The electric Megane, called Renault Megan-E, will be presented in 2021, and the market launch will take place in 2022. The design of the electric car will be largely taken over from the Renault Megane eVision study. Official photos also show the interior. We know that about price and range.
With the Renault MéganE, which is to be presented in 2021, the French carmaker is pulling an ace up its sleeve that will sustainably electrify the compact class from 2022. The Elektro-Mégane is intended to defend the pioneering role that was taken on with the smaller bestseller Zoe. The Megane eVision study from 2020 anticipated what the series model will look like.
Although the elaborate lighting design of the concept car does not make it into series production, it will remain independent there too – note the curved daytime running lights at the front and the almost continuous light strip at the rear. Incidentally, they frame the newly designed Renault rhombus.
Incidentally, numerous components such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning take up space under the “engine” hood, making the dashboard particularly space-saving. Also noticeable are the aerodynamically optimized rims and the recessed door handles. The exterior mirrors, which were still implemented as cameras in the Megane eVision study, do not make it to the Renault MéganE series model (2021). With two teaser photos, Renault also grants a glimpse of the interior: Here we can see large screens, airy spaces, and intelligently designed shelves.
The Elektro-Mégane is based on the group platform CMF-EV for battery electric vehicles. Thus, the Renault MéganE (2021) shares a large part of the technology with the Nissan Ariya, which will also be launched around the turn of the year 2021/2022. Renault is still largely covered in terms of technical data, but the first announcements about the production model are promising. With a length of just 4.21 meters, at least the Megane eVision study offers space that is otherwise only known from the next higher class.
According to Renault, this is made possible by the flattest battery in the industry, which also has a capacity of 60 kWh in the pre-production model. It is located in the underbody and feeds a 160 kW (217 hp) electric motor that drives the front wheels. The engine should have an easy play with the 1650 kg curb weight of the Renault Megane eVision. Renault specifies the maximum charging power with 130 kW, the range of the electric Mégane could be up to 580 kilometers.
Renault Megane eVision Price
We expect more information about the presentation of the Renault MéganE, which should take place in 2021. Incidentally, since the current Mégane has only recently received a facelift and a plug-in hybrid variant (E-Tech), both generations will initially be offered in parallel. Renault has not yet announced a price for the electric Mégane, it is expected to be located above the Mégane with a plug-in hybrid drive, which will be offered from 33,890 euros (as of June 2021). the range of the Elektro-Mégane could be up to 580 kilometers.