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Renault to Debut its First Compact Full-Electric Vehicle

Renault to Debut its First Compact Full-Electric Vehicle

The new Megane E-Tech Electric based on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-EV platform features two power levels, two battery ranges, in-built Google functions, and an infotainment system.

 

France: Renault is all set to introduce its first compact hatchback EV, Megane E-Tech in the first quarter of 2022, inculcating state-of-the-art software and optimized connectivity to provide ultimate driving experiences. Despite the compact design of the electric vehicle, Megane E-Tech offers great roominess on the inside. Its direct yet precise steering provides dynamism on the road, supported by two front-drive motors, 130bhp and 220bhp, and two battery capacities, 40kWh, and 60kWh. Thanks to OpenR display and the new OpenR Link multimedia system, the all-Electric Megane E-Tech blends seamlessly into the digital ecosystem of its user for a helpful and personalized riding experience. Megane can take 130kW on a DC-output, adding 190 miles in just half an hour and the battery is capable to cool off just before a recharge stop to prevent overheating.

 

Megane E-Tech incorporates a heat pump system so that the car’s range, performance, and efficiency are not compromised in cold environments. Available in six different and elegant colors such as Rafale Grey, Schist Grey, Midnight Blue, Flame Red, Diamond Black, and Glacier White, the car can also be customized enabling 30 possible combinations, which impacts a strong sense of character and sportiness. Additionally, the car also features brand-new full-LED lighting in the front and back that expresses its modernity. The mood lighting brings the interior to life with light strips along with the dashboard, door panels, and smartphone dock that changes every 30 minutes. The innovative Cocoon Effect Technology’’ brings a level of audio comfort, which weighs 3 kilos lesser than regular soundproofing enhanced by additional door lining. With four interchangeable brake levels, the all-new Megane E-Tech optimizes regenerative braking for intuitive city driving. 

Unveiling the new Megane E-Tech at the Munich auto show, the Renault CEO said, “With this vehicle, Renault will hit the core of the C segment [compact] market in Europe. The stakes are very high when you consider that the C segment represents 40 percent of the European market.” He further added, “With the new Megane, we think we have reinvented the classic European hatchback in an emotional way. This allows us to reconnect with what in the past has made Renault successful.”

 

According to TechSci Research, “The new EV models featuring hi-tech design, enhanced efficiency, performance, and low-cost ownership have the potential to attract a significant percentage of the car-buying public. Hence, automakers are rapidly electrifying large portions of their fleet to keep up with the growing demand. By 2030, every one in four cars will be battery-powered, and the figure is expected to increase even further by 2050.”

 

According to TechSci Research report on Europe Electric Passenger Car Market By Vehicle Type (Hatchback, Sedan and SUV), By Technology Type (Battery Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), By Driving Range, By Country, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023”, Europe electric passenger car market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 29% and reach a value of USD72.4 billion by 2023. The growth can be attributed to the continuous expansion in the charging infrastructure and rising government subsidies to promote the adoption of EVs for reducing demand for fuels. 

According to another TechSci research report on “Global Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Market By Vehicle Type (Two Wheeler, Four Wheeler and Commercial Vehicle), By Type (AC and DC), By Charging Mode (Plug-in and Wireless), By Installed Location (Residential and Commercial), By Connector Type (UK 3-Pin, Industrial Commando, Type 1, Type 2, CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla’s Proprietary Supercharger Connectors), By Type of Charging (Slow and Fast), By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026, the global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market is anticipated to reach USD36.72 billion in 2026 with the rising demand for electric vehicles globally. Besides, increasing level of pollution and exacerbating fuel prices are propelling the demand for EVs, which in turn is accelerating the global electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 

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