Renault has announced the introduction of a new ‘Venture Edition’ trim level to the range of its Zoe EV.

Slotting between ‘Play’ and ‘Iconic’ grades, the Venture Edition builds on the former trim level’s standard kit with climate control, electric rear windows and satellite navigation on the seven-inch touchscreen. It also gains rear parking sensors as well as body-coloured door mirrors as Play versions feature black plastic ones instead.

It builds on the already long list of kit that Zoes come with – including high-beam assist, lane keep assist, LED headlights, keyless entry and a 10-inch digital instrument cluster.

The latest Zoe features a large 52kWh battery, which allows for a 245-mile electric range. As an option you can also select 50kW DC rapid charging – allowing the car’s battery to be charged from flat to 80 per cent in one hour and 10 minutes.

The Zoe is now Europe’s most popular EV, with the model being heavily updated at the start of the year – bringing a longer range, more technology and a higher-quality interior.

Venture Edition models are available to order from the middle of January, with prices starting from £28,495 – £1,500 more than the Play model.