Continental Makes All-Electric Renault Megane
Keeping in mind the fact that Continental makes the electric motors for the Kangoo ZE and the Fluence ZE, it was a natural step to integrate the technology into the more compact Megane. It uses a 70 kW (95 hp) / 226 Nm motor which draws juice from a 154 kg battery pack. However, to keep the weight down, they have made the electronic controller 30%, and have made the entire system more compact - it fits neatly under the floorpan.
It has a range of 150 km and it reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.9 seconds. The German company has also given the car a special upholstery which is made using 40% renewable materials, called Acella Eco. Also, to improve airflow and reduce rolling resistance, it features special extra-narrow 20-inch alloys which also look really good.
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