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Renault announces updates to two of their electric models

Renault announces updates to two of their electric models

Renault have updated the trim levels in two out of three of their electric models in order to bring them in line with the company's combustion-engined vehicles and create a more uniform grading structure across all of the French brands models.

The updates to the ZOE supermini and the urban Twizy - which are both on sale in the UK - have been timed to coincide with the introduction of a new, in-house developed, longer range electric motor.

The ZOE is now available in Expression Nav, Dynamic Nav and Dynamic Nav Rapid Charge versions and thanks to the new motor it now has an impressive 149-mile NEDC range. Expression Nav and Dynamique Nav feature the new motor, known as the R240, while Dynamique Nav Rapid Charge retains the original power unit

It is eligible for the governments Plug-in Car Grant, and so is priced from as low as £13,445. ZOE sales in the UK are growing three times faster than the electric vehicle market as a whole.

The ZOE has a five-star EURO NCAP rating and safety equipment now consists of ESC stability control, ASR traction control, CSV under-steer control, hill start assist and six airbags.

The Twizy is now available in Expression and Dynamique models, whilst the Cargo model remains unchanged. There have been minor changes to colours, trims and wheels. A basic Twizy Expression model starts at £6,895 OTR.

by: Laura Thomson