Renault upgrades all-electric Zoe and Twizy

Minor trim changes for Renault's Zoe and Twizy ranges, while Zoe gets an upgraded electric motor...

Renault upgrades all-electric Zoe and Twizy

Renault has announced upgrades to its all-electric Zoe and Twizy models.

For the Zoe, the older Expression and Dynamique Intens specifications have been replaced by two new trim levels, dubbed Expression Nav and Dynamique Nav, while a third - Dynamique Nav Rapid Charge - also joins the range.

Both Expression Nav and Dynamique Nav models come with Renault’s recently announced upgraded electric motor, which increases the Zoe’s range to 149 miles. The Dynamique Nav Rapid Charge model keeps the Zoe’s older electric motor - which has a range of 130 miles - but features a recharging system that can ensure 80% of battery capacity in 30 minutes.

All entry-level Expression Nav Zoe models come with satellite navigation, climate control, keyless entry, Bluetooth and cruise control. Dynamique Nav models get a rear parking camera, remote settings for charging the car, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and automatic lights and wipers.

The Twizy line-up, meanwhile, has also been updated, with the new Expression and Dynamique trim levels replacing the older Urban and Technic versions. The existing Cargo variant is unchanged.

Including the government’s £5000 plug-in car grant, the Renault Zoe range starts from £13,445, while the Twizy starts at £6,895.