A pure-electric Renault Zoe with a range of 250 miles will go on sale it the UK in November.
Carlos Ghosn, Groupe Renault chairman and chief executive, said at its Paris Motor Show unveiling this morning: "This month Renault surpassed 100,000 electric vehicles sold and now Zoe will travel up to 250 miles (400km) without recharging.
"We are continuing to push in areas where innovation matters most for Renault customers.
“Making it easy for them to choose electric, with new connected services to enhance their driving experience, is a top priority for us and for Zoe customers.”
Fitted with the new ZE 40 battery, which produces 41kWh, the Renault Zoe now delivers driving range of which is twice the distance delivered by the model at the time of its original launch.
Renault and LG engineers have succeeded in increasing storage capacity without making the battery any bigger or a lot heavier.
The Zoe fitted with the existing 22kWh battery, which has a range of 149 miles, will remain on sale.
Thirty minutes is required on average to charge the battery for an extra 50 miles (80km) of driving range when plugged into one of the many public charging points in operation in Europe.
The Zoe continues to be available with the 'quick charge' function to take full advantage of the maximum capacity of fast charging points located predominantly on motorways.