The Renault Mégane goes electric! Meet the Mégan-E

In December 2020, Renault showed us the fully electric Mégane eVision Concept: a C-segment hatchback with crossover elements (it was slightly higher on its wheels). The production version of it runs on these photos, taken in the far north of Sweden. According to Renault boss Luca de Meo, the Mégan-E first comes on the market as a hatchback, after which other versions will also come. He refers to the first generation Renault Mégane, which was also available as a coupé, sedan, station wagon, convertible and MPV in the 1990s.

Electric Renault Mégane will be 15 centimeters shorter

Reportedly, the new electric Megane will be about 4.2 meters long, making it 15 centimeters shorter than the current Megane. Nevertheless, the interior space is growing, according to De Meo, as the components of the electric powertrain can be kept very compact. Rumor has it that the Mégan-E’s battery will be the thinnest on the market. The car has front-wheel drive and a power of 217 hp as standard. The platform on which it stands also allows an additional electric motor on the rear axle.

Renault Mégan-E has a maximum distance of 450 kilometers

With its 60 kWh battery, the Renault Mégane can go up to 450 kilometers. The water-cooled package can be charged with a maximum of 130 kW, which means a charging speed of 260 kilometers per half hour. The Mégane is compatible with vehicle-to-grid technology and can therefore feed power back into the grid. The idea is that during the day – when the demand for electricity is high – you supply at a higher rate and charge at a lower rate at night.

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