Posted by Group1 Renault on 06 Jul 2022
Whether you are a super confident driver, or someone who breaks out in a cold sweat every time they need to merge on a highway, one thing is for sure – it would be great if parking wasn’t such a big hassle. Because be honest, even pro drivers would probably like to let the car do its thing in a tight parallel spot on a busy Friday afternoon on payday around knock-off time.
This is why we are so excited to announce that Renault and EasyPark have partnered on the innovative new Megane E-Tech Electric! While fully-automated parking is still a way off, the amazing EasyPark technology that is already available will enable Renault Megane E-Tech Electric drivers to manage the parking process via the car’s display without any physical machine engagement or smartphone involvement.
This is all facilitated by means of an app that is directly uploaded into the car’s infotainment system and allows Renault drivers to experience several new features and possibilities to further improve their intuitive driving experience.
According to Cameron Clayton, CEO of EasyPark Group, the main aim behind this technological shift is to make parking and overall e-car mobility as easy as possible for the end consumer. By using the app to run their tech through the OpenR Link Renault infotainment system, its functionalities become integrated with the vehicle so drivers don’t have to refer to or engage with their smartphones while driving.
As such, technology that lessens distraction while providing clear parking guidance is a boon for drivers and pedestrians alike. This is especially true in a country like South Africa, where urban congestion is at a high rate and parking lots can often be busy and bustling with hawkers and informal traders aside from drivers and pedestrians.
There you have it – the short and sweet skinny on the new partnership between Renault and EasyPark on the Megane E-Tech Electric. We will share more news on this exciting development as it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our expert sales team at our Group1 Renault dealerships in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch.
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Posted by Group1 Renault on 28 Jun 2022
With electric and hybrid vehicles growing in popularity across the globe, Renault has introduced the E-Tech-engineered special edition for the Clio, Captur, Arkana, and Megane electrified derivatives. Unsurprisingly, they’ve used design and style cues of the 100% electric Megane E-Tech for the new E-Tech-engineered special editions.
E-Tech is the term for the innovative and exclusive technology of Renault which is protected by 150 patents. Renault relied on their immense expertise in electric vehicles and developed the system in collaboration with Renault F1 teams.
The E-Tech Hybrid drive system has a combustion engine, two electric engines, a battery and an automatic gearbox to create a more refined driving experience. As a result, the energy management of Renault’s hybrid cars is more efficient and intelligent which means extended range even in full electric mode.
Renault’s E-Tech engineered special edition adds a modern feel to the four existing passenger vehicles already available in Europe and other international markets. The E-tech-engineered special edition benefits from all the impressive equipment that made the R.S. Line trim so popular but that’s not all. It also gets a new, high-end look with sporty colours and materials in accordance with current trends.
Starting with the exterior, the E-Tech engineered special edition design features Warm Titanium highlights on parts. This includes the F1® blade on the lower front bumper, the side and rear lower-body trims and rim markings. Another distinctive feature is Renault’s iconic diamond-shaped logo and lettering in shiny black on the vehicle’s front and rear.
Its overall appearance is topped off by a new E-Tech Hybrid or Plug-In Hybrid badge on the rear hatch door which is common for all Renault’s electrified vehicles. The final exterior feature on the special edition models is a bold but stylish graphic label on the driver’s door. The E-Tech Engineered Renault Clio, Captur, Arkana and Megane vehicles are available in various body colours.
To complement the sporty exterior of Renault’s E-Tech-engineered special edition models, the interior needed to be special and it certainly is. The same desire that went into creating the beautiful exterior also resulted in a design that screams visual unity and character. This is largely due to the Warm Titanium stitching on the upholstery and gold decorative accents on the dashboard and air vents. The steering wheel features the letter ‘E’ as the E-Tech signature while the doors also feature a visual design reflecting the exterior door label.
For more than 10 years, Renault has been a pioneer in electric vehicles and continues to share its expertise with as many people as possible by providing universally available mobility solutions. Renault has two types of engines: E-Tech Hybrid and E-Tech Plug-In Hybrid, both of which were developed to fulfil the demands of a growing market. The E-Tech Engineered Special Edition models are as follows:
Designed to give occupants a more efficient and enjoyable driving experience, the Renault E-Tech special edition model combines an electric motor with a petrol engine, delivering the best of both worlds while the interior is luxurious, spacious and comfortable.
Through continued research and development, the E-Tech Engineered special edition models are economical, environmentally friendly and seductive in appearance. Starting in June, the E-Tech Engineered models will be available in France for the Clio, Arkana and Megane but the Renault Captur will only be released at a later stage.
There is no confirmation yet whether any of the E-Tech Engineered Special Edition models will be available in South Africa but we certainly hope so. To read more about new vehicle launches, motoring advice, and hybrid and electric vehicles, simply read our blog and follow us on Facebook.
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