Presentation and price: Elektro-Mégane starts at a good 35,000 euros
The prices at a glance:
EV40 130 hp standard charge
EV40 130 hp boost charge
EV60 130 hp optimum charge
EV60 220 hp optimum charge
Dimensions: This is how big the E-Tech Electric is
• Length: 4200mm
• Width: 1768 mm (2055 mm including exterior mirrors)
• Height: 1505mm
• Wheelbase: 2685mm
• Weight: 1642-1783 kg (depending on engine)
• Trunk volume: 440-1332 l
Appearance: The Mégane E bears the new Renault logo
Up to 1332 liters storage volume
Interior: Infotainment developed with Google
Wood, leather and recycled materials
With the air conditioning units moved forward, there is not only plenty of space in the cockpit for the passengers, but also an enormous amount of space for shelves and compartments. It should be 30 liters in total, even the center tunnel is basically one big storage and storage space.
The disadvantage: As a result, the gear selector lever had to move to the steering column. There are now no fewer than four levers and control satellites, three of them on the right. In practice, this could lead to confusion and operating errors. Apart from that, the cockpit looks well thought out and of high quality, for example the door storage compartments are lined with felt. Many surfaces are made from recycled materials. In the top of the three equipment lines there are wood trim and leather seats.
It’s tight in the rear
It’s not quite as airy in the rear. Leg and headroom are good for adults, too; a credit to the long wheelbase and the flat battery. It is difficult to squeeze your feet under the front seats. And from a body height of about 180 cm, the window edge begins at eye level, which leads to a cramped feeling of space. In addition, niceties such as a foldable center armrest or a third climate zone are missing. Others can do that better.
Driving report: The Frenchman has a lively start
Drives: two power levels and always front-wheel drive
On the engine side, the Mégane E is offered in two power levels, both with front-wheel drive. The weaker engine delivers 96 kW (131 hp) and 250 Nm of torque, while the more powerful delivers 160 kW (218 hp) and 300 Nm of torque. The almost 1.8-tonne crossover then accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 160 km/h.
Technical data at a glance:
Power consumption combined according to WLTP
Max. range according to WLTP
Battery and range: particularly safe battery
Exciting: Renault has provided the batteries with special access for the fire brigade. Any battery fires should be able to be efficiently extinguished in a few minutes without the vehicle having to be kept under water in special containers for hours. The maximum of 26 driver assistance systems that the Mégane E brings with it also belong in the safety category.