It was planned and inevitable: in turn and gradually, Dacia will electrify its range by taking advantage of the E-Tech technology developed by Renault.
The first model to benefit from this will be the Jogger station wagon launched in early 2022. The technology chosen is that which equips the Clio E-Tech.
This is the 140 horsepower hybrid solution which combines a naturally aspirated 90 horsepower 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine from Nissan with two electric motors, a 15 kW starter-alternator and a 35 kW electric motor (50 ch) both installed in the clutchless multimode dog gearbox.
The best solution according to the engineers in terms of performance and weight management.
The in-house transmission, which has been distinguished by the filing of 150 patents, has two shafts.
That of the combustion engine has four gears, the electric two.
The system kinematics offers up to 15 operating combinations.
The set is powered by a 1.2 kW lithium-ion battery housed in place of the spare wheel and which does not need to be plugged into a socket to recharge.
The series-parallel hybrid technology of the Jogger allows systematic starting in electric mode.
Provided conditions permit - outside temperature and battery charge level.
If the latter is discharged, the 4-cylinder acts as a generator by driving the 15 kW generator.
Fast charging cycles can be further shortened with the transmission's B mode, which boosts deceleration power and avoids touching the brakes.
As at Renault, Dacia ensures that the Jogger will be able to run electric up to 80% of the time in town.
The gain in consumption would reach 40%, compared to an equivalent combustion engine.
This allows the Hybrid Jogger to post CO2 emissions of 108 g/km.