The future of the engine lies in renewable energies and the use of recycled materials. In recent years, there have been many groups that have investigated this field. This is the case of Renault, which has announced that the new megane E-Tech 100% electric will show the way forward in the ecological transition.
A respectable future for the environment
Brands are aware that the current mode of consumption and production are not sustainable in the long term. Therefore, Renault has focused on enhancing that vision with the new Megane E-Tech 100% electric, which confirms its strong link in that aspect. Therefore, promote a circular economy dynamic, where the carbon footprint is reduced and at the same time offers new perspectives of consumption, where the reuse of materials and their use is fundamental.
Renault has this clear from the beginning and has opted for responsible and sustainable production. The Megane E-Tech 100% electric has been designed and manufactured at ElectriCity, in the factory of the French spinner in Douai. The reason is simple, want to have the highest supply with respect to the assembly site, using recycled materials and accounting for 70% of the volume of pieces of European origin.
Every detail is thought out millimetrically Therefore, in the interior and exterior of the vehicle they have opted to optimize resources. Some body elements have been designed in aluminum. This makes the weight of the body lighten and thus provides the vehicle with greater autonomy. Not content with this, they have taken the opportunity to create a cycle of circular autonomy with the material. For example, when the aluminum is cut giving it the desired shape, with the remains it is sent to the initial supplier so that it joins them in the same compacted piece and can be reintegrated into the production cycle. This is a double victory for the French, as they reduce the impact of the carbon footprint and thus ensure the stock of materials.
Betting on recycling
The materials that make up the interior of the vehicle have been recycled, as is the case with the seats, the dashboard or the mats. With an average of 28 kilos of recycled plastics, Renault remains true to its goal, that 33% of its vehicles are made from recycled materials.
The new Megane E-TECH 100% electric goes even further in its environmental ambition and paves the way for promising new projects such as the recycling of materials and metals that make up its batteries. These recycled elements will one day be used to manufacture the new batteries of the Gigafactory that will be built in the center of Douai from 2024. This vehicle has a recycling of more than 90% and is the confirmation that Renault is going for everything.