Fleet News

Bioethanol for Megane

Renault will launch a Megane hatchback able to run on E85 bioethanol fuel later this year, promising company car drivers lower tax bills.

The 1.6-litre 105bhp engine has been converted to be able to run on a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% petrol, meaning it qualifies for a 2% discount on benefit-in-kind tax.

Renault sees biofuels as a key driver in the quest for more environmentally-friendly cars as the ethanol is produced from renewable crops which absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as they grow.

This allows a reduction of up to 70% in the production of CO2 on a well-to-wheel basis compared with a conventional petrol engine.

Renault is also to begin trials with UK fleets of its van models which have been converted to run on B30 biodiesel.

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee