Next Renault-Nissan Plug-in to Debut w/ 141 MPG Rating


Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is determined to make good on his promise of putting 1.5 million plug-in cars on the road by 2020, and the next phase of his company’s plans should take shape at the 2014 Geneva Auto Salon, where a new, 141 MPG PHEV is expected to debut. That car will reportedly be a thinly-veiled version of the next Renault Clio/Nissan Renault. You can check it out, below.


141 MPG Renault Plug-in Hybrid For 2014? (via EV Obsession)

I guess this is primarily a story for our European readers, but with the numbers Renault is throwing around, it’ll likely interest everyone. The French automaker is reportedly going to unveil a 141 MPG concept car at the Geneva Motor Show that isn…

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  • Bi-Polar Bear

    I once bought a Toyota Prius that was rated at 60 MPG city and 50 MPG highway. In the three years I owned it, it averaged 43 MPG and I experienced as low as 35 MPG in city driving.

    This is not to say that Renault’s new plug-ins are not interesting. Rather it is to say that claims are just that – claims. My response? “We’ll see……”

    • AaronD12

      The European ratings are higher than US ratings as well.

      I’m surprised you got such low mileage on your Prius. I had one for a couple of weeks (loaner car) and, even in Sport mode, I was getting 50-60 MPG in the city. Then again, I get WAY over rated mileage in my i-MiEV… maybe I’m just a feather-foot.

      • Bi-Polar Bear

        I was surprised myself, Aaron. My experience with the car was well below expectations. : ~ <