The All-New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.
The all-electric model scored 85% for adult occupant protection, 88% on child occupation protection, 65% for vulnerable road users and 79% for safety assist.
Contributing to the impressive occupant safety scores of the All-New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric are its exceptionally 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. Standout additions are Active Driver Assist, which is now classed as Level 2 vehicle autonomy, combining contextual adaptive cruise control with “Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, and Rear Automatic Emergency Braking, which is 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.
Other innovations are the smart speed limiter, which uses a front camera and the navigation system to determine the current speed limit and adjusts the speed limiter, cruise control, or adaptive cruise control to suit, and Occupant Safe Exit (OSE) that warns an occupant of an approaching vehicle, motorcycle or cyclist as they open a car door.
The Mégane E-Tech also has a QR code on the windscreen, which 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 new model 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, achieving faster charging and up to 186 miles in just 30 minutes
For more information visit: https://www.renault.co.uk/electric-vehicles/megane-electric.html