Renault Megane E-Tech: 5 things we like and 5 things we don’t like

The 5 things we liked best and the 5 things we liked least after testing Renault Megane E-Tech

After testing the Renault Megane E-Tech for several days, providing you with a full review and a real-world range test, here are the 5 things we liked best and 5 things we liked least about this all-electric car.

The 5 things we liked the most

1.- Operating system

It integrates Android Automotive, which allows access to many of the most popular Google APPs, such as Google Maps, without needing a smartphone. In addition, the route planning includes the stops we will have to make to charge.

2.- Driving

We were pleasantly surprised by the smooth and comfortable ride offered by this Renault Megane E-Tech, offering several driving levels to suit our needs.

3.- Design

We liked the design, both inside and out, with curved lines that soften the exterior and give the impression of a larger car. Inside, there are details that make a difference, such as the ambient lighting.

4.- Rear-view mirror

It offers two modes: the classic mirror mode or the other mode, which shows the display of the rear camera, offering greater visibility, which is perhaps somewhat limited in the conventional mirror mode as the rear window is somewhat small.

5.- Levers

It allows you to control the level of recuperation through a paddle located on the back of the steering wheel, thus offering the possibility of choosing the option that suits you best in each case, instantly.

The 5 things we liked least

1.- Controls

Inside, there are too many controls on the Renault Megane E-Tech, located behind the steering wheel. There are too many levers to control different functions of the car, which makes it quite complicated to use, and it looks a bit old-fashioned given the trend towards minimalist interiors with fewer and fewer physical buttons.

2.- Panoramic roof

Something that we have missed in this vehicle is the fact that it does not have a panoramic roof. Panoramic roofs provide more space, and given that this is a vehicle with not very large dimensions, but with room for five occupants, it would have been better to have a panoramic roof to make the passenger compartment seem more spacious.

3.- e-Pedal

There is no e-Pedal function, so the car cannot be driven with a single pedal as it does not come to a complete stop when you take your foot off the accelerator. This is a very convenient function in electric vehicles, and we are surprised that Reanault has not included it, considering the number of regenerative braking modes it offers.

4.- ‘Start’ button

As we have said before, this is a very personal opinion, as other users may like the fact that electric vehicles have a start button, but in our case we feel it is not necessary and makes starting the car take more steps than is really necessary.

5.- Marketing of the vehicle

We feel that the way in which the Renault Megane E-Tech has been marketed is poorly focused, as the versions have been differentiated by charging power, which in our opinion, should not be an option if the vehicle can really support more charging power. In addition, too many variants of each version have been created in relation to this charging power, which makes the user end up making a mess when choosing one.

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