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Renault Megane e Tech : An electric sedan with a crossover look

A new automotive era is born with the Renault Megane e Tech. It is the first compact electric sedan of the Renault brand. Marketed since the beginning of 2022, the new electric star marks the revolution of the Losange.

Interior and exterior design of the new Renault Megane e Tech 2022

The Renault Megane Electric is a blend of a compact sedan body and crossover styling. The body lines are sporty and have been designed to maximize its aerodynamics (vehicle height, roof design, narrow-sided tires, sculpted fascias).

As for the 20-inch aero rims, they are the signature of an unimagined personality and give a sportier side to the Renault Mégane electric.

As the driver approaches, the new Renault full LED logo at the front lights up, delicately illuminating the ground. The flush-fitting door handles deploy automatically, as if by magic. Climb aboard and discover a modern and warm interior. The Renault Megane e Tech is full of new features.

The new cockpit has one of the largest digital surfaces on board. Oriented towards the driver, it consists of the openR & openR link digital area, which gives access to the most popular Google features. With a surface area of 774 cm2, it is distributed over two 12-inch screens, depending on the version. A high definition image that allows you to keep an eye on the essentials: speed, navigation, and also the state of charge.

Dimensions

The Renault Mégane e Tech is much more compact than the combustion version. It is 4,200 mm long (20 cm shorter), 1,768 mm wide and 1,505 mm high.

The trunk offers a 100% useful load volume ranging from 440 liters to 1,332 liters with the rear seats folded. The charging cables have their own storage space, accessible through the double floor.

With no transmission tunnel, the platform specifically designed for electric vehicles offers a completely flat floor. As a result, space is optimized. In the rear, there is 209 mm of knee room and 33 liters of storage space in the cabin.

At 1,680 kg, the Renault Megane e-Tech is one of the lightest vehicles in its class.

Powertrain and performance of the Renault Megane e Tech

The landscapes pass by in an electric silence and the accelerations follow one another. They are vigorous, linear and muscular. Designed on the basis of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s new CMF-EV platform, the new 100% electric Renault Megane e-Tech reveals its sporting DNA, thanks to its two electric engines with 130 hp and 220 hp. Manufactured at the Renault plant in Cléon, Normandy.

With the most powerful engine, it takes only 7.4 seconds to go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h. The maximum top speed is 160 km/h, compared to 150 km/h for the 130 horsepower engine and a 0 km/h to 100 km/h time of 10.4 seconds.

Battery and autonomy

The new platform of the Renault Mégane electric is home to two versions of ultra-flat lithium-ion batteries, 11 centimeters thick. Located under the floor, they are made of NMC cells, supplied by the manufacturer LG.

40 kWh battery: 300 km range
60 kWh battery: 450 km to 470 km range

Whatever the weather conditions outside, the Renault Mégane e-Tech benefits from optimized range, thanks to a system that automatically regulates the temperature of the battery and engine.

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How to recharge the new Renault Megane e-Tech?

The Renault Megane e Tech complies with the latest European standards. In alternating current (AC), it offers from 7.4 kW to 22 kW of charging power. For fast charging in DC, the maximum power is 85 kW to 130 kW. It is important to know that fast charging is only available from the Techno version.

To recharge your Renault Mégane electric, several possibilities are available to you:

At home or at the office: recharge your Renault Megane electric using a wall-mounted charging station, a reinforced domestic socket, or occasionally a standard domestic socket.
On the road: Planning a movie outing? At the public charging station network, get up to 300 km of range in just 30 minutes of charging thanks to the fast charging stations.
At the Renault sales network: for additional recharging, the Renault brand offers access to its sales network. Nearly 4,000 charging points throughout Europe.
InstallationPowerCable to use40 kWh battery60 kWh battery
Home charging station 7.4 kWType 2 cable included with purchase1h103h156h301h5h9h15
Reinforced domestic socket3.7 kWcâble domestique 16A en option ou accessoires2h156h1512h152h10h18h
Standard household outlet2.3 kWoptional 16A domestic cable or accessories3h4010h3521h3h2017h30h30
Public charging station22 kWType 2 cable included with purchase30mins1h102h2020mins1h303h15
Public fast charging station130 kWcable attached to the terminal7mins25mins1h15

Versions to customize

Three technical configurations are available for the Renault Mégane electric: EV40 130hp boost charge, EV60 220hp super charge, and EV60 220hp optimum charge. As well as three versions to customize: Equilibre, Techno, Iconic. All you have to do is choose the one that suits you best:

Equilibre

18 inch Oston alloy wheels
Rear view camera
Multimedia system openR link 9” with audio Arkamys Classic 4 HP
Smartphone replication
etc.
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Techno

Full LED rear fascia with 3D moiré effect
20″ Soren diamond-cut alloy wheels
12″ openR link multimedia system: navigation, Google services, 6 HP Arkamys Auditorium audio
Automatic air conditioning

etc
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Iconic

Enos 20 inch diamond cut alloy wheels
F1 gold blade
Titanium black riviera leather upholstery
12″ openR link multimedia system: navigation, Google services, Harman Kardon 9HP premium audio
etc.
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Renault Megane e-Tech : its price

Assembled in France in the Douai factory, the Renault Mégane electric is offered at a price of €37,200, excluding ecological bonus, for the entry-level version.

EquilibreTechnoIconic
EV40 130ch boost charge37 200 €40 200 €42 900 €
EV60 220ch super charge40 200 €43 200 €44 990 €
EV60 220ch optimum charge41 700 €44 300 €47 400 €

Our opinion

Full of assets and qualities compared to the previous generation, the new Renault Megane e Tech is a success. It is now possible to go to zero emissions without sacrificing driving pleasure! This electric compact car offers excellent road performances, with a very good behavior and a certain dynamism. The negative points are minimal and are quickly forgotten.

The OnMyBike team regularly publishes articles on hybrid and electric vehicles

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