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Renault Mégane E-Tech

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

76
%
A

Used car score:

75
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
B

Safety Rating:

77
%
B

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

80
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

76
%
A

Used car score:

75
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

71
%
B

Safety Rating:

77
%
B

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

80
%
A

Summary


The Renault Mégane E-Tech is an electric (EV) crossover-style hatchback, which the company claims is the lightest medium-sized electric car on the market. It arrived in the UK at the end of 2022.

The Mégane E-Tech replaces the traditional Mégane hatchback and estate model in the Renault line-up. Although it has shares the same name, the new EV carries basically nothing over from the previous petrol-powered Mégane. With its bulkier exterior styling and raised ground clearance, it is more comparable to the Kadjar SUV/crossover.

Using a 60kWh battery to produce 220hp and a promised battery range of 280 miles, it has been well received by the British motoring media so far, commended for its ride comfort efficiency, as well as being described as “seriously stylish” by Carwow.

Auto Trader suggests that “it’s a convincing alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen ID.3“, while pointing to the Mégane E-Tech’s competitive battery range and extensive list of on-board tech features, and also mentioning the car’s quiet nature on the road.

“Its only real weakness is its practicality”, Car Keys explains. Reviewers generally agree that Mégane E-Tech has a relatively short boot that isn’t very convenient, while a few outlets have criticised the electric hatchback for its small rear window that limits rearwards visibility.

As of February 2024, the Renault Mégane E-Tech holds a New Car Expert Rating of 76%. It gets top marks for its low running costs and zero tailpipe emissions, while its safety rating and media scores are also good. The only caveat is that we don’t yet have reliability data, so check back again soon.

Mégane E-Tech highlights

  • Stylish inside and out
  • Plenty of on-board tech
  • Intuitive infotainment
  • Competitive battery range
  • Comfortable ride

Mégane E-Tech lowlights

  • Boot design is not very practical
  • High boot access
  • Limited rear headroom
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Not all that exciting to drive

Key specifications


Body style: Medium five-door hatchback
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £35,995 on-road

Launched: Summer 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Move Electric

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What Car?

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Which EV?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: March 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 85%
Child protection: 88%
Vulnerable road users: 65%
Safety assist: 79%

Euro NCAP conducted crash tests on the mid-range ‘Techno’ trim of the Renault Mégane E-Tech in Spring 2022- the model acheiving a full five-star rating with favourable adult and child occupant protection scores.

However, the test results indicate that the Mégane E-Tech is not the best in its class when it comes to mitigating damage to vunerable road users in potential crash scenarios.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: EV60 160 kW Electric FWD Automatic

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2022
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 10 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 9.4 / 10
Greenhouse Gas Index: 9.6 / 10

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of February 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Renault Mégane E-Tech to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Mégane E-Tech, we’ll publish the results here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models280 milesB280 – 280 milesB – B
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models4.7 m/KWhA4.7 – 4.7 m/KWhA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models26B26 – 27B – B
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£247B
Year 2£521B
Year 3£896B
Year 4£1,028B
Year 5£1,401B
Overall£4,093B

The Renault Mégane E-Tech is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The Mégane is very efficient and battery range is good, so you’ll have plenty of charge for all your day-to-day driving needs. Insurance should be competitive and servicing costs are also reasonable, although some EVs are cheaper.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Renault Mégane E-Tech has received

2022

  • DrivingElectric Awards – Technology Award
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Medium Electric Car
  • Top Gear Awards – Best Electric Hatch + Best Famiily Hatch

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Renault Mégane E-Tech, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q4 e-tron | BMW iX3 | BYD Atto 3 | Citroën ë-C4 | Ford Mustang Mach-EHyundai Kona Electric | Kia Niro EV | Mazda MX-30 | Mercedes-Benz EQA | Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid | Nissan Leaf | Peugeot e-2008 | Skoda Enyaq | Subaru SolterraToyota bZ4X | Volkswagen ID.4


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The Renault Megane E-Tech is an all-electric hatchback commended for its battery range and stylish looks, though rivals are more practical.Renault Mégane E-Tech