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Here’s What We Expect From The 2022 Renault Megane eVision

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The family-centric ‘Megane’ nameplate from Renault is going all-electric for the next generation.

Electric vehicles are rapidly evolving and, more and more automakers are jumping onto the silent revolution. We already have a great bunch of electric cars with Tesla leading the pack. The likes of Audi and Mercedes-Benz are slowly catching up with their electric-only e-Tron and EQ line-up respectively. In terms of the Japs, Nissan is bringing out a pretty impressive EV with the 2022 Ariya that is built from the ground up.

Talking of which, they are part of a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance that allows the three automakers to share components and co-develop. This is where the Renault Megane eVision comes into play. The next-generation of Renault’s best-selling hatchback – Megane, will be all-electric. The 2022 Renault Megan eVision gives us an insight into the mechanical and aesthetic aspects of the car.

The concept car is very close to its production phase, and we can expect most of those cool design cues to be retained. Renault still hasn’t entered The US which makes this forbidden fruit for now at least. We think that the Megane eVision will pave Renault’s comeback, as its shared platform and features with the Nissan Ariya eases up initial hurdles of an initial impression. The production car will most probably also carry the same name – Megane eVision.

The family-centric ‘Megane’ nameplate from Renault is going all-electric for the next generation. The 2022 Renault Megane eVision will share its platform with the Nissan Ariya.

2022 Renault Megane EVision Pricing And Competition

The launch of Renault Megane eVision is still skeptical in the US, as Renault has been one of those amazing automakers that don’t sell their cars in the USA. But this might turn out to be its ticket into the USA. But for now, a Europe launch is confirmed in 2022 with a starting price of around €35,000 which equals around $41,500. If launched, the 2022 Renault Megane eVision will go up against the likes of Nissan Ariya (its technical twin), Volkswagen ID.4, Kia e-Niro, and Hyundai Kona Electric.

2022 Renault Megane EVision Powertrain And Performance

The base model will be powered by a single 214 hp front-mounted motor and pump out 221 lb-ft. This will help this French car to surge from 0-60 mph in under 8 seconds. It uses the same modular  CMF-EV platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. It will also pack a water-cooling system that will help the battery pack and electric motor to maintain its cool even under stressful driving conditions and quick charging scenarios.

But a more beefed-up version with 400 hp will be pitched in later that will probably be the Alpina variant. It will be a dual-motor layout but the battery pack would be lower than 90 kWh, most probably, the same 87 kWh pack from the Ariya. It also packs a new Energy Recovery System (ERS) that extracts heat generated from the powertrain and uses it to warm up the cabin in cold conditions. Thus paving for a sustained closed system.

2022 Renault Megane EVision Charging, Range, And MPGe

It the most efficient layout, the Renault Megan eVision can travel for about 260 miles (WLTP) on a full charge. Morover, fast charging with a 130 kW charger also helps the eVision to charge from 0 to 70% in about 30 minutes with the optimum conditions. Official range figures are not out but if the Megane is as good as its speculations, then it might topple the top performers in the EV world. To put a different perspective on charging, the Megane eVision can be driven for 124 miles with just 30 minutes of charge from a DC source.