Qualcomm to supply chip to Renault for Megane E-Tech Electric
A California based Qualcomm Inc announced that it will supply a key computing chip for the digital dashboard in a new Renault SA electric vehicle. Qualcomm is the world’s biggest supplier of the key semiconductors in mobile phones and has been expanding into vehicles with chips that can power dashboards and infotainment systems at the same time in this kind of vehicle.
The General Motors Co (MG) had also announced that it will use Qualcomm chips. Renault’s Megane E-Tech Electric will use Qualcomm chips to power the vehicle’s infotainment system using software from Alphabet Inc’s Google which is it’s one of the longtime partners in the Android phone market.
Mégane E-TECH Electric
The Mégane E-TECH Electric is one of the most popular compact cars in Europe with a new body style, the Megan. The Megane E-Tech Electric crossover electric drives on the same CMF-EV modular electric platform that has already underpinned the Nissan Ariya. It is having two power outputs choices for the electric motor, 128bhp and 215bhp and two battery sizes that is 40kWh and 60kWh. It claims the range of 186 and 292 miles and its quickest variant will get 62mph in 7.4 sec.
The battery is backed by an eight-year warranty, and in case it deteriorates to a level below 70 per cent of its capacity, Renault will replace it for free. Its battery can be charged 130kW DC charging, the battery can be charged from 15-80% in 30 minutes.
The Renault Megane E-Tech Electric weighs 1,642 kgs and is 1.5 meters (59 inches) tall. It comes with flush door handles at the front and the rear handles get hidden handles. Apart from this, its key features include flashy LED headlights and taillights.
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