- Renault Megane E-Tech priced from $64,990
- Up to 454km driving range
- Charging speeds of up to 22 kW AC and 130 kW DC
The Renault Megane E-Tech will debut in the ultra competitive electric SUV segment
Competition in Australia’s small electric car segment is set to heat up with the long-awaited, upcoming launch of the Renault Megane E-Tech. The Megane E-Tech first went on sale in Europe in February 2022, but its launch in Oceania has been delayed due to its overwhelming demand in Europe. It is expected to launch in Australia in late 2023.
The all-new Renault Megane E-Tech is built upon Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance’s advanced CMF-EV platform, which it shares with the Nissan Ariya and upcoming Renault Scenic E-Tech Electric.
|Price (before on-road costs)
Priced from $64,990 before on-road costs, the Megane E-Tech EV provides 454km of claimed WLTP driving range .
The Renault Megane E-Tech rivals the Cupra Born, MG4, Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2.
Renault Megane E-Tech Specs: Range, Charging and Size
In Europe, the Renault Megane E-Tech is available with a 96 kW (129 hp) or 160 kW (215 hp) electric motor mated to a 40 kWh or 60 kWh battery pack. The Australian market will only get the more potent motor and larger battery. The front-mounted 160 kW motor churns out 300 Nm of instant torque, which makes for lively, spirited driving even in the city. Accelerating from zero to 100 km/h takes just 7.4 seconds with this motor.
The 60 kWh battery pack is good for a range of 454 km when fully charged. According to Renault, it can be charged using a 2.3kW domestic socket, a 7.4kW wall box, a 22kW charging point (32A three-phase), or a 130kW DC fast-charger. When utilising a 130kW DC fast charger, this battery can add up to 300 km of driving range in 30 minutes.
The Renault Megane E-Tech is being marketed as a compact crossover on account of its 4x4-like design elements, but its petite dimensions suggest that it fits better in the small electric hatchback segment. It is 4199 mm long, 1768 mm wide, and 1506 mm high.
Renault Megane E-Tech Price and Models
The Renault Megane E-Tech Australian line-up is available in only one model grade – the Megane E-Tech Techno.
- The Megane E-Tech Techno is available with a 60 kWh (usable) battery pack.
Renault is pitching the Megane E-Tech as a premium alternative to the Cupra Born and MG4 electric hatches. The car is set to start at $64,990 plus on-road costs, so it is priced closer to the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2 sedan.
Megane E-Tech Techno price: $64,990 before on-road costs
The Megane E-Tech will only be available in one well-equipped ‘Techno’ model. Some of the features it offers include 20-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3” high-definition driver display screen, a 9-inch OpenR multimedia system, 100% LED adaptive front headlights with LED daytime running lights, an Arkamys© Auditorium sound system with six speakers, LED Cabin lighting, and much more.
Megane E-Tech Techno features:
|60 kWh usable Lithium-ion battery
|160 kW Electric Motor
|20-inch Soren alloy wheels
|Full adaptive LED headlights with automatic high/low beam
|Front and rear signature lighting with dynamic turn signals
|Grey upholstery made from recycled cloth and leatherette materials
|Multi-sense customised driving modes and 48-colour interior ambient lighting
|Manually adjustable driver and passenger seats with electric lumbar adjustment for driver
|Wireless smartphone charging and smartphone connectivity with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
|12.3-inch driver information display
|9-inch OpenR infotainment display
|Arkamys auditorium audio system with six speakers and four sound ambiences
|Two front and two rear USB-C ports
|Hands-free key-card with keyless entry and automatic ‘walk-away’ locking
|Front, rear and side parking sensors
|Smart rear-view mirror
|Smart traffic sign recognition
|Automatic emergency braking with junction assist and pedestrian and cyclist detection
|Driver drowsiness alert
|Emergency lane keeping assist with oncoming traffic and road-edge detection
|Adaptive cruise control with speed limiter
|Blind spot recognition and intervention
|Rear cross traffic alert with rear automatic braking
Renault Megane E-Tech options
- Standard paint options – no cost: Rafale Grey, Shadow Grey, Solid White, Diamond Black, Flame Red, or Night Blue
- Metallic paint – no cost: Diamond Black or Shadow Grey
- Two-tone paintwork – no cost: Diamond Black or Shadow Grey
Renault Megane E-Tech Warranty and Servicing
The Renault Megane E-Tech is covered by a standard 5-year/100,000 km bumper-to-bumper warranty and an 8-year / 160,000km battery warranty. That bumper-to-bumper warranty includes 24/7 roadside assistance. Renault recommends 1-year/30,000km service intervals for this car.
How does the Megane E-Tech compare to other EVs?
Megane E-Tech Techno Spec Comparison
The Megane E-Tech Techno offers a competitive (usable) battery capacity and driving range compared to its similarly-priced competitors. It has class-leading charging speeds of 22 kW AC and 130 kW DC that sets it apart from its price category.
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