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Arkana arrives next in Renault's EV launch plan

Mark Dickens Renault

Renault is part way through a major product launch plan, which has a focus on electric technology.

The new Clio Hybrid, Captur plug-in hybrid and Megane plug-in hybrid are the most recent additions.

Next, the Arkana will arrive with the same hybrid technology as the Clio, in early 2021, strengthening the brand’s C-segment position. 

Mark Dickens (pictured), fleet director at Groupe Renault UK, said at Virtual Fleet and Mobility Live 2020: “A lot of hybrids on the market assist the petrol engine, our hybrid is an EV-first so the petrol engine helps the electric motor.”

The newcomers sit alongside the fully-electric Renault Zoe and the brand’s electric van range.

As more fleets look to switch to EVs, Renault has launched a new division named Elexent to help businesses with charging solutions.

It provides fleet managers and business owners with access to advice on how to integrate EVs into their fleets and the necessary infrastructure.

Renault is also establishing a direct sales unit, using an agency model. Dickens said it will enable the brand to provide a “personalised solution” as it aims to re-establish itself in the C-segment with EVs.

Video: Groupe Renault - Today, tomorrow and beyond

Video: Fleet News' editor-in-chief Stephen Briers talks to Mark Dickens, fleet director, Groupe Renault UK

Originally shown at Virtual Fleet and Mobility Live 2020

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