Renault chooses Goodyear for Mégane E-TECH Electric
- EfficientGrip Performance range chosen as OE
- Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 available as all-season option
- Brand-new electric hatchback continue Mégane legacy
Renault has selected a range of Goodyear tires as original equipment fitments on the brand-new Mégane E-TECH Electric, the French automaker’s new fully electric car.
Five different Goodyear tires and sizes have been chosen as part of the Mégane E-TECH Electric’s OE options. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 is the summer fitment in size 195/60R18, and Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance has been chosen for the larger 215/45R20 specification thanks to its ultra low rolling resistance of 5,7 kg/t and precise steering performance . In both sizes, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is also available as an all-season option. As a result of this wide selection, around three-quarters of Mégane E-TECH Electrics will be fitted with Goodyear tires out of the factory.
Deliveries started in the first quarter of 2022, with production beginning in November 2021 at Renault’s ElectriCity hub in Douai, northern France. The car is fitted with an electric motor developed jointly within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance which weighs only 145 kg and produces either 96 kW (130 hp) or 160 kW (218 hp) depending on specification.
The car’s battery is the thinnest on the market at just 110 mm, allowing it to fit snugly to the CMF-EV platform, lowering the total height of the vehicle. It is available in two capacities: 40 kWh for a range of up to 300 km (WLTP) or 60 kWh for 470 km.
Goodyear also supplies the EfficientGrip Performance as OE fitment on the Renault Captur1, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 in the Espace and as such the OE fitments on the Mégane E-TECH Electric continue Goodyear’s strong relationship with the French brand.
An ‘R’ marking on the sidewall of all four Goodyear tires for the Mégane E-TECH Electric denotes that the tires have been specifically chosen and approved by Renault. The tires also carry Goodyear’s Electric Drive Technology (EDT) marking. This logo is on the sidewalls of every Goodyear OE tire designed for electric vehicles, showing that the tire includes a range of technologies to cater for the specific needs of that OEM’s electric vehicles.
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance is the ideal summer tire for electric cars like the Mégane E-TECH, as it combines low rolling resistance, excellent wet grip and shorter braking distances to create an end result that provides performance and efficiency. The EfficientGrip Performance 2 takes these credentials one step further with developments to increase mileage and reduce braking distances even more. As an all-season fitment, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is designed to perform at the highest level all year round, with excellent wet, dry and snow performance.
Hans Vrijsen, Managing Director Consumer OE, Goodyear EMEA: “Our EfficientGrip Performance and Vector 4Seasons ranges are proven tires that have been trusted by leading manufacturers as OE fitments, so we are delighted that Renault has selected them for its exciting new Mégane E-TECH Electric, too. Goodyear tires are the tire of choice for a number of electric vehicles. In 2021 more than 80% of our OE nomination wins were for EVs or Hybrids. We’ll continue working closely with leading manufacturers to help them develop the next generation of electric, ICE and hybrid vehicles.”