As expected, today Renault unveiled two new electric cars, the Renault Mégane eVision and the Dacia Spring Electric that will be on sale next year.
On the occasion of Renault eWays, an unprecedented event dedicated to the electric mobility of today and tomorrow, Groupe Renault is committing to carbon neutrality by 2050 in Europe and is unveiling two new electric vehicles:
- Renault Mégane eVision: a dynamic compact hatchback for a new generation of electric vehicles
- Dacia Spring Electric: the new Dacia revolution with the most affordable electric car in Europe
Renault Mégane eVision
Renault Mégane eVision, a new electric compact hatchback
Renault presents the Mégane eVision show car and reinvents the model of the compact hatchback by combining the codes of the coupe and the SUV. 100% electric, this show car with an innovative style benefits from the brand-new platform CMF-EV dedicated to electric. An asset that allows it to move away from the traditional dimensions and codes of the segment to propose new lines and new proportions. The result is a hatchback with contained exterior dimensions and record habitability.
Nearly 10 years ago, Renault knew to go electric. This expertise now allows us to launch a whole new generation of electric models, of which the Mégane eVision is the symbol.
25 years after its launch, a new page opens for the Mégane.
- Length: 4.210 mm
- Wheelbase: 2.700 mm
- Width: 1.800 mm
- Height: 1.505 mm
- Weight: 1.650 kg
- Wheels: 20 inches
- Tyres: Continental 245/40 ZR 20
- Drive: Front-wheel
- Motor: 160 kW (217 hp) and 300 N.m of torque
- Charge: AC up to 22 kW, DC up to 130 kW
- Battery: 60 kWh – 400 V
- WLTP range: 450 km
- Seats: 5
- Platform: CMF-EV (same as Nissan ARIYA)
This stunning electric car will basically be the more affordable version of the Nissan ARIYA and a great alternative to the very popular Hyundai Kona Electric.
Dacia Spring Electric
Dacia Spring Electric, the new r-EV-olution from Dacia
Dacia presents its small trendy city car marketed since 2021: the Dacia Spring Electric. After Logan and Duster, Dacia Spring is about to revolutionize the market by making electric power accessible to everyone. Whether it’s individual, shared or professional mobility, Spring offers a simple, reliable and accessible solution.
With its disruptive SUV look, it is equipped with 4 real seats, a record habitability, a simple and reliable electric powertrain and a reassuring range. Light and compact, the Spring Electric can run 225 km in mixed WLTP cycle and 295 km in WLTP City, guaranteeing a high versatility of urban but also peri-urban use.
- Length: 3.734 mm
- Wheelbase: 2.423 mm
- Width: 1.622 mm
- Height: 1.516 mm
- Ground clearance: 150 mm
- Wheels: 14 inches
- Turning radius: 4,8 m
- Motor: 33 kW (equivalent to 44 hp) and 125 N.m of torque, limited to 23 kW in ECO mode
- Top speed: 125 km/h, limited to 100 km/h in ECO mode
- Charge: AC up to 6,6 kW, DC up to 30 kW (optional)
- Battery: 26,8 kWh
- WLTP combined range: 225 km (140 miles)
- WLTP city range: 295 km (183 miles)
- Seats: 4
- Vehicle warranty: 3 years or 100.000 km (62.140 miles)
- Battery warranty: 8 years or 120.000 km (74.600 miles)
Surprisingly this affordable electric car has automatic emergency braking (AEB) that is active from 7 to 170 km/h (4 to 106 mph). An important safety feature that the Renault Twingo ZE and the VW triplets don’t have.
In addition to the AEB, I’m positively surprised with the WLTP range and efficiency of the Dacia Spring Electric. I was already convinced that the range would be only 200 km.
Anyway, we still don’t how good price and availability will be in each European country. However, Renault does seem to be one of the few legacy automakers actually interested in selling electric cars.