Renault has released first images of the brand’s new electric car, the Renault Megane E. The electric Megane should come onto the market in 2022 and impress with its range, performance and modernity. We have pictures and current information for you.
Now more details about the new electric car have been published by. The Renault Megane E is scheduled to hit the market in 2022. Read on for more information.
- New pictures of the upcoming Renault Megane E
- Will be called Megane E-Tech Electric or Megane E.
- Styling similar to the eVision concept
- 217 HP electric motor confirmed
- 60 kWh battery has a range of 450 kilometers
- No gasoline or diesel engines on offer
- 130 kW quick charge function possible
- Coming to market in 2022
Renault has finally released a few more pictures of the upcoming Megane E. The full body trim does little to hide the lines of this new electric car. Since no conventional gasoline or diesel engines are planned for the new model, the Megane E will be an alternative to models such as the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Citroen e-C4 .
The car in these photos is not a finished copy, but it gives a good idea of what the new Renault Megane E will look like.
The similarities between him and the eVision study are clear. The Megane E retains a narrow, continuous headlamp design, while the lower half of the front bumper features more distinctive vertical struts. The rear arches aren’t quite as expansive as the eVision, and the side mirrors look like traditional units instead of the concept’s rear-facing cameras.
The rear of the new Megane E retains much of what made the eVision so distinctive. The long taillight design now has a narrow white stripe that runs the entire length, and the steeply sloping roofline and minimal rear window area are also strikingly similar.
Battery and range
The Megane E is offered with a 60 kWh battery pack, which should give it a range of up to 450 kilometers. These are the same numbers as the eVision, but it’s safe to assume that different battery sizes will be offered as soon as the Megane E goes on sale.
The concept of the Megane eVision is also said to be compatible with 130 kW charging points, which means that it can be charged from 0 to 80% in around 30 minutes. Although nothing official has been announced yet, it is very likely that the production Megane E will also be offered with this fast charge function.
Engines and power
The production version of the Megane E will come with a 217 hp electric motor that transfers all of the power to the front wheels, which should give it a lively performance. There is a possibility that more powerful versions will be introduced later.
Since the current Megane RS and Trophy models with petrol engines have 296 hp each, it would be great to see an electric version with this power on offer.
Renault Megane 2022 Interior
Like the exterior, the interior of the upcoming Megane E will also be completely redesigned. The trend in most new electric cars these days is a minimalist design with two or three digital screens and the bare minimum of physical buttons.
As the teaser image (above) shows, the traditional analog instrument display has been replaced with a fully digital display, and there is also a large touchscreen on the dashboard.
The interior is so reduced that there doesn’t even seem to be a physical drive selector on the center console (even the Renault Zoe electric super mini has one). However, there seem to be a number of buttons at the bottom of the touchscreen that look like speed dial buttons.
How spacious the interior will be is not yet known, although the dimensions of the Renault Megane E and the current combustion car seem broadly similar. Thanks to the flatter floor made possible by the electric drive, the interior should offer a little more space.
Renault Megane 2022 prices and start of sales
Renault has already confirmed that the new Megane E will hit the market in 2022 – that means there is a chance the production-ready car will be presented before the end of 2021.
Pricing details are not yet available, but expect the all-electric Renault Megane E to be somewhere among the electric alternatives like the Nissan Leaf and VW ID.3.