Renault opened the week with the presentation of Megane E-Tech, your new 100% electric car. The vehicle was presented at the Munich Motor Show and is part of the French automaker’s commitment to its future free catalog of combustion engines. In addition, it is part of the “reinvention” of one of the historical lines of the brand at a global level; in this case, under the crossover format.
The Reanult Mégane E-Tech arrives with several novelties, both in design – interior and exterior – and in performance. One of the first points to highlight is that it is the first car of the company to be developed about the CMF-EV platform. Thanks to this proposal, it promises an optimized weight distribution, greater agility thanks to its low center of gravity, and more interior space. This is because the battery and motor are located on the underside of the car floor.
Renault will launch the Mégane E-Tech with two engine options and batteries. One of the variants will include a 96 kW electric booster, equivalent to 130 hp, and a 40 kWh accumulator, which promises a range of 300 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. While the other version will have a 160 kW (218 hp) engine and a 60 kWh battery, for a range that extends up to 470 kilometers. According to the automaker, its new electric vehicle boasts an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 7.4 seconds.
With regard to recharging energy, Renault ensures that the Mégane E-Tech can recover up to 400 kilometers of autonomy if it remains connected for 8 hours in a 7.4 kW wallbox. But if we do not have the possibility of leaving it plugged in overnight, the firm indicates that it is possible to add 300 kilometers in the WLTP cycle by connecting it for 30 minutes in a 130 kW fast charging station.
It is also worth noting that Renault’s new 100% electric vehicle incorporates an optimized regenerative braking system. This allows the energy generated by pressing the brake to be recovered and redirected to the battery. In addition, the automaker has incorporated a feature called Fireman access and that allows firefighters to quickly access the battery to extinguish a fire source.
Renault Mégane E-Tech debuts ‘sensual tech’ design language
The Mégane E-Tech is the first Renault car to hit the market with the “sensual tech” design language. This is how the brand calls this new aesthetic, both on the outside and inside. Undoubtedly, the car is colorful and seeks to differentiate itself from the other exponents of the same carmaker, although it maintains some characteristic lines, especially in the front. In addition, it is the first model to adopt the redesign in the traditional diamond logo.
Regarding storage space, the boot holds 440 liters of capacity, and can be expanded by folding down the seats. For its part, the official measurements of the car are 4.21 meters long, 1.78 meters wide and 1.5 meters high.
Inside the most noticeable is in OpenR “Unified Display” Brings Instrument and Media Center to Life. It is actually two panels. That of the instruments is 12.3 inches, with a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels, and is located in landscape mode. The remainder is 12 ” (1250 x 1562) and is presented in the central sector in portrait mode.
The Renault Mégane E-Tech allows you to choose between four types of displays on the instrument screen. Thus, you can select between speed, maps, battery charge, or a minimalist version. The OpenR Link system is based on Android Automotive and integrates the Google Assistant, in addition to other services of the Mountain View company. In the hardware section, meanwhile, Renault has opted for a Qualcomm chip called Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit.
Price and availability
There is no specific date of arrival to the market yet, but Renault hopes that the Mégane E-Tech will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022. The price has not been officially confirmed either, although it would start from between 30 thousand and 34 thousand euros.