From horse power to electric power: test drive with Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric

How does the coolest Thursday look like? Well, I don’t know about others, but for me, for sure, one cool day stars with a coffee and a car key :). Continues with a test drive with the newest car in town Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric and a riding lesson at Singureni Manor and ends with a prize for Most Active Fashion Blogger (3rd place) at Digital Divas. Well, the perfect Thursday didn’t exist only in fairytales. It was real and it was mine. It was the day when I tried to go from horse power to electric power: a test drive with Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric.

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The pretext? 

The ride to Singureni Manor, one of the most beautiful places discovered lately ( No better way to enhance the beauty of a latest model of 100% electric car from Renault then on a domain where the nature is cherished, the pollution is almost invisible and the horses (the real, Arabic ones) are at their home. 

Oh, by the way, do you know when the term “horsepower” appeared? Around 1700, James Watt, who invented steam engines, figured out a mathematical way to equate horses to engine power. 

The drive

It was absolutely wonderful. The Bucharest morning traffic seemed more acceptable with this car (not to mention the looks from other traffic participants!). And for me, the 100% electric power of the new generation of Renault Mégane is the main reason that I would drive one electric car. Because the instant speed sensation is like no other. Not to forget about the safety systems – alerts and emergency braking systems and the useful  parking assistance.

The exterior

It is very polished, a little bit higher that the previous versions of Mégane (or at leat that was my sensation). I loved the navy blue model and the red one, but, honestly, on that Thursday I felt like I will match more with the Iconic white edition, with Warm Titanium details. 🙂 Girls will be girls, of course, even on a speed track. Bonus: the retractable door locks.

The interior

That was the biggest surprise of them all! The tablet (with Google multimedia system incorporated – Android Automotive) is easy to use – and, as a bonus, while I am driving, my co-pilot can search for the perfect music without messing my guidance. That’s a plus! The interior is quite big and comfy, with that cocoon effect that is specific to all Renault Mégane versions. A minus for me (well, I have to say it) – I still don’t like the gear stick on the wheel… 

On my wish list because … it has a cool look, it’s easy to drive, has a good background and it is perfect for the planet. 100% electric. Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric.  

Best match with… a cosy effortless look, as good as for a riding lesson. 


  • the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric will be only electric (so no diesel or gas engine for the 5th generation of Mégane). 
  • 450-470 kilometres autonomy (with the 60kWh battery) and 300 kilometres autonomy (with 30kWh battery). 
  • 3 versions: Equilibre, Techo & Iconic.
  • Google Maps bulit-in app, Spotify the same. 
  • Price – from 23.000 euro (with the Rabla bonus included). 

Photography: Mihnea Ratte – @mihnea.ratte.