Sold several months ago, the new Mégane E-Tech had not yet passed our measurement database to verify its autonomy. Now it’s done, with results that don’t shuffle the cards of this little universe.
For Renault, as for so many other manufacturers, the 2020s rhymes with massive electrification. If the Losange started “the great green march” with the Zoé in 2013, it is the Renault Mégane E-Tech that plays the role of standard-bearer of 100% electric. It must be said that for this second “zero emission” Renault has reached the mark. If it weren’t for its pretty classic plastic and its average rear skill, 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 their true autonomies. Because if Renault communicates well over 470 km on average in the WLTP cycle before having to recharge, our first tests behind the wheel already allow us to take shorter distances in real life. To verify this, we put the French through our traditional battery of tests in Montlhéry. What to measure not only its autonomy in our different cycles, but also to determine the consumption of the on-board charger, decisive for the average consumption.
Also read: 3 good electric cars to come out of the Tesla Model 3 and Renault Zoe
A good autonomy/performance ratio
With its 60 kWh battery, the Renault Mégane E-Tech can travel just over 350 km in the city. An honorable score, but not much progress compared to a Zoé R135 or R110, both equipped with a 52 kWh battery. And on this route, the compact Renault is still far from the duo Kia e-Niro and Kona Electric, which swallow more than 450 km. On the other hand, the Mégane reaches the highway, with consumption finally very close to the citywhich makes it an asset to the inhabitants of large cities who move between the center and the periphery. On the road, Renault suffers a little, but it does not fare worse than the competition. It still 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 numbers overwhelmed by the energy of the on-board charger. With a calculated average of 19.5 kWh/100 km, it’s still 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 era, the 220 hp French car does 0 to 100 km in 7.6 and goes from 80 to 120 km/h in 4 seconds.
All Renault Mégane Electric Verified numbers against the competition
Autonomy of the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech compared to its competition
|Model||battery capacity||city autonomy||road lane||Highway autonomy||Average consumption|
|ModelRenault Megane E-Tech||battery capacity60 kWh||city autonomy356km||road autonomy342km||Highway autonomy245km||Average consumption19.5 kWh/100 km|
|ModelTesla Model 3 Standard||battery capacity55 kWh||city autonomy318km||road lane278km||Highway autonomy233km||Average consumption18.7 kWh/100 km|
|ModelVolkswagen ID.3||battery capacity58 kWh||city autonomy335km||road lane283km||Highway autonomy220km||Average consumption20.6 kWh/100 km|
|ModelRenault Zoe R110||battery capacity52 kWh||city autonomy395km||road lane280km||freeway lane220km||Average consumption21.9 kWh/100 km|
|ModelHyundai Kona Electric||battery capacity64 kWh||city autonomy480km||road lane380km||Highway autonomy265km||Average consumption16.4 kWh/100 km|
Performance of the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech compared to the competition
|Measure||Renault Megane E-Tech||Tesla Model 3 Standard||Volkswagen ID.3||Renault Zoe R110||Hyundai Kona Electric|
|Measure0 to 60km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech4.3 seconds||Tesla Model 3 Standard3.3 seconds||Volkswagen ID.33.7 seconds||Renault Zoe R1104.9 seconds||Hyundai Kona Electric3.7 seconds|
|Measure0 to 100km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech7.6 seconds||Tesla Model 3 Standard6s||Volkswagen ID.37.6 seconds||Renault Zoe R11011.2 seconds||Hyundai Kona Electric7.3 seconds|
|Measure1000m DA||Renault Megane E-Tech29.2 seconds||Tesla Model 3 Standard26.4 seconds||Volkswagen ID.329.3 seconds||Renault Zoe R11034.1 seconds||Hyundai Kona Electric28.4 seconds|
|Measure60 to 100 km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech3.3 seconds||Tesla Model 3 Standard2.6 seconds||Volkswagen ID.33.6 seconds||Renault Zoe R1106.3 seconds||Hyundai Kona Electric3.5 seconds|
|Measure80 to 120 km/h||Renault Megane E-Tech4 seconds||Tesla Model 3 Standard3.5 seconds||Volkswagen ID.34.9 seconds||Renault Zoe R1109 seconds||Hyundai Kona Electric4.5 seconds|
Compare the real range of the best electric cars according to our standardized measurement cycle. Battery capacity, consumption, autonomy, we’ll tell you everything!