Renault is removing the entry-level EV40 from its electric Mégane E-Tech, and therefore losing its least expensive configuration with a small engine and small battery.
Without saying a word, Renault upgraded the range of its electric Mégane E-Tech on March 1, with the removal of the small 40 kWh battery. This served as an entry ticket with the EV40 version, associated with a 130 hp electric motor. Was it less popular with customers because of its short range (about 240 km)? Or is it to leave more room for the Zoe, and the future R5?
If the small 40 kWh battery disappears, this is not the case with the 130 hp engine. This is still available on the Evolution ER version dedicated to professionals, which combines a small motor and a large battery (and a slightly revised style) to promote autonomy. However, this version does not appear in the configurator on the Renault site.
Rising entry price
The removal of the EV40 version of the Mégane therefore automatically increases the prices since customers no longer have any choice but to opt for the large 60 kWh battery. The Mégane now starts at a minimum of €42,000 in the Equilibre finish, or €3,000 more than the old entry-level model which started at €39,000. However, the choice is still left between two charging powers for alternating current (7 kW in “Super Charge” version, 22 kW in “Optimum Charge”), with a €2,000 difference between the two versions.
By deducting the ecological bonus of €5,000 to which it is entitled, the French electric compact drops to €37,000. It remains more expensive than its competitor MG4 (from €29,990, or €24,990 with bonus), but also than the Tesla Model 3 which recently lowered its prices. The American sedan is displayed at €44,990, or €39,990 after deducting the bonus.
Renault Mégane E-Tech electric price (March 2023):
- EV60 220ch Super Charge (AC 7 kW / DC 130 kW) : 42 000 €
- EV60 220 ch Optimum Charge (AC 22 kW / DC 130 kW) : 44 000 €
Evolution ER (reserved for professionals)
- EV60 130 ch Super Charge (AC 7 kW) : 43 000 €
- EV60 130 ch Optimum Charge (AC 22 kW) : 45 000 €
- EV60 220ch Super Charge (AC 7 kW) : 44 500 €
- EV60 220 ch Optimum Charge (AC 22 kW) : 46 500 €
- EV60 220ch Super Charge (AC 7 kW) : 46 500 €
- EV60 220 ch Optimum Charge (AC 22 kW) : 48 500 €
Photos : DR.
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