2023 Renault Megane E-Tech Electric revealed: price, specs and release date
September 06, 2021 by
The Renault Megane goes all-electric for its new generation, with up to 218hp and 292 miles of range. Read on for full details.
- Renault Megane E-Tech Electric revealed
- Megane drops petrol engines
- Recycled interior materials
- New Google-based infotainment system
- Camera for rear-view mirror
- Power up to 218hp
- 40kWh and 60kWh battery options
- Range up to 292 miles
- On sale 2022
- Could be priced around £35,000
This is the new Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. This new generation of the Megane drops any internal combustion power and can be had with up to 218hp and 292 miles of range.
Expect this new alternative to the Volkswagen ID3 to cost from around £35,000 when it goes on sale next year.
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric design
It’s fair to say the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric looks quite different from anything that’s come from Renault before it.
Upfront, you have a set of ultra-thin LED headlights with dramatically styled daytime running lights underneath those. This will serve as a production debut for the new retro-inspired Renault badge too, which you’ll also find on the charging flap for the car.
Entry-level cars have 18-inch alloys, though you can go for 20-inch variants on higher-spec models.
You’ll spot a black contrasting roof too, while the rear of the car gets a brake light stretching the full width of the tailgate.
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric interior and infotainment
Recycled interior materials have been a big focus for the new Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.
All of the upholstery on the entry- and mid-spec cars is made from recycled fabrics and textures, though you can have leather on top-spec models if you wish.
The 12-inch infotainment system runs on a new Android-based operating system too. This means Google Maps comes for no extra cost and remains constantly updated without having to pay any extra down the line.
It will be compatible wirelessly with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay if you prefer to use either of those, though.
You’ll get a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display too, which can display functions from the infotainment — including navigation — as well as displaying usual driving info.
There’s a display in the rear view mirror too, linked to a camera at the rear of the car to help provide a clearer view of what’s behind you.
As for boot space, you’re looking at 440 litres — 6 litres more than the current internal combustion Megane.
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric motors and performance
You’ll get the choice of two power outputs for the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. Both are single-motor versions, with either 130hp or 218hp.
In its most powerful form, the Megane E-Tech Electric can shift from 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds.
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric range and batteries
You’ll have the pick of two battery packs, too. The first is a 40kWh unit returning 186 miles on a charge.
Upgrade to a 60kWh car and that rises up to 292 miles. Both are covered by an eight-year battery warranty, and support fast-charging of up to 130kW.
Renault Megane E-Tech Electric price and release date
You’ll be able to buy a Renault Megane E-Tech Electric in 2022, though no word yet on how much it’ll cost. Except starting prices somewhere around the £35,000 mark and rising closer to £45,000 for top-spec cars.
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