Renault Group is claiming a European first by offering electric vehicle owners the choice of new ‘original’ parts or a range of reconditioned products up to 30% cheaper.

The initial offer is a reconditioned electric motor (Zoe, Twingo, Kangoo and Master ), power electronics (Zoe and Kangoo) plus traction battery (Zoe, Twingo and Megane).

The automaker this year will have capacity to produce 3,000 reconditioned parts for EVs at its Flins plant in France.