from maintenance and repair costs to road tax and all-risk insurance. You will of course pay for fuel, parking costs and any traffic fines yourself.

Step 3: Calculate how much you save


Whatever engine type and which financing you choose, one thing is certain: with an electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid car you save not only on fuel, but also on maintenance costs, because an electric motor has fewer parts than a petrol engine.

If you are a business driver, the cost savings are mainly due to the reduced addition of 12 percent (this will increase to 16 percent in 2022) for fully electric cars (the regular rate is 22 percent).

With this addition tool you know exactly how much addition you will pay per model.

Step 4: Choose the perfect model


Now that all the preparatory work has been done, comes the fun part of switching to electrified driving: discovering which model fits your needs perfectly. If you are going for a fully electric car, then the Renault Zoe E-Tech electric and the new Renault Twingo E-Tech electric, a versatile city car with a maximum range of 190 kilometers (WLTP) and 270 kilometers in the city, have the best papers. . The recently unveiled new Renault Megane E-Tech electric also scores very highly with a maximum range of no less than 470 kilometers (WLTP).

Does a hybrid suit your preferences better?

With the new Renault Clio E-Tech hybrid, the new Renault Captur E-Tech hybrid and the new Renault Arkana E-Tech hybrid, Renault has a fuel-efficient and efficient car in every class that offers unprecedented driving pleasure.

The Renault Captur is also available as a plug-in hybrid and is joined in that category by the Renault Megane Estate E-Tech plug-in hybrid.

This stylish station wagon offers optimum comfort and ease of use with its adjustable luggage compartment, longest loading space in its segment and numerous storage spaces.

Plenty of options, the choice is yours.

Switch to electric driving

Gone are the days when electric cars had little range and were much more expensive than petrol cars.

The car market is 'electrifying' at a rapid pace and there is every indication that positive developments in technology and green energy will only accelerate the transition.

So now is the time to make the switch.

Would you like to know more about electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid driving and admire the new Renault models?

Then take a look at renault.nl.

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