At the IAA Motor Show in Munich, Renault unveiled the new Megane E-Tech – which promises to cover up to 470 km on full batteries.
Renault’s new electric car is mounted on the CMF-EV platform and is the first new model of the French brand to bear the brand new logo. The car is 4.2 meters long, 1.78 meters wide and 1.50 meters high, but has a fairly long wheelbase of 2.7 meters.
We notice a thoroughly modernized interpretation of Renault’s design language – with slim lighting elements, clean surfaces and fluid lines. All in all – Megane E-Tech looks modern, stylish and recognizable.
Megane E-Tech will be available with one of two electric motors. One has 130 horsepower and 250 Nm, while the other, more powerful is 218 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. The more powerful version accelerates to 100 km / h in 7.4 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 160 km / h.
Two different batteries will be available – one with a capacity of 40 kWh, the second with a capacity of 60 kWh. The former provides autonomy of up to 299 km, while the latter can offer up to 470 km.
In the cabin we recognize a new OpenR approach that Renault has already introduced in some of its concepts. A 12.3-inch instrument panel is placed in front of the driver, and another 12-inch screen for multimedia functions is mounted vertically on the center console.
The system uses a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Android Automotive operating system. Megane E-Tech also gets a bunch of security and assistance systems that are divided into three categories – Driving, Parking and Safety.
Of course, like other electric vehicles, the Megane E-Tech manages to be smaller than its conventional siblings, but also offers more cabin space. The boot has a capacity of 440 liters, with an additional 22 liters for cable storage. The Megane E-Tech will be manufactured at Renault’s plant in France and will arrive on the market in March next year.