Due on our forecourts in the coming weeks, the new Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric has today been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. The Megane E-Tech scored 85 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent on child occupation protection, 65 per cent for vulnerable road users and 79 per cent for safety assist.
The Megane E-Tech is the first of a new generation of electric vehicles to benefit from the advanced CMF-EV electric car platform, blending increased efficiency and range with optimum safety. It is available with two battery options: 40kWh for a range of up to 186 miles (WLTP), and 60kWh for up to 292 miles of range (WLTP). AC 22 and DC charging up to 130kW are standard, allowing for faster charging and up to 186 miles in just 30 minutes.
Occupant safety scores of the new Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric are attained via its stiff body structure and seven airbags, while a total of 26 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) saw it achieve its high mark for safety assist.
The ADAS features are divided into three categories: driving, parking and safety. Active Driver Assist, which is now classed as Level 2 vehicle autonomy, combines contextual adaptive cruise control with “Stop & Go and Lane Keeping Assist. Also included is Rear Automatic Emergency Braking, an automatic emergency braking system that activates when the driver is reversing. The system initially provides a visual and audible initial warning, with the brakes automatically applied should the driver not react.
The smart speed limiter uses a front camera and the navigation system to determine the current speed limit as quickly as possible and adjusts the speed limiter, cruise control, or adaptive cruise control to suit, while Occupant Safe Exit (OSE) that warns an occupant of an approaching vehicle, motorcycle or cyclist as they open a car door.
A very appropriate and helpful QR code is affixed to the windscreen of the new Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric, which in the event of an accident can be quickly scanned by rescue teams to reveal the location of the car’s battery and airbags for quick and risk-free cutting. The inclusion of the QR code can save up to 15 minutes on the time it takes to extract an occupant in the event of a crash.