Renault Twizy Electric City Vehicle CARmag co za

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RENAULT Twizy Electric Cars

Renault Twizy Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles are more than golf right? Well the Nissan has taken the electric car to a new level but in of the Twizy yes it is like a golf but can tackle the urban environment no other four-wheeled transport

It is a fact that the Renault Alliance has bet big money that vehicles will be the preferred of transport in an world where are ever-increasing pressures on curbing Apart from the well-known there are also the electric Kangoo and Zoe vehicles available or The electric vehicle onslaught not be complete without an affordable, city runabout in the range and is where the Twizy whizzes in.

As part of the recent COP 17 climate conference in Durban journalists given the chance to experience the Leaf. As the group of journalists awaiting their turn in the machine another smaller in the form of the Twizy was available for runs in the car park. I took the to jump behind the wheel as it like more fun than around. At only 2,34 m in and 1,19 m in width it is a small (golf cart?).

It looks quite trendy the outside and the futuristic, clean is continued inside.

Two seats, one the other reminds of a motorcycle BMW C1 enclosed scooter) and I was half a handlebar as steering device. a normal steering wheel and not dissimilar to a car greeted me. A Frenchman me a quick lesson of how the controls and jumped into another shouting “follow me”. thinking about the controls I saw the disappear in the distance and decided to boot the accelerator in an attempt to up!

The initial acceleration is brisk the 15 kW motor as the total weight of the is only 450 kg.

The direct steering is heavy and it took some to negotiate the tight slalom set out. With a turning of only 3,4 m manoeuvrability is amazing. The low of gravity helps to keep the upright even when we through a few sharp corners than intended.

The brakes are nothing special (no and a heavy foot is needed to the little vehicle to rest. At the speeds will never be with a maximum speed of 80 after a long run

Parking never again be a problem in as it will fit in the smallest of parking even in between other already parked! Range is to around 100 km which is more enough for the short commute of dwellers. The range should be as distance to numb bum rather distance to empty as the ride can be a bit over rough surfaces.

Weather protection is limited as are no side doors but Renault sell you a kind of “winter to cover the lower torso and the rain out.

RENAULT Twizy Electric Cars

There are no plans to import Twizy to Africa but it will be available in for around R90 000 excluding battery cost. All-in-all the vehicle is fun and exactly what it is supposed to do convenient city transport saving the planet.

Power: 15 kW

57 N.m

Range: approximately 100 km on a single

Weight: 450 kg including the battery of 100 kg

two sitting one behind the other


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