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Renault has announced it will discount the price of its Zoe electric vehicle by £500 to make up for the lower Government Plug-in Car Grant rate until the end of the month.

Earlier this week, the Government said it would maintain the Plug-in Car Grant until 2022-23 with the maximum rate being £3,000 instead of £3,500.

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Vincent Tourette, managing director, Renault UK, said: “We welcome the longer term stability and, in line with Renault’s vision of sustainable mobility for all, support the move to restrict the grant eligibility to more affordable vehicles that are most likely to have the largest effect on reducing overall environmental impact.”

He added: “In order to support customers who were considering a new electric car this month and had perhaps considered that they would be eligible for the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant, I am delighted to say that Renault UK will enhance its existing offers and maintain the former grant level until 31 March.”

Renault added the first examples of its facelifted model are arriving this weekend at UK dealers and are available for test drives. The latest model features a revised exterior and interior design, new safety technology and a new 52kWh battery pack capable of up to 245 miles on a single charge.