Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Take a seat up front and you’ll find that the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric has plenty of head and leg room to offer. Granted, it’s not as good as the best in its class, but a six-footer won’t find themselves feeling cramped up. The interior is wide, so driver and passenger won’t end up rubbing shoulders.
You get plenty of storage in the front, including door bins that can take a large bottle of water, a fair-sized glovebox, a small tray under the infotainment system for your phone (which has wireless phone-charging except on entry-level trim) and large cubbies in the armrest and in front of it. You get one cupholder, and a movable piece of trim allows you to create another one by slotting it into the long lower cubby. It’s a good idea because you can use the entire space for storage if needed, but it’s fiddly in practice.
The boot is deep but relatively short and has less usable space than the e-Niro and Volkswagen ID.3. Regardless, you’ll be able to easily fit a large weekly shop or a couple of buggies back there, and there’s a handy cubby underneath where you can store charging cables. There's a high load lip, though, so lifting in larger items isn’t all that easy.
If you need to carry long objects, the rear seats can be folded in a 60/40 configuration, which is pretty standard across the class and matches the e-Niro and ID.3. With the seats folded down, there’s a large step up from the boot floor, so sliding in long items won’t be the easiest. There’s also no ski hatch, which you do get in the ID.3.