Introducing the All-new Renault Megane E-Tech
The All-new Renault Megane E-Tech is an all-electric family car that boasts a variety of innovative technologies and a versatile design.
Having used the Megane as their inspiration - a model that was present for over 25 years - the All-new Megane E-Tech has been designed to provide a comfortable and rewarding drive.
Renault are keen for the All-new Megane E-Tech to lead them towards a greener, more sustainable future. This is evident by the interior design, which recruits 100 percent recycled materials.
Design and Practicality
Renault have developed a completely new platform for the All-new Megane E-Tech, meaning they can mount the battery lower. Because of this, the centre of gravity is low and there's a large amount of space inside for passengers.
Building on the traditional hatchback bodystyle, the All-new Megane E-Tech boasts a compact design that borrows elements from SUVs. As a result, drivers will benefit from a clearer view of the road ahead and a car that's easy to manoeuvre in and around town.
The All-new Megane E-Tech is ideal for families because it's only available with five doors, each of which opens wide to grant convenient access to the cabin. In the back there are ISOFIX anchor points on the outer seats, ideal for fitting a child's seat.
Technology and Safety
Dominating the cabin is the newly introduced OpenR screen, which combines both the instrument cluster and multimedia system in an upside-down 'L'-shape. Using a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it offers seamless navigation between the menus, whilst the interfaces themselves are visually pleasing.
Allowing you to tailor the driving experience are four driving modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport and My Sense). The final drive mode allows you to choose the settings to suit your driving style. You can change modes using the steering wheel button or voice control.
To maximise your safety whilst driving, the All-new Megane E-Tech comes with the following features as standard:
- Active Drive Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Rear Automatic Emergency Braking (avoids collisions whilst reversing)
- Occupant Safe Exit (warns occupants if they're opening the door into a vehicle or cyclist)
Range and Performance
Renault have described the All-new Megane E-Tech 'as the GTI of electric vehicles', which reflects in the battery choices and design. For example, at just 110mm, the battery is the thinnest currently available on the market, meaning it can be mounted lower down for optimal weight distribution; essential for driving enjoyment.
The All-new Megane E-Tech is available with two different battery choices:
- 40kWh: range of up to 186 miles (96kW motor that produces 128bhp)
- 60kWh: range of up to 292 miles (160kW motor that produces 218bhp)
Regardless of your choice, there's an abundance of torque that's available instantly, making for swift and linear acceleration. Opt for the largest battery, and you'll be able to achieve 0 to 62mph in just 7.4 seconds.
The All-new Megane E-Tech is compatible with all AC charging infrastructure, which is essentially anything from your regular household 3-pin socket through to public charging stations.
Using a 7.4kW wallbox home charger you can recover up to 248 miles of range in just eight hours. If you're on the move, then you can recover up to 99 miles of range in one hour using a 22kW public charging station.
Depending on the version you opt for, the All-new Megane E-Tech can also support DC charging, which are classed as rapid chargers. With DC 130kW, you can recover up to 186 miles of range in just 30 minutes. If you're doing motorway speeds, then you can expect up to 124 miles of range in the same period of time.
Megane E-Tech Models
- 18" Oston alloy wheels
- 9'' OpenR link multimedia system with Arkamys audio system with 4 speakers
- 12.3" driver information display cluster
- Driver & passenger heated seats
- 20" Soren alloy wheels
- Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter
- Multisense: customisable driving modes & interior ambient lighting (48 colours)
- Traffic sign recognition
- 20" Enos alloy wheels
- Harman Kardon audio system
- Around view 3D camera
- Gold F1 blade
All-new Renault Megane E-Tech: Now available with Evans Halshaw
With its entirely new platform, innovative interior design and excellent everyday usability, the All-new Renault Megane E-Tech promises to be a fine addition to the brand's portfolio of electric and hybrid cars. And because it carries the Megane moniker, you know it'll be dependable.
To learn more about the All-new Megane E-Tech, or to experience one yourself with a test drive, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Renault retailer.