By going entirely to the 100% electric propulsion technology, Renault radically changes course in the Megane, which is renamed E-Tech in its “zero emissions” version to differentiate it from other versions of Mégane “dry” with more “conventional” diesel and gasoline propulsion technologies.
The design with marked crossover / SUV shapes on the exterior of the Mégane E-Tech and its somewhat smaller dimensions compared to the compact of the C Mégane segment that we have been getting to know to date, mean that the direct rivals of the new model of the rhombus firm are other vehicles, such as, for example, the Peugeot e-2008.
RENAULT MÉGANE E-TECH: ITS BAGS
The New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric will arrive in European dealers from March 2022 –Online reservations are accepted upon delivery of a 100 euro signal that can be returned- and a few days ago we we were able to put at the controls of one of its pre-series versions.
We have already told you that the Exterior design is one of the newest aspects in the new Megane E-Tech, with marked details of type crossover / SUV on your body. From a technical point of view, this model will be manufactured under the production methods of the Alliance CMF-EV modular common platform, an architecture that premiered in the first place Nissan ariya. Regarding dimensions of the new Mégane E-Tech, the signature of the rhombus announces a length 4.21 m, by 1.78 m wide and 1.50 m high, while the wheelbase is 2.70 m (up to 3 cm more than the compact Megane that has been sold so far).
Regarding the inside, the French brand ensures that rear seats of the new Mégane E-Tech offer slightly more legroom than the current compact Megane, while the cargo capacity volume in the trunk is also somewhat older, with 440 liters (compared to 384 liters of capacity of the compact diesel and gasoline Megane).
The mechanical range of the new Mégane E-Tech It is initially made up of two versions, depending on the maximum power and the type of battery: the access variant EV40 includes a 40 kWh capacity battery and a maximum power of 131 hp (and one toOfficial autonomy of 300 km in WLTP homologation cycle); and a step above, the EV60 version with a 60 kWh battery and a power of 218 hp (and a range of about 450 km). In terms of performance, the more powerful EV60 version is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.4 seconds, while the maximum speed is limited in all cases to 160 km / h.
Depending on the version, the diamond brand announces up to four charging options to the electrical network. In the case of the battery with a lower capacity of 40 kWh, it can only be charged from alternating current sockets of up to 7 kW (standard charge) or a up to 22 kW (boost charge). In the case of the 60 kWh battery option, it can be charged both from alternating current sockets at 7 kW (super charge) or 22 kW (optimum charge) as well as from direct current sockets with a maximum charging power of up to 130 kW.
DISCOVER EVERYTHING THE KIA NIRO OFFERS
Inside, the main role is for its two large digital displays in the instrument panel behind the steering wheel (12.3 inches) and the other in the central area of the dashboard (the second is 9.3 or 12 inches in size and from which all the functions of the multimedia information, navigation, entertainment and connectivity system are accessed).
PEUGEOT E-2008: YOUR KEYS
The e-2008 is the one hundred percent electric version in the Peugeot 2008 urban SUV range. Shares a technical platform with the new generation of Peugeot 208, DS 3, DS 3 Crossback E-Tense and Opel Corsa / Corsa-e.
In terms of dimensions, the exterior dimensions of the lion’s signature SUV are slightly higher than those of the Renault model, with a length of 4.30 meters, width of 1.77 m (only 1 cm less than the Mégane E-Tech) and 1.53 m (+3 cm than the Mégane E-Tech). However, the wheelbase for the Peugeot model is somewhat shorter, with a 2.60 m wheelbase.
In the mechanical range of the Peugeot e-2008 only a version powered by a 100 kW (136 hp) front electric motor and 50 kW gross capacity batteryh. According to the data approved by the manufacturer, a autonomy in WLTP cycle of up to 325 km. In all cases, the maximum speed is limited to 150 km / h and the fastest time to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h occurs in 8.1 seconds.
As is often the case for electric vehicles, the e-2008 also features various on-the-go energy retention / recovery modes (up to two modes, compared to four on the Mégane E-Tech), depending on the intensity or total amount of energy recovered.
In how many to loading times announced by Peugeot, these are the following: if you connect it to a household or conventional 3.7 kW AC socket, the estimated full charge of the battery is about 16 hours, time that is reduced to about 8 hours if it is plugged into a 7.4 kW outlet; It also can connect to a socket up to 11 kW, in which case the charging time drops to 5 hours. This electric SUV also supports fast charges of up to 50 kW and 100 kW, through which the time to reach a charge level of up to 80 percent (with a previous very low charge level) is of 1 hour (for the 50 kW socket) or a half an hour (for the 100 KW socket).
The Official boot volume volume is 405 liters and in its interior presentation the concept of i-cockpit configurationwith a display behind the wheel and a display for the multimedia system with digital technology (and, of course, the distinctive small-size steering wheel of the Peugeot with i-cockpit-style interiors).