The race to become a new benchmark for electric cars has no pauses. A host of manufacturers are gearing up for their foray into the electrified age and the latest compact – or crossover, rather— in joining the battle is the Renault Megane eVision. It is a concept that, due to its characteristics, could stand up to the Volkswagen ID.3 and even the recently introduced Volkswagen ID.4. From the last batch we tell you all its details since last September.

Evidently, we are not facing the final version of the vehicle, but it is very likely that most of the characteristics of the concept are preserved in the commercial proposal. According to data shared by the French automaker, the Renault Megane eVision weighs 1,650 kg and measures 4.21 meters long, 1.8 wide and 1.5 high. It is based on the CMF-EV platform of the Renault – Nissan alliance. In fact, it was already used by the Japanese manufacturer in the also electric Nissan Ariya.

The Renault Megane eVision exhibits futuristic lines on the outside, something very common in electric prototypes. It is worth mentioning that the crossover is premiering the new design language of the French firm, so we can expect a look similar in their future vehicles. In the case of the concept, they resort to two matte colors, silver and gold, which combined achieve a quite striking appearance. Although at the moment Renault did not offer any look inside the vehicle, they anticipate the integration of a large screen.

Now is the time to talk about your benefits. The Renault Megane eVision incorporates a 60 kWh battery with liquid cooling that would offer approximately up to 450 kilometers of autonomy in the WLTP cycle. Be careful, because the company claims that it has the ability to increase the capacity of the battery, so the figures could change in the commercial version. Regarding power, the crossover presume 217 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. Can speed up from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 8 seconds.

Finally, you will have support for quick recharge systems. They have not yet revealed all the details about this section, but Renault says it can recharge 200 kilometers in 30 minutes. The commercial version of the Renault Megane eVision will be available during 2021. As the months go by, they will release more information about the variant that they will put on sale.