New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric priced

Renault has confirmed full pricing and specification of the All-New Mégane E-Tech 100% Electric, which is available to pre-order now priced from £35,995 OTR with first deliveries expected later in the year.

The All-New Renault Mégane E-Tech is the first of a new generation of electric vehicles built on the advanced CMF-EV platform, styled within the brand’s ‘sensual tech’ design language and the first model to wear the new ‘Nouvel’R’ logo. With an electric driving range of up to 280 miles (WLTP), the All-New Mégane E-Tech also features a class-leading digital experience with a 12.3-inch dashboard display, 9-inch multimedia display, and Android Automotive OS with integrated Google services.

To make it even simpler for customers to make the transition from a conventional petrol or diesel vehicle to the All-New Renault Mégane E-Tech, available PCP finance packages encompass both the new crossover and the supply and installation of a Mobilize home charging solution. This ‘turn-key’ package costs £1,170 allowing customers to enjoy their new electric vehicle ownership experience with the minimum of fuss and maximum convenience.

The All-New Mégane E-Tech is a car of purposeful proportions. An extended wheelbase with reduced overhangs, a thinner-than-ever battery, and alloy wheels up to 20 inches in size combine with the high waistline and coupe-like styling to deliver a powerful stance that marries beautifully with its generous cabin space.

From the full LED lighting with exquisite laser-cut detailing and eye-catching new light signature, to the flush electric door handles that glide out automatically as the driver approaches, the All-New Mégane E-Tech draws heavily on the world of high-tech and hi-fi design as a representation of a more technological age.

Six inviting colours are available – Ceramic Grey, Shadow Grey, Glacier White, Diamond Black, Ceramic Grey, Flame Red, and Midnight Blue – with the choice of a contrasting roof design in either Diamond Black, Shadow Grey, depending on model.

Electric by nature, the All-New Mégane E-Tech offers driver and passengers alike an obstacle-free environment with exceptional comfort and state-of-the-art technology.

Inspired by the world of fine home furniture, the All-New Mégane E-Tech uses unusual or recycled materials to create a welcoming and homely feel. The dashboard is topped with a textile finish, while the seat upholstery on mid-range Techno models and above is 100% recycled.

Powered by the latest-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the high-resolution 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster combines with the 9-inch OpenR infotainment display to deliver an unprecedented connected experience.

Google’s Android Automotive OS, based on the operating system used by more than 75% of the world’s smartphones, provides access to Google Maps and Google Assistant as well as a host of applications offered through the Google Play store.

Standard on mid-range Techno models and above, the fully-connected system also offers the ability to update the software over-the-air, delivering upgrades and improvements over time without the need to visit a dealership.

An innovative Google Electric Route Planner takes the worry out of long journeys by planning an optimal route, suggesting compatible charging points along the way and constantly updating the route according to the vehicle’s actual energy use. The system will even warn the driver should a proposed charging station be out of order prior to arrival and its compatibility to the car.

Through the My Renault app, customers can maintain a permanent connection with their Mégane E-Tech with a wide variety of functions, such as remote activation of air conditioning or cabin heating with no impact on vehicle range while still plugged-in, schedule charging times, pay automatically when using compatible charging stations, and more.

Powered by a new 160 kW electric motor with 300 Nm of torque and four levels of regenerative braking, the All-New Mégane E-Tech takes the joy of driving an electric vehicle to new heights.

The new motor is particularly compact and weighs only 145 kg – 10% less than the previous generation motor currently used by Zoe – and doesn’t require the use of rare earth metals. In the Mégane E-Tech, the new traction motor is capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in just 7.5 seconds, but is also capable of remarkable efficiency, consuming just 16.1 Wh per 62 miles.

The 60 kWh battery is just as innovative. At only 110 mm – 40% smaller than the Zoe battery – it is the thinnest on the market, meaning the centre of gravity is lower (-90mm compared to Mégane ICE) and the car is more agile. Weight is evenly distributed thanks to the battery being housed under the whole floor plate.

The All-New Mégane E-Tech is capable of up to 280 miles (WLTP) on a single charge, while recharging can be achieved in a variety of ways to suit the available infrastructure, from a simple domestic socket, a 7.4 kW Wallbox, public charging stations up to 22 kW, and even DC fast-chargers up to 130 kW. The latter permits up to 186 miles of driving range (WLTP) to be recovered in just 30 minutes.

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