It's a tidal wave.
Registrations of plug-in hybrid vehicles increased by 267% over the first ten months of 2020, or 50,681 units.
Thanks to the bonuses intended to revive the automobile market stopped by the pandemic and accelerate the ecological transition, the French are discovering this technology.
For many, it is an intermediate solution to familiarize themselves with the rechargeable battery before switching to all electric.
For some, she embodies the best of both worlds.
At PSA, it is the preferred solution for models in the upper segments equipped with the EMP2 platform.
In the shadow of the Peugeot 3008 and DS7 Crossback SUVs, at the head of plug-in hybrid sales, Opel uses the same technical solution for the Grandland X: the 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo with 200 hp is associated with 2 electric motors , 110 hp at the front in the 8-speed automatic transmission and 112 hp at the rear.
The cumulative power comes out at 300 hp and the torque at 520 Nm.
Peace of mind in zero-emission mode, eligibility for low-emission zones, 4-wheel drive available in electric, 2 levels of battery regeneration on deceleration, sporty acceleration (0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds), normalized consumption of 1.3 l / 100 km and an electric range of 59 km.
In reality, it will certainly be less, but by getting into the habit of recharging the batteries (13.2 kWh) as often as possible - from 2 hours (7.4 kW Wallbox) to 7 hours on a domestic socket 8 Ah for 100 % -, consumption will not exceed 6 l / 100 km, even with motorway journeys.
A dated dashboard decoration, a weight of 1,885 kilos, variations in the consistency of the brake pedal, an amputated trunk volume of 124 liters and a reduced fuel tank of 10 liters.
4-cylinder turbo petrol, 1,598 cm3, 200 hp, + electric 110 hp (cumulative power: 300 hp)
Transmission: Integral, automatic gearbox.
Dimensions: L. 4.47, l.
Consumption: 1.3 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions: 30 g / km
Speed: 235 km / h
Price: 49,050 €