Can we declare mass electrification with 100% electrical automobiles?
Expensive, heavy vehicles (with battery weights as much as 600 kg) and charging infrastructure constraints not but absolutely mastered.
The hunt for grams of CO2 additionally requires less complicated and in any case efficient options. Volkswagen is constructing on the expertise of the Golf 7 and Renault is counting on newer know-how that appears promising.
Let the match start!
Golf eHybrid, expertise speaks
In addition to the Golf GTE which claims 245 hp, the eHybrid has 204 hp in cumulative energy: a 150 hp 1.4 TSI four-cylinder mixed with an 81 kW / 110 hp electrical motor, all related to a gearbox DSG6 gears.
The 13 kWh Lithium-Ion battery gives an all-electric vary of 80 km (WLTP cycle). Compared to the Golf 7, solely the battery goes from 8.7 to 13 kWh for better autonomy.
The Golf doesn’t have quick charging. At 3.7 kW, it takes 3 hours 40 minutes to get better the total battery, in comparison with 7.15 hours on a home socket.
Mégane E-Tech, the innovator
The Mégane E-Tech Plug-in is predicated on a 91 hp 1.6 l petrol engine mixed with a 66 hp electrical motor. They give a cumulative energy of 160 hp.
An modern answer, Renault has chosen a clutchless canine gearbox. A second 34 hp electrical motor acts as a excessive voltage starter.
The 9.8 kWh battery permits a 100% electrical vary of fifty km. Again, no quick charging. It takes 5 hours for a full cost or 3 hours on a Wallbox.
Mégane automotive to dwell
Curiously, Renault is beginning to market the plug-in Mégane with the station wagon model; the sedan is predicted in the spring.
The Mégane takes benefit of this for a slight exterior restyling related to an inside improve with a brand new 9 ” central display and a brand new multimedia system.
The engineers managed to deal with the batteries with out encroaching on the trunk or on the area devoted to passengers.
Mégane is offered in two finishes: Intens and RS Line, extra sporty. Specific to the hybrid model, the Mégane is provided with 100% digital instrumentation.
EHybrid golf course, very digital
The Golf 8 plug-in hybrid is properly outfitted as customary (1st end) with, amongst different issues, navigation system, tri-zone computerized air con, adaptive cruise management, lane conserving help, LED headlamps, lights and wipers computerized, lane change help or perhaps a seven-speaker audio system.
The dashboard may be very refined and abandons the central console system. The contact display concentrates the majority of the controls and permits a selection of show choices. The counters are digital.
Everything has a value
The Golf eHybrid is obtainable at € 40,710, from which € 2,000 should be deducted till June 30, 2021, then € 1,000 till December 31, 2021.
At this value, the Golf is properly outfitted however… the choices catalog is full to afford a automotive to your liking: hands-free entry, reversing digital camera or head-up show.
And for 17-inch alloy rims, you need to spend somewhat extra.
Small flat: the trunk has shrunk due to the batteries. There are solely 273 dm3 left by which to retailer the charging cables.
A Mégane not given
The Mégane E-Tech begins at 38,500 € in the Intens end, definitely properly outfitted. Like different plug-in hybrids, we deduct € 2,000, then € 1,000.
Given the value distinction, the Golf can drive round 30 km extra absolutely electrical.
A distinction that may be present in the energy developed: 204 hp for the Golf towards 160 hp for the Mégane.
A Mégane sedan on which we are able to subtract € 1,000 from the station wagon. An formidable value, nevertheless, in comparison with a benchmark by way of manufacturing high quality.