Renault is rapidly pushing ahead with the expansion of electromobility under the “ZE” label. This year the compact five-door Megane E-Tech Electric was presented with two engines. The basic model is offered with 96 kW/131 hp. We extensively tested the more powerful version with 160/218 hp and the large battery pack in the summer. The station wagon can be used as an all-rounder for long tours and varied leisure activities.
In recent years, the Renault Group has invested in the production site for electric motors in Cléon. Now the plant has opened and Renault has presented the prospects for the new electric motors. The ambitious goal is to have the Renault brand fully electric in Europe by 2030. With three new electric motors, the course is set for the future.
In the last NCAP crash test from December 2021, the base model Zoe "Zen" did not get a single star in the overall rating. The shock at Renault must have been very deep, because the first test in 2013 was still a full 5 stars. However, the revised safety standards in the crash test now make the basic model look significantly worse. Renault reacted to this with the current revision of the price list.
After the Hippie Caviar Hotel 2021 study, Renault is bringing out another camping version at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2022 for hobby campers and sports fans as a show car. The Hippie Caviar Motel based on the Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric is the more compact version of the hotel and is a mobile companion for all outdoor sports activities and outdoor experiences.
With the announcement of the new Renault Megane in 2020, Renault announced new standards in drive, charging and battery technology. This includes compact batteries and the CCS fast charging connection as standard. When looking at the price list, there are some interesting extras to consider.
After Volkswagen's major change in strategy, Renault is also accelerating its conversion to a manufacturer of electric cars. The focus has shifted to fundamental changes from development to production and recycling. Classics such as the Renault 5 and what is currently known as the “4ever” are also expected to experience a renaissance as electric models. According to its own information, the Renault Group will bring ten new fully electric models onto the market by 2025.