15 June 2022
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Renault Megane Electric

Renault announces pricing for Megane E-Tech Electric

15 June 2022 - Renault has confirmed full pricing and specification of the Megane 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 Renault Megane E-Tech is the first of a new generation of electric vehicles built on the 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 Megane 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 simpler for customers to make the transition from a conventional petrol or diesel vehicle to the Renault Megane 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.

Renault Megane Electric

Inspired by the world of fine home furniture, the Megane 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.

Through the My Renault app, customers can maintain a permanent connection with their Megane 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.

Powertrain

Powered by a new 160 kW electric motor with 300 Nm of torque and four levels of regenerative braking, the Megane 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 Megane E-Tech, the new traction motor is capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in 7.5 seconds, but is also capable of efficiency, consuming 16.1 Wh per 62 miles.

At 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 Megane ICE) and the car is more agile. Weight is evenly distributed thanks to the battery being housed under the whole floor plate.

The Megane 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.

UK specifications and pricing

Customers can choose from three models: Equilibre, Techno, and a range-topping Launch Edition, with each benefitting from Renault's 60 kWh battery for a WLTP-certified range of up to 280 miles on a single charge.

The Equilibre starts the range with its 18-inch Oston alloy wheels, full LED headlights, black fabric upholstery including a fabric-covered upper dashboard, interior ambient lighting, air conditioning, one-touch electric windows, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, rear park assist, rear view camera, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 9-inch OpenR infotainment display with navigation, with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected services including over-the-air software updates, 4-speaker Arkamys audio system and two front USB-C ports.

All models come with a five-metre Mode 3 charging cable, as standard and a hands-free key-card with keyless entry, together with a comprehensive array of safety and driver assistance systems including distance warning alert, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking with junction assist including pedestrian and cyclist alerts, cruise control with speed limiter, driver drowsiness alert, emergency lane keeping assist with oncoming traffic and road-edge detection, hill start assist, and emergency e-call.

The Techno model goes further with the addition of adaptive cruise control with speed limiter and lane centring, traffic sign recognition with overspeed prevention, blind spot recognition and intervention, rear cross traffic alert with rear automatic braking, and both front and rear park assist.

The Techno's exterior is marked out by 20-inch Soren alloy wheels, full adaptive LED headlights with automatic high/low beam, front and rear signature lighting with dynamic turn signals, contrasting door mirrors, and a shark fin antenna. The interior, meanwhile, gains grey and black upholstery made from synthetic leather and recycled materials, tinted rear windows, a frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and multi-sense customised driving modes and 48-colour interior ambient lighting. Also added are automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic windscreen wipers, height and electric lumbar adjustment for both driver and front passenger seats, the full range of Google services including Google Assistant, Maps, and Play store, wireless smartphone charging, upgraded Arkamys audio system with six speakers, and two rear-mounted USB-C ports.

At the top of the range, a special Launch Edition exclusive to the UK stands out with 20-inch Enos alloy wheels and a gold F1 blade, while the interior gains a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, smart rear-view mirror, and around view 3D camera system.

Integrated charging with mobilize power solutions

Customers who do not already have a home charger installed can take advantage of a number of offers from Mobilize Power Solutions, Renault's own charging solution provider. The Mobilize Home Charger integrates a smart app, allowing customers to start, stop and schedule charging remotely. The app is even capable of taking advantage of the cheapest and most efficient energy tariffs enabling customers to reduce the cost of charging, while still ensuring the car is ready to go when the customer needs it.

Mobilize Power Solutions offers a fully managed installation service, from an initial physical home survey and liaising with power grid providers, through to installation, commissioning, and ensuring class-leading back-up with a 5-year warranty. What's more, the £1,170 inc. VAT installation cost can be combined with the purchase of a new Renault Megane E-Tech, giving finance customers a single, easy-to-manage PCP monthly payment.

Customers of the Megane E-Tech Electric, can also take advantage of Mobilize Charge Pass will allows access to over 7,000 charge points in the UK. The locations of these charging points can be access via the OpenR Link or the My Renault app, which shows additional real-time availability, charging capabilities and pricing.

Pricing:

  • Equilibre EV60 220hp optimum charge £35,995
  • Techno EV60 220hp optimum charge £38,495
  • Launch Edition EV60 220hp optimum charge £39,995