Up to 470 km range
To create the very first electric Mégane, Renault started from the CMF-EV platform which it will share in particular with the Nissan Ariya. What category does it belong to? To none and to all since it is a mixture of SUV, coupe and compact 4.21 m long. The sharp-looking front end and new light signature usher in a new twist for Renault design, the flank reveals wheels pushed out to all four corners with huge 20-inch rims as well as a swooping roofline and the rear echo at the bow with a band of lights with a very elaborate 3D effect.
Inside, the electric Mégane has a new layout of screens called OpenR delivered as standard, with a 12-inch portrait format center facing the driver and placed in line with the 12.3-inch digital instrumentation. for a very appreciable cockpit effect. The multimedia system is a great step forward, both aesthetic, fluid and ergonomic thanks to physical keys for the most essential functions. The finish is of excellent quality both in the choice of materials and the assembly and there are numerous storage spaces almost everywhere reaching a total volume of 30 litres.
Original, practical and well finished, the dashboard is a real success.
In terms of equipment, the emission-free Mégane is full of no less than thirty driving aids such as a driving assistant that manages lane keeping, acceleration and braking, anti- collision, fully automatic parking and the 360° 3D camera.
The rear seats are rather generous but a little dark, while the trunk makes everyone agree by offering 440 litres.
In the back, two adults can take place quite comfortably, with a generous place at the level of the knees, hardly more stingy at the level of the head. The small size of the glass surfaces, however, gives a very dark atmosphere that will make the claustrophobic sweat. As for the trunk volume, on the other hand, it’s excellent for an electric car and even in absolute terms, with 440 liters and dedicated storage for cables. If we are a little picky, we can only blame it for a loading threshold that is a little too high.
SUV, coupe or compact, the electric Mégane mixes genres.
The Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric is offered with two combinations of motors and battery: the EV40 with 130 hp and 40 kWh that can do up to 300 km on one charge and the EV60, our test model, with 220 hp and 60 kWh, with an announced autonomy of 470 km. Very aggressive for the entry level, much less then, prices start at €35,200 for the first and €40,200 for the second.