Marketed for several months, the new Mégane E-Tech had not yet passed on our measurement database to verify its autonomy. It is now done, with results that do not reshuffle the cards of this small universe.
For Renault as for so many other manufacturers, the 2020 decade will rhyme with massive electrification. If the Losange started “the great green march” with the Zoé in 2013, it is rather the Renault Mégane E-Tech which plays the role of standard bearer for 100% electric. It must be said that for this second “zero emission”, Renault hit the mark. If not for its fairly classic plastic and its average rear skill, the French shines above all with its good performance, its very convincing road services and a digital universe as modern as it is easy to understand. It remained to know its true autonomies. Because if Renault communicates well over 470 km on average on the WLTP cycle before having to recharge, our first tests at the wheel already let us assume shorter distances in real life. To verify this, we subjected the French to our traditional battery of tests in Montlhéry. What to gauge not only its autonomy on our different cycles but also to determine the consumption of the on-board charger, decisive for the average consumption.
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A good autonomy/performance ratio
With its 60 kWh accumulator, the Renault Mégane E-Tech can travel just over 350 km in town. An honorable score but which does not progress much compared to a Zoé R135 or R110, both equipped with a 52 kWh battery. And on this course, the Renault compact is still far from the duo Kia e-Niro and Kona Electric, which both swallow more than 450 km. On the other hand, the Mégane catches up on the road, with consumption finally quite close to the citywhich makes it an asset for the inhabitants of large cities who navigate between the city center and the outskirts. On the highway, the Renault suffers a bit but does not do worse than the competition. It even travels 10% more than a Zoe and at least as much as a Tesla Model 3 “Standard”.
In terms of electricity consumption, the Renault Mégane E-Tech does much better than the Zoé, which sees its figures weighed down by the energy of the on-board charger. With a calculated average of 19.5 kWh / 100 km, it still ranks in our top 10 of the most sober electric cars. between a standard Tesla Model 3 and a Tesla Model 3 Grand Autonomie. With a kWh of €0.174, the Renault Mégane E-Tech currently costs €3.40/100 km. A very acceptable sum given its performance since according to our time, the 220 hp French car does the 0 to 100 km in 7.6 s and goes from 80 to 120 km/h in 4 seconds.
All the verified figures of the Renault Mégane electric against the competition
Autonomy of the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech compared to its competition
|Model||Battery capacity||City autonomy||Road autonomy||Freeway autonomy||Average consumption|
|ModelRenault Megane E-Tech||Battery capacity60 kWh||City autonomy356km||Road autonomy342km||Freeway autonomy245km||Average consumption19.5kWh/100km|
|ModelTesla Model 3 Standard||Battery capacity55 kWh||City autonomy318km||Road autonomy278km||Freeway autonomy233km||Average consumption18.7kWh/100km|
|ModelVolkswagen ID.3||Battery capacity58 kWh||City autonomy335km||Road autonomy283km||Freeway autonomy220km||Average consumption20.6kWh/100km|
|ModelRenault Zoe R110||Battery capacity52 kWh||City autonomy395km||Road autonomy280km||Freeway autonomy220km||Average consumption21.9kWh/100km|
|ModelHyundai Kona Electric||Battery capacity64kWh||City autonomy480km||Road autonomy380km||Freeway autonomy265km||Average consumption16.4kWh/100km|
Performance of the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech compared to its competition
|Measure||Renault Megane E-Tech||Tesla Model 3 Standard||Volkswagen ID.3||Renault Zoe R110||Hyundai Kona Electric|
|Measure0 to 60 km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech4.3s||Tesla Model 3 Standard3.3s||Volkswagen ID.33.7s||Renault Zoe R1104.9s||Hyundai Kona Electric3.7s|
|Measure0 to 100 km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech7.6s||Tesla Model 3 Standard6s||Volkswagen ID.37.6s||Renault Zoe R11011.2s||Hyundai Kona Electric7.3s|
|Measure1000m DA||Renault Megane E-Tech29.2s||Tesla Model 3 Standard26.4s||Volkswagen ID.329.3s||Renault Zoe R11034.1s||Hyundai Kona Electric28.4s|
|Measure60 to 100 km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech3.3s||Tesla Model 3 Standard2.6s||Volkswagen ID.33.6s||Renault Zoe R1106.3s||Hyundai Kona Electric3.5 sec|
|Measure80 to 120 km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech4s||Tesla Model 3 Standard3.5 sec||Volkswagen ID.34.9s||Renault Zoe R1109 sec||Hyundai Kona Electric4.5 sec|
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