Renault restructures all-electric ZOE and Twizy models!

2015-07-21 07:46:34

Renault has applied a more uniformed range structure to its all-electric ZOE and quirky Twizy models. The changes to the ZOE have been designed to coincide with the addition of a new, longer range electric motor.

For the ZOE, out go the old Expression and Dynamique Intens trim levels, and in their place come Expression Nav and Dyanmique Nav. Both models feature Renault’s recently announced upgraded electric motor which increases the ZOE’s range to 149-miles. Renault says that in cold weather conditions, this translates to a real-world range of 64-miles, or 93-miles in more temperate conditions.

A third level also makes an important appearance, heralding the arrival of a Rapid Charge version in the form of the Dynamique Nav Rapid Charge. Whilst it keeps the ZOE’s older electric motor – which is good for a range of 130-miles – it features a recharging system that is able to charge the battery to 80% capacity in 30 minutes.

All entry-level Expression Nav models feature the company’s satellite navigation system, climate control, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and electric front windows. Dynamique Nav models add a rear parking camera, remote settings for charging the car, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, electric rear windows and automatic lights and wipers.

The Twizy also gets a slight makeover. The Expression and Dynamique trim levels have replaced the older Urban and Technic versions. The Cargo variant has been left unchanged.

Including the governments £5,000 plug-in car grant, the Renault Twizy starts from £6,895 whilst the larger and plusher ZOE kicks off from £13,445.

This article was prepared by our car news team First4Auto

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Andrew Merritt-Morling

Chief Editor

Associate Member of the Guild of Motoring Writers