Renault Fluence and Twizy Test Drives My Renault ZOE electric car

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Renault Fluence and Twizy Drives

On 18 July I finally had a to test drive two of the vehicles in s Z.E. range of EVs, the Z.E. and the Twizy .


Fluence Z.E. Test Vehicle (Photo: T. Larkum)

I had in contact with my local dealer, Marshalls in Milton about opportunities for test since March. Although the Z.E. was launched in the UK and widely in February, examples for test did not appear until some later. By July both the and Twizy were available and I to test drive them, with a group of friends.

Fluence Z.E. Test Vehicle (Photo: T. Larkum)

The Fluence is, of course, a fairly booted petrol car on the continent, not available in the UK because hatchbacks are popular here. I was quietly by the Z.E. version it drove well, accelerated fast, corners confidently and all with people on board. However, was most obvious was just how like a standard car it was. I this is a deliberate approach by as the Fluence is primarily aimed at and company drivers.

It doesn t shout in fact it whispers electric drive.

Z.E. Interior, photographed in the (Photo: T. Larkum)

Inside the and displays are understated and very to their petrol equivalents, and there is very little to away that it s electric a Z.E. logo on the boot and of course the absence of an exhaust If you want to drive an electric car but you don t anyone to know then the is your first choice!


Next we took in a Twizy Renault s urban/city car, though technically it s a It sits somewhere between a car and a moped or scooter. It has four like a car, but the basic comes without doors and of the luxury equipment people with a car (e.g. heater, system).

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Fortunately this was upgraded with doors, a accessory in UK weather and in fact at point it was raining hard. these doors, however, don t with windows so you are still exposed to the elements (this is to eschew the need for a heater/demister

Twizy Test Drive (Photo: T. Larkum)

It s really a s vehicle although it can carry an passenger, the rear position has visibility and is more exposed to the (particularly to water spray wet roads). To the driver, though, it is an vehicle to drive. It handles very much like a It is very low to the ground, and in fact you can see the surface going past feet as though you were on a bike.

The ride is quite hard, harsh, but this tautness that it feels very and sure footed, even at road speeds.

My Twizy Drive

If I had to sum up the Twizy in just one it would be: Fun . Whether it is a practical vehicle I couldn t say, but I can that most owners forward to spending time in Twizy, something you can t say for most these days.

To complete the Z.E. line-up comes the van. We didn t get to try it out, but it is for test drives.

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