The French car manufacturer announced the launch of their new Mégane eVision electric car during their Renault eWays online event. Renault, who have been early adopters of electric cars that include their much-acclaimed Zoe, recently launched their new sleekly styled electric car that looks like a cross between a hatchback and a compact sports utility vehicle. The design is heavily based on Renault’s Morphoz concept unveiled back in the spring.
The new electric Mégane eVision will use a 60 kWh battery pack to drive a 160 kW electric motor. It is capable of DC fast-charging at 130 kW and has an on-board charger with a max output of 22 kW. The motor will produce 215 horsepower that takes the Mégane eVision from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in around eight seconds. Renault claims it will have a range of 280 miles (450km).
The new Mégane eVision will be based on the entirely new modular CMF-EV platform designed by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. It will feature slim batteries that are built as part of the structure to save space and weight. Like most electric cars these will be located under the floor. Renault says this allows them to design the body with an efficient aerodynamic yet sporty shape.
The new Mégane eVision will go on sale in the autumn of 2022 and as yet prices haven’t been released.
Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault, said: “The car looks very futuristic but it is 95 percent what the production car will look like. Thanks to our brand-new Alliance platform CMF-EV, we broke the rules of size, use, design and energy efficiency to imagine the Mégane eVision show-car.
“With the thinnest battery on the market, a 4.21-meter compact body offering the roominess of a C-segment vehicle, the Mégane eVision is a masterpiece. We took our 25-year best-seller and took it to the future. Mégane eVision reinvents Mégane, and Renault reinvents Renault. This is just the beginning. A whole new generation of innovation-packed electric vehicles is to come.”