It's finally here. The All-New Megane E-Tech Electric. Inspired by the MORHPOZ concept car in 2019, it has an elegant and futuristic appearance. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in the EV market with revolutionary design and functionality.
The All-New Megane E-Tech Electric can be compared to a smartphone, as it seamlessly merges with the digital ecosystem of the user. The OpenR Link multimedia system has been developed with Google and is based on Android Automotive OS, allowing for responsive navigation when using the 12.3-inch dashboard display and 12-inch multimedia display.
The All-New Megane E-Tech Electric incorporates a brand-new motor delivering up to 160kW with 300Nm of torque and four levels of regenerative braking. The motor is compact and only weighs 145kg which is 10% less than the motor currently used on Zoe, despite a marked increase in both power and torque. Two power options are available: 96kW (130hp) and 250Nm, or 160kW (218hp) and 300Nm, taking the All-New Megane E-Tech Electric from 0 to 62mph in just 7.4 seconds.
Included is optimised regenerative breaking in which the strength can be controlled to suit the drivers needs.
Charging is among the fastest times on the market:
Up to 248 miles of mixed driving recovered overnight (8 hours) with a 7.4kW wallbox
Up to 99 miles of urban driving recovered in 1 hour, with a 22kW public charging station
Up to 124 miles of motorway driving recovered in 30 minutes with a 130kW fast charging station
Up to 186 miles WLTP recovered in 30 minutes with a 130kW fast charging station
Safety was always in the minds of the Megane E-Tech Electric's designers with easy access to rescue teams should there be a battery fire. Usually, it takes around 1-3 hours to fully take control of an electric car battery fire due to the difficult access to the battery. However with the Megane E-Tech Electric, this is drastically shortened to 5 minutes. There is also a switch located under the rear bench which allows rescue teams to disconnect the battery from the vehicle in an emergency.
There is also a QR code on the windscreen that can be scanned by rescue teams which tells them that the Megane E-Tech Electric is an electric car, and also gives useful information such as the location of the battery and airbags.