THE first of a new generation of electric vehicles from Renault has been revealed at the German motor show with the unveiling of the Megane E-Tech.
It's a zero emission crossover with a range of up to 292 miles and fast recharging capability.
Due for release early in 2022 the Megane E-Tech is the first model under the French company's 'Renaulution' strategy announced earlier in the year and although prices have still to be announced it can be expected to cost in the region of Â£30,000.
At 4.21 metres long and with a wheelbase of 2.7 metres it is also the first model to bear its Nouvel'R logo and as such will be fully connected and features a new multimedia system, developed with Google and based on the Android Automotive operating system.
The Megane E-Tech has a new interior design than includes a 12.3-inch fully digitised instrument panel and a portrait-style 12-inch multimedia panel.
Boot capacity is 440 litres with the charging cables stowed beneath the boot floor and folding rear seats add more space.
Two power options will be available - one developing 130hp and the other 218 - which Renault says results in a 0 to 62mph acceleration time of 7.4 seconds.
A full recharge from a home wallbox takes eight hours and up to 99 miles range can be added in an hour from a 22kW public charging station. Up to 186 miles can be added in 30 minutes from a fast charger.
Some 26 driver assistance systems will be fitted including lane keeping, rear automated braking when reversing and exiting passenger alerts as well as a camera-based rearview mirror set up.
The Megane E-Tech will be the first model to be ‘Made in ElectriCity', Renault Group's new industrial hub in the North of France