Renault Megane Sport Tourer E-TECH hybrid running costs

Running costs are par for the plug-in hybrid course with the Megane hybrid estate, and as always, it's company car users who stand to benefit most

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
225yrs / 100,000 miles1yr / 18,000 milesFrom £619 / £1,238

The Renault Megane E-TECH hybrid has the potential for extremely low running costs, as long as you’re able to charge up at home. A full top-up will cost less than £1.50 on most home energy tariffs and that charge will take you 30 miles.

A diesel Megane is more efficient on the motorway, but if you have a short commute or spend lots of time around town, then the plug-in model is superior.

Renault Megane Sport Tourer E-TECH hybrid insurance group

The Megane E-TECH sits in insurance group 22, as it’s one of the more expensive models in the range and performance is reasonable, as 0-62mph takes just under 10 seconds.

Warranty

All Renault cars get a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, which is above average. Many other brands only offer three years of cover, so it’s good to see that Renault is confident in its cars’ reliability past a typical ownership period.

Servicing

The service intervals for the Megane E-TECH are the same as for all other models in the line-up: every year or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Road tax

As the Megane is a hybrid and doesn’t cost more than £40,000 new, it’s only £140 a year to tax. Low company-car tax is the big benefit of many plug-in hybrids and the Megane is no exception. It costs just £619 for lower-rate earners to tax in 2020/21, as it’s in the 10% BiK bracket, with CO2 emissions of just 30g/km.

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