E-Tech 100% electric - driving range - Renault
electric vehicle driving range
Driving range is one of the key features of electric vehicles.
Just like a combustion-powered engine, the electric motor consumes energy and this consumption depends on factors such as driving style, road type, outside temperature, vehicle weight and options.
Renault E-Tech 100% electric vehicles have been designed to help you optimise your car’s driving range.
For instance, with Megane E-Tech 100% electric, you can drive up to 470 km (according to WLTP cycle).

control your driving range

theory and practice
The theoretical driving range is the distance travelled between a full charge and a completely empty battery.
It is calculated according to the WLTP protocol and serves as a reference, enabling vehicles to be compared.
It is important to know that WLTP driving range, without claiming to be completely representative, is based on factors that are similar to real driving conditions.
What is WLTP?
It stands for “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure” and was introduced in 2017. It is a global standard that aims to reflect real driving conditions, while harmonising the tests carried out. It aims to deliver accurate and comparable data for all brands. The WLTP protocol is used to measure driving range and electric consumption, as well as CO2  and pollutant emissions for combustion-powered vehicles.     
real-world range
Real-world range depends on exact driving conditions and will therefore sometimes be lower than the rated value. Your driving style, the roads you use and the weather conditions will therefore influence the driving range of your electric vehicle, in the same way as they do with a combustion-powered vehicle.For example, on the motorway, you get 25% less driving range due to higher energy consumption than when using in a normal WLTP cycle.

factors that affect driving range

An electric car’s driving range depends on several external factors and how the user drives.
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driving style
Sporty, dynamic, calm, smooth, fast, slow... how you drive affects how quickly your battery’s energy is consumed.
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road type
Track, road, motorway, gradient... Some roads require more energy and greater traction force. So many things affect the battery’s energy consumption.
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weather conditions
Cold weather reduces the battery’s real-world range.
Using the heating or air conditioning consumes energy and also affects the electric vehicle’s driving range 
Tip: in winter, you sometimes need to demist the windows, heat the steering wheel, etc. It is a good idea to precondition your car while it is charging so that its driving range is not affected before setting off...
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your vehicle’s load
The heavier the load of your vehicle (heavy objects, passengers, etc.), the more the driving range will be affected. For example, roof boxes and other accessories increase the amount of energy that your vehicle needs to move.
So think about optimising your load to maximise your driving range.

maximising driving range

dedicated features
Renault E-Tech 100% electric vehicles benefit from innovative technologies designed to maximise their driving range.
more tips
Useful and practical advice to make your electric life easy:
Preheat the cabin in winter and start the air conditioning in summer, while your vehicle is charging. Preconditioning can be scheduled via easy link, openR link, or remotely using the My Renault app.
If you forgot to use the preconditioning and your vehicle has these options, give preference to heating the seats and steering wheel. Enjoy faster thermal comfort and greater savings.
Park in a closed garage or car park whenever you can. Your electric vehicle’s battery will be protected against weather conditions and your electric driving range will therefore be maximised.
With the My Renault app, you can organise your journeys, locate charging points suitable for your vehicle and remotely monitor your battery charge.

E-Tech 100% electric vehicles and their driving range

vehicle driving range (WLTP)
passenger cars

Grand Kangoo     up to 265 km     
Scenic E-Tech 100% electric
      up to 625 km     
Megane E-Tech 100% electric
up to 470 km
Zoe E-Tech 100% electricup to 395 km
Kangoo E-Tech 100% electric up to 285 km
Twingo E-Tech 100% electric up to 270 km
Twizy E-Tech 100% electric up to 100 km
business customers

New Master E-Tech 100% electric
     up to 460 km     
Trafic Van E-Tech 100% electric
     up to 294 km     
Kangoo Van E-Tech 100% electric up to 300 km
Master E-Tech 100% electric up to 204 km

your questions about driving range

Yes, temperature has an impact on the car’s driving range, especially low temperatures. Both the motor and the heating use the battery. The battery will therefore discharge faster when the car is heated and will not be able to provide the motor with electricity for as long. 
Our advice for maintaining good driving range in winter:
  • If you can, park your vehicle inside.
  • Activate the vehicle’s preconditioning system when it is plugged in. This way, the battery will be used for the motor and not for adjusting the temperature.
  • Make sure your tyres are properly inflated.
Our dedicated solution: Renault Megane E-Tech 100% electric includes a heat pump to recover the heat generated by the battery and motor to heat the cabin. So you can manage your car’s driving range better, even in winter. 

Tip: the heated seats and steering wheel (winter pack) enhance your thermal comfort while optimising your electric vehicle’s overall consumption.
All electric vehicles are suitable for motorway driving.You simply need to bear in mind a few things to manage your vehicle’s driving range when out and about:
  • The faster you drive, the more energy your vehicle consumes (as with a combustion-powered vehicle). Ideally limit your speed to 110 km/h on the motorway.
  • The My Renault app and Mobilize charge pass locate fast charging points along your route. You can recover up to 300 km of WLTP driving range (or 200 km on the motorway) in just 30 minutes using these charging points (for example with Megane E-Tech 100% electric).
  • optimise the weight carried by your car in order to limit its traction. As an indication, Megane E-Tech can tow an unbraked weight of 750 kg.
The importance of battery ageing must be put into perspective. Through our 11 years of experience with Li-ion batteries, we offer batteries that degrade very slowly. Very rarely have we had to change batteries due to loss of driving range.
However, it is recommended to charge your battery to 80% when you don’t need to go on long journeys. This will extend your battery life.
Your battery should be left at an intermediate charge level (between 30% and 80%) if your vehicle is going to be parked for long periods and risks being exposed to significant heat. This helps to improve your battery’s resistance over time. 

But that’s not all:
  • Fast charging the battery from 80 to 100% takes just as long as charging it from 15% to 80%.
  • When the battery is fully charged, deceleration is carried out by the hydraulic brakes, which affects the battery’s driving range.
  • If the battery is not fully charged, each deceleration regenerates the battery via the electric motor.

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