VE: Audi RS Q e-tron E2, Megane E-Tech is a hit and Cupra Born 77kWh for 40,500 €

VE: Audi RS Q e-tron E2, Megane E-Tech is a hit and Cupra Born 77kWh for 40,500 €

And if the Cupra Born was a great new initiative in terms of electric sedans? The bomb of the Volkswagen group, a cousin of the ID.3, comes in a 77kWh version (170kW quick charge), that is, a range of 550Km WLTP – better than the Model 3. With the French bonus, the price increases to €40,500! Look no further, no other model offers such a large battery at such a price – neither Megane, nor MG and even less in Stellantis. Moreover, with its sporty appearance (220CV), and its exemplary finishes, it offers even more luxury than the ID.3. Don’t hesitate to review our test of the 58kWh version, while we await our test of this Long Term model.

Here is our Cupra Born test! (Shooted in 4K HDR)

While waiting for the figures from Born, it was Renault who withdrew from the game during the holidays! The Megane E-Tech was the best-selling electric car of the summer, ahead of the Fiat 500 and Dacia Spring. 3,500 copies found takers in France during July/August, surpassing Tesla, Fiat (500) or even Peugeot (e208). It should be noted, however, that the car has just been launched and that production has only increased since June. Stellantis also places its models very well, Fiat 500 comes 2nd (1325 in August), e208 is fourth (891) and 2008 7th (602)these cars already show 2 years of production.

This is our long-term test of the 2022 Megane E-Tech!

We end our small series with the Audi RS Q e-tron E2, present for the second time at the Dakar. This giant buggy is not 100% electric, as the small internal combustion engine recharges the battery during the race, giving Stéphane Peterhansel the task of adjusting its speed to maximize power and freedom. So the car is very electric in terms of motorization, but 400Kg of battery on board is not enough to finish the steps of almost 600Km through the desert.. According to tests, the absence of a gearbox makes it easier to drive, and the integrated AI tries to control the use of power as much as possible to avoid running out of fuel.