Complete Car Test Drives Renault Twizy

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Renault Twizy

Renault urban mobility to the next Meet the Twizy.

When: 2013

Where: Dublin,

What: Renault Twizy

First Irish drive

rating: 2.5/5

We were not it but the Renault Twizy is genuinely fun to drive and offers urbanites out of the norm when it comes to It’s just a question of or not they can overcome the inherent

Transmission: single-speed transmission, drive

Body style: quadricycle

CO 2 emissions: 0g/km A0, 120 per annum)

Range: 100 kilometres cycle)

Top speed: 80km/h

not possible

Power: 17hp


In the Metal: 4/5

To date has sold in excess of 10,000 in Europe, far surpassing its initial It is telling though that per cent of sales are to business There is no better way to advertise company than on the side of one of little city runabouts.

We took it into town we had it and we would have attracted attention had we been driving a Aventador. Naked save for a Claus bobble hat.

of this can be attributed to the fact it is a rare sight, but a lot of it is because no vehicle on the road looks it. We say vehicle rather than as technically the Twizy is a quadricycle. the BMW C1 enclosed scooter (the closest logical rival) mundane in comparison and that is you park up and open the scissor

There are a number of downsides the main ones being the and doors, which we will get to but rear visibility is poor due to a bulkhead, getting in and out (especially for seat passengers who straddle the seat as you would on a bike) be done with any sort of Then there is also the that the Twizy cannot be sure there are two lockable spaces and the handbrake cannot be released without having the key in the but there is something unnerving (to us at about returning to your to find someone has been it rather than ‘on’ it as is the with a motorbike or scooter.

Driving it: 3.5/5

With that would not seem out of on a sci-fi movie set you would expect the Twizy to be powered by as primitive as an internal combustion and you’d be right. Tucked below the seat line is an motor that delivers and 57Nm of torque. May not sound a lot but then the whole ‘car’ only weigh 450kg so it happily zip along. You are unlikely to be any Go Safe speed detectors a good thing), but around the delivery of maximum torque standstill is ideal, it allowing you to nip in and out of and with so little weight to around the Twizy is surprisingly you will not scythe through the way you would on a bike or scooter, but will you feel out of place in the department.

A tight turning circle means that the Twizy also be able to negotiate city streets better a car and dive for that last parking spot much

Top speed is rated at 80km/h so it fare no worse on a motorway a scooter either though high-speed driving will eat away at the electric charge around town, is said to a 100km range from a charge. Some of this comes from the regenerative that will trickle the lithium-ion batteries while or braking. It also only 3 to 3.5 hours to charge from a socket, though with of the on-street electric charging fitted with fin pins it somewhat restrict where you can and charge it.

What you get for your Money: 2/5

The price for the Twizy is 9,995, on the face of it, does not seem too bad especially for someone who is perhaps up from a scooter before the world of cars. Unfortunately, being a quadricycle, the Twizy be driven on a bike licence, a car licence instead. But that is half the story — the grand asking price a 3m charging cable, 13-inch wheels, disc brakes and back, metallic paint and not a lot

You do not even get doors, which another 500, and you can add 300 on top of that if you plastic windows to keep the out. Factor in the 50 a month on the battery (assuming you do not breach the mileage) and you will soon yourself broaching the 12,000

Renault introduced its own banking in Ireland two years ago and in that some fifty per cent of and Dacias sold have with finance from the Bank. With that in the Twizy can be yours for as little as 179 per on a hire purchase scheme. will cover the vehicle, tax at 120 per annum and battery lease. The works much like a phone tariff in that the you use it the more you pay. In our example the mileage limit is 7,500km.

are lease options for up to 15,000km, but will cost more.

knows that the market for the is going to be a small one in Ireland. sprawl means that a lot of us do not and work within the same as you find with our European There are however those who are enough to not have a long and for them the 100km range work perfectly — we suspect the lack of a heater in the and little but plastic windows them from the Irish will soon test resolve.

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