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Renault Megane E-Tech Electric Crossover (2021)

Neo score 21%Ext score 72%

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Product Overview

Renault Megane E-Tech Electric is an affordable subcompact battery-electric crossover in production from 2021. It is powered by electric motors from 130hp to 218hp aided by batteries from 40kWh to 60kWh.
While the car bears the Megane name, it is just a Renault-styled Nissan Ariya. Whereas the Ariya has optional AWD, the Renault is FWD-only. Still, this is just fine as AWD is unnecessary for a vehicle of this class.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric is hardly the "offroader" that Renault would like you to think.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 21% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Up to 470km electric range
  • Decent styling
Cons
  • Can't even reach 200km/h
  • No powerful engine options
  • BEV crossover nonsense

What external reviewers found***

Ext 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Good battery life
  • Superb fuel economy
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of regenerative braking
  • Not the most comfortable to drive
  • Not as good as some rivals
  • No true boot floor
  • Fiddly infotainment
  • No automatic gearbox
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Specifications

EV40EV60

Capacity

Cargo Capacity440 L / 15.5 cu-ft
Passengers5

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discs
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearSemi-independent

Construction

Battery | Capacity40.0 kWh (gross)60.0 kWh (gross)
Body Style5-door battery-electric SUV

Dimensions

Size | Height1500 mm / 59.1 in
Size | Length4210 mm / 165.7 in
Size | Width1780 mm / 70.1 in
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h7.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph7.0 sec
Electric Range300.0 km / 186.4 mi470.0 km / 292.0 mi
Top Speed160.0 km/h / 99.4 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Engine | Power130 hp / 96.9 kW218 hp / 162.6 kW
Transmission | Gears1-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic

Production

Availability2021

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
There’s none of the stodgy post-bump wallowing that some EVs suffer. It can feel brittle over expansion joints, but our test car rode on those 20in wheels, and even with that factored in, the damping and bump absorption are good. The 60kWh Mégane manages a WLTP range of 292 miles, much the same as the famously efficient Kia e-Niro.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb fuel economy
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Not as good as some rivals
  • Not the most comfortable to drive

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The electric car promise of space from a class above doesn’t really work out here. You do, at least, get a flat floor. Further back in the boot, there’s a useful 440 litres putting it ahead of the ID.3. Renault says that when the car goes on sale in the UK next September, a false boot floor should be optional.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sprightly acceleration
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • No automatic gearbox
  • No true boot floor

carmagazine[3]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
A 160kW electric motor spins the front axle, fed in this top spec S Edition by a 60kWh battery between the 20inch wheels. That gives an official range of 292 miles; the 40kWh pack is good for 186 miles. This EV40 model gets a lower power motor producing 96kW (129bhp) Renault says the e-motor and clutch combined only weigh 145kg.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Punchy acceleration
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Fiddly infotainment
  • Lack of regenerative braking

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Renault Megane E-Tech Electric review . [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/renault/megane-e-tech-electric. 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
2. ^ New Renault Megane E-Tech Electric 2022 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/renault/megane/356504/new-renault-megane-e-tech-electric-2022-review. 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
3. ^ Renault Megane E-Tech Electric (2021) review: big ambitions. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/renault/megane-e-tech-electric/. 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2022-08-17.

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