Reducing CO2 emissions lies at the core of Renault Group’s strategy.Renault is aiming for leadership of the European market by 2015 and is investing the resources needed to achieve this.Through the implementation of the Energy range of engines, Renault is continuing to seek excellence in diesel engines and thoroughly overhauling its petrol range.
The Energy range of engines means:
Powertrain performance based on Renault’s technological expertise in Formula 1: with the Energy range, customers get the benefit of the excellence achieved on the circuits. The company’s 34 years of experience in F1 and ten World Constructors’ Championship titles make available numerous new technologies not found elsewhere at this level of the range.
A shared philosophy: drastically reducing fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and running costs while delivering driving pleasure and quality at all levels.
The latest generation of downsized engines with, in addition, the Stop & Start system and braking energy recovery – plus other technologies.
Variable-outlet oil pump: This adjusts the oil pump capacity to suit the engine’s precise requirements, minimising the pump’s energy consumption.
Thermal management technology, which speeds up the rate at which an engine reaches its ideal working temperature by 15% on average.
Low-pressure EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) on Diesel engines : Renault was the first volume manufacturer to introduce this technology on the European market. It enables the rate of exhaust gas recycling to be increased while keeping temperatures and intake pressure low. NOx emissions are reduced more effectively than with high-pressure EGR, and combustion is more efficient. CO2 emissions are also lower.