The Renault Megane E-Tech, also known as the MeganE, has reached the final stages of development – the production model is likely to be ready by the end of this year.
The Renault Megane E-Tech, a new French electric vehicle, is likely to make its global appearance by the end of the year. For now, Renault has made some pictures of its highly camouflaged pre-production model to give us an idea of what to expect from the mid-size electric crossover.
For starters, according to Renault, the Megane E-Tech gets a 60kWh battery, which powers the motor fixed on the front wheels. The Megane E-Tech is based on the ‘CMF-EV’ platform, which also underpins the Nissan Ariya. The platform is capable of housing another motor to power the rear axle, which will make the Megane E-Tech an all-wheel-drive electric crossover. Will, there be a dual-motor Megane E-Tech in the future? We do not know yet. What we do know, however, is that the Megane E-Tech, or MeganE (pronounced Mégane e) produces a total of 214bhp and has a claimed range of 450km. Renault is yet to reveal the charging time for the new crossover.
Renault will test a total of 30 pre-production models in the coming months in the same camouflage livery that you see in these pictures (courtesy of Renault Designs). The Renault MeganE is likely to be sold in the European markets – the sale is to begin by the final quarter of 2021.
Renault India currently retails four vehicles, and the French carmaker’s Indian arm hasn’t shown any signs of electrification yet. But we will appreciate a mid-size all-electric crossover from Renault India, which could rival the Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV, especially since the company’s presence in the premium SUV segment, which was earlier occupied by the Koleos, has been vacant for over years. Also, the absence of the Renault Captur weakens its position in the Indian market.