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Renault Scenic - Range, charging & running costs

The Renault Scenic has great EV range and a standard-fit heat pump means it should be efficient throughout the year

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, charging, and running costs Rating

4.5 out of 5

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Model 

Battery size

Range

Insurance group

Renault Scenic Techno 60kWh

62kWh

260 miles

28E

Renault Scenic Iconic 87kWh

87kWh

379 miles

32E

Electric range, battery life and charge time

Renault offers the Scenic with a 60kWh battery which will return up to 260 miles of range. That’s about the same as you’d find in the Toyota bZ4X and slightly more than the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with its smaller 58kWh battery. The larger 87kWh battery offered in the Renault Scenic is claimed to do 379 miles - more than you get in the much more expensive Tesla Model Y Long Range. 

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After a three-hour drive on motorways we found the Scenic had achieved a very respectable efficiency figure of 3.8 miles per kWh - meaning a real-world range of around 330 miles. This is particularly impressive considering we were driving at motorway speeds with air-conditioning on. 

The larger 87kWh battery can take on a maximum charge rate of 150kW while the 60kWh unit maxes out at 130kWh. Renault says the 87kWh can recharge 15 to 80 per cent of its energy in 37 minutes with the smaller battery takes 32 minutes.

11kW charging is possible for both batteries with the larger battery taking 9 hours for a 0 to 100 per cent top up while the smaller battery takes 6 hours and 30 minutes. 22kW charging is offered, reducing the recharge time to 4 hours and 48 minutes and 3 hours and 15 minutes for the 87kWh and 60kWh batteries respectively. 

Insurance groups

The Renault Scenic sits several insurance groups lower than the Hyundai Ioniq 5 so the French car shouldn’t cost too much to insure. The smaller battery model sits in group 28 where all larger battery Scenics are in group 32. 

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Depreciation

It’s still too early to say how the Renault Scenic will perform when it comes to depreciation although the smaller Renault Megane E-Tech manages to retain a respectable 55.8 per cent of its value after three years and 36,000 miles. 

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