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New Renault Twizy review

of the fun of buying a new car is ticking the options for the ‘extras’, but when that doors, a waterproof blanket and a bag, you know this is to become a journey of discovery, also includes refreshing memory for hand-signals.

Welcome to the new zero-emissions world and the Renault

As one of the founding companies of the automobile in the 1800s, Renault has enormous and it has been among the first to the modern electric vehicle and it a distinctly French flare.

a more conventional Fluence car and van in its EV line up, and another small to come, Renault is embracing vehicles and ensuring it has something for and in the case of the Twizy that is at heart buyers. Around 250 been sold in the UK so far. A powerful model for 16 year will be sold in Britain year.

Twizy is half way between a car and a a quadracycle in design, with small wheels and a central cabin in which the driver and passenger travel pillion-style.

Twizy specification

There are Colour and Technic trim but that simply translates basic, coloured or comes alloys. Scissor action doors are an additional £545, the blanket is £110 and a clip on bag

So you don’t get a lot for your money, the knowledge it’s going to be cheap to run. Using a three-pin plug and preferably a circuit it takes a few hours to charge for approximately £1, then you the power lead and off you go for over 60

It starts on a button, has a flimsy and handbrake to release and you press the to go, rather like you do a dodgem

A neat, multi-function display in of the driver shows road power flow and remaining as well as total distance and it if you need to think about recharging.

Inside the cabin

The weatherproof plastic seat fore and aft but there’s no rake and the passenger sits atop the motor driving the back with legs outstretched side of the driver, as if in a bobsleigh or

There is no back window and an passenger — I took one who the experience but without being in it — has to sit back but still the brunt of any wind or rain as the offer little protection the elements.

Up front, the driver as a big wrap-around to shield them and there are belts so you don’t need a Water which comes the car can be wiped away or left to out through the holes built the seat and floor.


With up to available underfoot and the immediacy of the motor pushing, the acceleration is good because it weighs in 450kg, plus occupants.

The is a little choppy for a city because of the short wheelbase and 1.2m width but you can sometimes between speed pads and end on in bays with its modest of under 2.34m. Although not assisted, the manual steering is not too and the turning circle is very for town use.

Visibility is atrocious to the back reversing, parking sensors are an of course, but its good to sides and but I wish it had brighter lights if that slightly reduced the

Hills will deplete the you can travel fairly noticeably as I found out — but it keeps up traffic, corners with due to its low centre of gravity and with weight upfront it tends to to run wide on tighter turns. But all entirely predictable and felt safe, surefooted and silent.

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It does get you about quickly and up to a point. With just two small lockable compartments for you will have to think about what you carry and one of spaces might be for waterproof and jacket.

‘Hand signalling’

As the was running down I became to even signal with the and resorted to less power-sapping signals, something I have not in a car for over 40 years.

It also me note that the options had not included a box for ‘exercise pack’ for signals and bulging forearms as I the Twizy through turns.

did it include an option to grin ear to ear, but that is standard the Twizy anyway.

Milestones:

Renault Twizy

Price: £6,690, with £45 battery lease for 36 months and of 4,500 miles annually.

group: 10.

Mechanical: 13kw/ 42lbft, electric motor, transmission, rear wheel manual steering, disc

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