Think of the Renault Megane eVision as the answer to the VW ID.3.
The world of cars is going through a massive paradigm shift, with most car makers dedicated to reducing their carbon footprints by massive margins. The French company Renault is one of those and hopes to be a big player in the EV game for years to come. Renault has this week launched its inaugural eWays event running from 15th to 27th October 2020. The event will showcase Renault's new Mégane eVision, an advanced EV that will compete with the Tesla Model 3 in European markets. This comes hot off the news that the Volkswagen ID.3 will be cheaper than the Model 3, further stoking the flames of competition. The Mégane eVision will be the first in the Renault lineup to make use of its new dedicated modular platform for EVs called CMF-EV. This forms part of Renault's plan to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% compared to 2010 and to get down to zero impact by 2050.
This new Megane is set to change the game for Reanult and will use cutting edge technology, including the thinnest batteries on the market and a compact powertrain design which will increase interior space and keep weight to a minimum. The Mégane eVision will use a 60 kWh battery, and DC charging of up to 130 kW will allow for class-leading charging times. Power outputs are pegged at 216 horsepower. The exterior of the eVision takes inspiration from Renault's MORPHOZ concept car and features soft flowing lines, large wheels, and attractive LED Matrix lights in the front. The floating roof is finished off in an attractive gold color. The interior features Renault's LivingScreen instrument panel, and the CMF-EV platform provides class-leading interior space and can accommodate a number of powertrain configurations.
Luca De Meo, CEO, Groupe Renault, said: "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. We fully leveraged the potential of pure electric platform to re-invent the classical hatchback in an emotional way. 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 of packaging." The new Mégane eVision might be an exciting prospect, but the new CMF-EV platform is the real winner here and will pave the way for many EV offerings from Renault in the future, and in turn possible EVs from corporate partner, Nissan. The production version of this cutting-edge Megane will be introduced to the UK market in 2022.