- All New Renault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric wins ‘Technology Award’ at DrivingElectric Awards 2023
- Praised for setting a new class benchmark for in-car connectivity and usability
- DrivingElectric says the multimedia system in the All New Megane E-Tech 100% Electric is “one of the best systems we’ve ever tested”
- Renault Captur E-Tech also wins ‘Best Small Hybrid Car’ at DrivingElectric Awards 2023 for the second consecutive year
- Praised for being smooth, comfortable and efficient
The All New Renault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric has underlined its cutting-edge engineering and equipment after winning the ‘Technology Award’ at the DrivingElectric Awards 2023.
The DrivingElectric judges praised the All New Renault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric for its 9-inch OpenR link multimedia system that has Google built-in from the Techno trim. It offers a combination of real-time navigation from Google Maps, hands-free help from Google Assistant and ease of access to users’ favourite apps from the Google PlayStore.
Richard Ingram, Editor at DrivingElectric said: “With its 9-inch touchscreen and intuitive Google software, the Renault Megane E-Tech sets a new class benchmark for in-car connectivity and usability. It’s responsive and the graphics are sharp; it’s quite simply one of the best systems we’ve ever tested.”
The annual DrivingElectric Awards celebrate the very best electric and hybrid cars on sale. The 2023 awards are the biggest yet, with 28 different categories spanning hot hatchbacks to home chargers.
Guillaume Sicard, Country Head UK & Managing Director Renault Brand UK, added: “The All New Megane E-Tech 100% Electric demonstrates all that Renault has learnt in over a decade of manufacturing class-leading electric vehicles. This latest award recognises how its technology reaches far beyond its advanced drivetrain, providing customers with the essential convenience and connectivity that is not only designed to meet their needs today but also in the future.”
The All New Renault Megane E-Tech 100% Electric is the first of a new generation of electric vehicles built on the advanced CMF-EV platform, styled within the brand’s ‘sensual tech’ design language and the first model to wear the new ‘Nouvel’R’ logo. It also features up to 22 advances driving assistance systems.
With an electric driving range of up to 280 miles (WLTP), and up to 130kW DC charging, capable of recovering 155 miles range in under 30 minutes, the All New Megane E-Tech also features a class-leading digital experience with a 12.3-inch dashboard display, 9-inch multimedia display, and Android Automotive OS with integrated Google services from the Techno trim.
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Meanwhile, the Renault Captur E-Tech has scooped the ‘Best Small Hybrid Car’ award for the second consecutive year.
Following its success at last year’s DrivingElectric Awards, the Renault Captur E-Tech retained its title at the 2023 ceremony after impressing the popular website’s expert judging panel with its attractive blend of efficiency and refinement.
Richard Ingram, Editor at DrivingElectric said: "Hybrid technology used to be the preserve of bigger family cars, but now you can reap the benefits of electrification in a small-car package. The Renault Captur is the best of the bunch; smooth, comfortable and efficient, it’s our favourite Small Hybrid Car for 2023.”
Guillaume Sicard, Country Head UK & Managing Director Renault Brand UK, added: “We are delighted to accept this award and even more pleased that it is the second consecutive year that DrivingElectric has chosen to name the Captur E-Tech as the best small hybrid car available. It’s an achievement we are very proud of, and it recognises how the Captur provides those considering an electrified car with a great deal of choice and a highly usable solution that suits their own circumstances and preferences.”
The Renault Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid offers the best of both worlds, combining the benefits of an advanced electric drivetrain with the ability to effortlessly handle much longer journeys. It offers a range of up to 30 miles (WLTP) in pure-electric mode and although developing 160hp, can return up to 217.3mpg (WLTP combined) and emit as little as 30g/km CO2. Its usability extends to a full charge from a domestic plug socket being possible in only 4 hours and 15 minutes, with a normal wallbox completing the task in three hours.
With no need for plug-in charging, the Renault Captur E-Tech full hybrid benefits those that wish to reduce running costs without changing their driving habits. It provides a fun yet efficient driving experience thanks to its responsive electric motors, fuel economy of up to 60.1 mpg (WLTP combined), and a smooth and silent automatic gearbox.
For added peace-of-mind, both full hybrid or plug-in hybrid models come complete with an eight-year (or 100,000) mile battery warranty.
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