At Somos Eléctricos we put the Renault Megane E-Tech to the test and drive over 200 kilometres to find out its real range.
Today we bring you a new range test of an electric car that is giving a lot to talk about, the Renault Megane E-Tech, and one of the fixed questions of a person when buying an electric car is the following: How many kilometres can I do with this car without having to stop?
That’s why when we test an electric car we like to put it through this range test, which consists of a total of 200 kilometres and which allows us to have a figure for real use and real range under normal circumstances. And what does this really mean?
This means travelling at a speed of 120 km/h, listening to music, with the climate control on and driving as we normally do.
With all this and every 50 kilometres we check some of the car’s parameters, such as average speed and fuel consumption up to that moment, and the fact is that consumption varies throughout the test because it depends on the orography of the route/road.
And on this point, the orography, we want to be as honest as possible and therefore we look for routes and trips whose orography is as variable as possible, in other words, we do not look for routes with a flat gradient. We want to push the vehicle to the extreme.
All these factors allow us to get an average consumption that is much closer to the real use that a user will make of the vehicle and we avoid giving a total autonomy figure that is very different from what the customer will actually get when he/she buys the car.
We know that these reasons mean that the average range and consumption differ from that offered by the brand, but we believe that this is the best way to know the most realistic range possible.
Below is a video test of the real consumption and range of the Renault Megane E-Tech.
To sum up, the average fuel consumption obtained in the Renault Megane E-Tech range test was 19.3 kWh/100 km.
Given that the Renault Megane E-Tech has a 60 kWh battery, this gives a total range of 310 kilometres on the motorway at 120 km/h, which is far from the approved range of 450 kilometres.
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