The Renault Megane E-Tech EV 220 Techno, which costs 50,100 euros, comes to the consumption check.
With its 300 Newton meters, the Megane is no slouch and sprints to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. It dispenses with a permanent magnet in the rotor. Instead, he relies on a current-excited coil. This saves rare earths and brings advantages when sailing.
, The fact that efficiency is now being written about again is also due to the fact that the Megane primarily triggers roller coaster feelings during intermediate sprints and less in curves. Although it reacts directly and willingly to steering commands and supports itself well against lateral forces, it seems as if the Megane is always fighting itself a little. There's not a lot of feedback in the steering wheel, and there seems to be a constant conflict between comfort and sport. The steering characteristic is inharmonious and, above all, not always linear, which is why it is difficult to drive a clean line. The chassis leaves the Megane some freedom in favor of suspension comfort, it doesn't stick tightly and tautly to the road. On short waves, however, it still bounces woodenly. In addition, the structure is always slightly in motion at higher speeds, so that in the end one wonders who the Renault actually wants to be in terms of character. And what about the fuel and maintenance costs?
Our test consumption
Renault specifies a WLTP consumption of 16.1 kWh per 100 kilometers for the Megane E-Tech EV 220 Techno. He moves away from this value in everyday life. We have determined an average consumption of 24.4 kWh, which causes electricity costs of 12.93 euros per 100 kilometers. On the Eco lap, the Renault used 19.2 kWh, while on the Commuter route it consumed 23.9 kWh. If the Renault was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 31.9 kWh. In November 2022, auto motor und sport calculated a total average price per kWh of charging current for using an electric car in Germany: 52.96 (rounded 53) cents.
Monthly maintenance costs
If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco tour, you reduce the electricity costs for 100 kilometers to 10.18 euros. The rather violent gait results in a sum of 16.91 euros. The vehicle tax costs 0 euros per year for the Renault, the liability insurance is 368 euros. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 86 and 519 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 274 euros are paid by those who drive the Renault 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is double, the sum increases to 503 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.
This is how it is tested
This is how auto motor und sport measures the power consumption: 70% commuter consumption: short distances of 21 km driven several times with 70% city, 30% overland share.15% eco-consumption: economically driven driving profile using the maximum range with urban, rural and motorway sections. Motorway speed 130 km/h. 15% sports driver consumption: Constant driving with 80% Vmax (maximum 160 km/h) plus consumption information from a comparison drive, country road and motorway.
The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The basis for the calculation is the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance. ,
In the auto motor und sport test consumption, the Renault Megane E-Tech EV 220 Techno, which costs 50,100 euros, ends up with an average value of 24.4 kWh per 100 kilometers. This means that the electricity costs over this distance are 12.93 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 274 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 503 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).