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Dom Joly: Getting down the kids in the Renault Twizy

I get it now: a weird car comes needing a review, and someone “Dom Joly will that one — get him to do it. He’ll drive They excelled themselves time. When the Renault arrived at my Cotswold home, I it might be an April fool in November.

The vehicle had clearly designed by whichever member of the Dead had taken the most in one sitting. The crazy colour looked like something George Harrison, still on the ceiling after the Sgt Peppers took one look at and said, man, that’s too much.”

The loved it immediately and it was so easy to that I was able to give my daughter her first driving (not on the road, obviously — would be illegal — but on my private the one I had built for just such a

This is technically a two-person as the passenger sits with spread-eagled behind the driver. I recommend that should you this thing, you find a Porg (passenger of restricted to cruise around with, as a tight fit. It would help if your Porg had a loud voice or carried an air since the car is totally electric and silent.

This really freaks out you zoom past, and several out of the way in shock. If the Porg continually set off the air or shouted, “Here we come”, it give people fair

The Twizy is a lot of fun. I got it up to 52mph, and the unusual, low central driving it felt a lot faster. I twizzed Cotswold lanes, trying to noticing pedestrians howling laughter at me and pointing (after had recovered from my stealthy

I managed to do 56 miles on a full and got home just before the died. That was a shame, as I longed to push the thing up a garden path, knock on the and demand that they an extension lead so that I charge my Twizy up using home electricity, and thus would be doing their bit to polar bears the indignity of away from the Arctic on a piece of globally warmed

Electric cars have not very well in the marketplace, some very futuristic showing us all zooming around in For instance, only 1,021 cars were sold in in the year leading up to October The figure shrunk to 950 in the year up to October 2012.

Compare with annual sales of for conventionally powered vehicles.

The market is basically a drop in the — a Duracell in the haystack, if you will. So why do bother even to make I think it’s because, if actually cracked it, and we had electric that cost nothing to run and really fast and were for the environment and did more than 50 before they needed we’d probably all buy them.

At the however, it still feels as we’re getting the sort of that might have out of the penny-farthing factory before it making a proper bicycle. If I in London I might consider an car, as they are cheap, no congestion charge and, my beloved Vespa, are practical in our

Anywhere else, though, are pretty useless as a serious of transport. The main problem is the 50 miles just isn’t and I have never seen I could charge one outside the Even at the charging point I saw off Soho Square in central a hooded gentleman was in the middle of the charging cord as I watched.

So if nowhere to charge them, you get the feeling as you would while if there was a fuel tanker and all the petrol stations in your were closed.

In fact, I saw in a Twizy between Burford and the other day. There is a annoying single-lane road is always totally clogged up in hour. The authorities did close it all off and three years building we all hoped was a dual carriageway but it out to be a pointless and unused cycle

Anyway, I spotted the Twizy stuck in the traffic and I could see the on her face. She’d not foreseen and was clearly terrified that the was going to run out. I tried to the looks on the faces of the Tesco employees when she popped in and for a “charge”.

You don’t get electricity your Clubcard. Also I’m not how long-term these vehicles As the batteries fade, presumably get less efficient.

The great about this Twizy, is that it’s not intended as a form of transport. It’s a car you drive while playing the a Mini Moke for the electric As such, it has a better chance of

I gave it the acid test, is picking up the kids from The parents looked at me in pity, believing that my TV career was in and that I had suffered a shattering breakdown highlighted by my new mode of The kids, however, loved it — all the

I was surrounded by about a hundred of who all thought it was the coolest thing ever seen.

I showed them the James doors — an optional extra — swing upwards. I twizzed the car park and at least 10 of them that their parents buy one same day. At a very £6,690 — plus a £45-a-month rental charge — for the basic it could have been for them.

The other great about this car is that perfect for short hops in the It’s easy to park and you just about forge way between two lines of traffic, you have the cojones. My cojones feeling distinctly chilly, as the doesn’t have any windows.

made for rather a cold The Grateful Dead obviously this for California, or maybe the of France, not the Cotswolds on a freezing The storage was also pretty non-existent — just a tiny behind the passenger that very much like you might conceal your before attempting to cross a line.

I imagine that the market for this vehicle is with large country who want to sneak up on their to check they are not breeding chickens, or former hippies of a age whose Citroën 2CV has finally to the big bong in the sky and who are looking for a modern God, it’s fun,

My daughter wants one and it’s a thought for when she turns 17. Or 16, in It’s not a car, you see, but a and under new moped licensing that come into next year, you’ll be to drive a lower-powered version of the from that age.

Verdict ★★★☆☆

Freeze for convictions, hippies.


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