The Frenchman inherited pole position following Oliver Rowland’s grid penalty and made it count by leading from the off around the shortened version of the full Grand Prix circuit.
Vergne kept calm to initially hold off Pascal Wehrlein then the Nissan duo of Rowland and Sebastien Buemi after the Mahindra ace’s mistake at Turn One saw him drop down the order.
Felipe Massa made his way past Buemi to score his first podium in Formula E for Venturi while Antonio Felix da Costa, Mitch Evans and Daniel Abt also scored solid points.
It was a poor weekend for Envision Virgin Racing as both Sam Bird and championship leader Robin Frijns crashed out late while Oliver Turvey, Lucas di Grassi, Edoardo Mortara and Maxi Gunther were also involved in incidents.
Monaco ePrix results – Full classification
22. Max Gunther (GEOX Dragon) – DNF
21. Edoardo Mortara (Venturi Racing) – DNF
20. Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport) – DNF
19. Oliver Turvey (NIO Formula E Team) – DNF
18. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing) – DNF
17. Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing) – DNF
16. Tom Dillmann (NIO Formula E Team) +31.861
15. Alex Sims (BMW Andretti) +26.934
14. Gary Paffett (HWA Racelab) +21.853
13. Jerome d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing) +21.488
12. Jose Maria Lopez (GEOX Dragon) +18.860
11. Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA Racelab) +18.551
10. Alex Lynn (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) +18.112
9. Andre Lotterer (DS Techeetah) +16.848
8. Daniel Abt (Audi Sport) +16.400
7. Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) +16.213
6. Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW Andretti) +15.956
5. Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.Dams) +6.215
4. Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing) +1.439 *Fastest lap bonus point
3. Felipe Massa (Venturi Racing) +1.261
2. Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.Dams) +0.201
1. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah)