Renault presents fully electric Mégane E-Tech Electric: "We want to be on the podium"

Renault unveiled the new all-electric Renault Mégane E-Tec Electric as a world premiere at the IAA MOBILITY show in Munich, Germany. Renault CEO Luca de Meo described it as the centerpiece of an "electric revolution" that Renault had launched with the term "Renaulution." Ten million engineering hours had been invested in this transformation, he said, and 30,000 employees had been trained in service and sales.

The new Mégane is the "true GTI among electric vehicles" (Gran Tourismo).

The Renault CEO raised the ambition to become the leading manufacturer in electric mobility: "We want to be at the top of the podium, we want to show that we are capable of building the best electric cars in the world."

The CEO and the design chief Gilles Vidal gave numerous details about the new electric Mégane based on the CMV-EV platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

  • The Mégane will be available in two variants: with a storage capacity of 40 and 60 KWh, providing a range of 300 and 470 km, respectively. It could be recharged in 30 minutes for a range of up to 300 kilometers.
  • The wheelbase of 2.70 meters with a length of 4.21 compared to the combustion engine Mégane ensures much more space. Noise has been reduced by 50 percent compared to the old Mégane, he said. The seat covers are made of 100 percent recycled material.
  • The display, which extends from the steering wheel to the center console, is a total of 774 square centimeters in size, something previously only seen in the premium segment.

"The Mégane E-Tech Electric is a car for digital natives and electric natives," the Renault CEO continued. He added that 75 percent of users own Android smartphones, which is why they decided to use Google as the operating system for the Megane with the use of Google Maps, among other things.

"With the Mégane E-Tech Electric, we want to prove that electric mobility is fun. We have reinvented the classic sedan in an emotional way, and with this vehicle we will democratize electromobility," De Meo said.