How To Give Your Renault Twizy Remote Monitoring With OVMS Zero Carbon World

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RENAULT Twizy Electric Cars

How To: Give Your Renault Remote Monitoring

While the Vehicle Monitoring System for short) was initially developed by a of Tesla Roadster enthusiasts to their cars the same monitoring and charging features as the Leaf electric car, the project has grown to include other models of electric

These include the Vauxhall and Renault Twizy, both of have no remote monitoring as standard in the UK.

With under £80 of and a low-cost data SIM card, I the plunge earlier this and ordered an OVMS system. Not does it let me check on the state of of my Twizy remotely, but automatically the energy use of each trip.

still, a version of the software to be released even lets you use Twizy’s state of charge to you to charging stations within

The following guide shows you how to do the in your Twizy.


first step in installing is to order the necessary hardware. from FastTech, you’ll to order an OVMS Car Module. GSM ODB-II to DB9 Data Cable. and a tool.

While optional, the tool will help you your equipment is running the firmware.

Note: in order to use the in any vehicle other than a Roadster, you’ll need version 2.2.2 or later.

to enable GPS tracking, you’ll need the optional GPS receiver .

In you’ll also need to buy a SIM suitable for data transfer. You can opt for a pay-as-you go SIM card like the one by OVMS and sold GEOSIM. or use a monthly package. Vodafone and providers offer a £6-a-month SIM card deal that be more than adequate for use in car.


Once your arrives, you’ll need to the SIM card inside as detailed in the setup guide. and temporarily it into the ODBII port on electric car. On the Twizy, is located in the left-hand glove

Then, you’ll need to your OVMS module is setup to communicate with the server, as well as download the iOS or Android OVMS program for smartphone.

Since these are already well documented by the setup guide, there’s no reprinting its advice. Download and its instructions before reading the part of this guide.

Once you’ve confirmed your OVMS module is reporting the state of charge to smartphone, you’re ready to install it in your Twizy.

First of all, ensure Twizy is unplugged and switched For added security, disconnect the 12V which is located behind the bumper.

Next, remove cover, located around the brake. This will you access to the area behind the dash, and make it easier to the left-hand glovebox

Remove the two holding the lid of the lefthand glovebox by squeezing the end of each pin with a of pliers and pulling sideways. easy to break the tabs on the end of pin, so be careful.

After removed the lid, you can unbolt the using a T-30 socket.

the bolts extracted, gently and twist the glovebox insert and the plug connecting power to the 12V socket.

Here’s the tricky part. squeeze the locking tab holding the socket in the bottom of the glovebox, and it.

Once removed, you should be with a glovebox insert is no-longer connected to the Twizy in any Once removed from the cut or file a small notch in the insert where the ODBII fits. This will let you the ODBII to DB9 cable from the glovebox to underneath it.

Then the ODBII to DB9-connector through the hole, and refit the socket. complete, refit the 12V accessory and refit the glovebox and lid.

the DB9 cable safely past the brake handle and fusebox so it does not interfere with the of your Twizy.

Once got the data cable in place, need to find somewhere to the GSM and GPS anntennas. There’s plenty of inside the front of the Twizy the dash to do this, but try and find a of flat plastic rather metal to stick them to.

For the GSM antenna, I placed mine under the front of the Twizy to the bulkhead, while I placed the sensitive) GPS receiver at the front of the behind the removable front

With all the cables and antennas in reconnect your Twizy’s battery and check to make the OVMS is operating as expected. refit all the panels and covers you and enjoy the wonder of a fully-connected, Twizy!

For added functionality, of you with an interest in coding may the funof combining the OVMS with home automation. your Twizy the ability to on a timer or stop charging it reaches 80 percent full.

still, as OVMS is open you can bet that the features and capabilities of it grow with time, it a smart choice for any discerning EV


OVMS is a hobbyist not a commercial product. It was designed by for enthusiasts. Installation and use of this requires some technical and if you don’t have that we you contact other users in area to ask for assistance.

No support is or given by this how-to.


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