Renault Twizy Electric Minicar First Drive Report Video

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Renault Twizy Electric First Drive Report:

GreenCarReports was invited to the island of to test Renault’s latest effort. The Twizy isn’t average electric vehicle, so won’t be your average

Instead, we’ll aim to answer of the multitude of questions we were via the site and via Twitter.

An urban vehicle. In Europe, it’s as a quadricycle, rather than a ‘Heavy’ quadricycle rules a vehicle with four and an unladen weight of no more 880 pounds.

You can make your own up on the styling, but we’ve never had a positive reaction from a wide range of people—from through teenagers right up to the a test vehicle before.

And no, we didn’t feel silly it. And we virtually guarantee it’d road rage—it’s impossible to get at someone driving a Twizy.

trim levels are there?

The Twizy, known as the Twizy 45, has a 5.3 electric motor and a top speed of 28 mph. It’s essentially a electric vehicle, and in Europe it can be from 16 years old with no echoing 50cc scooter

Other Twizys are powered by a 17 motor, and top speed is limited to 50 There are three trim — Urban, Color and The latter gets alloy and a UV-filtering glass roof.

How does it take to charge?

a standard 220-240 volt outlet, the Twizy should from absolutely zero to full in 3.5 hours. There’s no option, presumably because as an vehicle it won’t be used for enough distances to require it.

No. But in many ways, that really matter. Mainly it’s an urban vehicle and 50 mph is way the speed limits for most roads, partly because the doors and small size it feel quicker than it is, and because initial acceleration up to speeds is respectably brisk.

We saw a 53 mph speed. It’s actually of more (you can feel the backing off when it hits the but Renault has limited it to preserve

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In theory, yes. Quadricycles required to pass crash but Renault builds some of the cars in their respective in Europe, so the company has a reputation to

For that reason, the body is similar to that of the Smart essentially a crash helmet—it’s to spread impacts right the frame. Wheels at the car’s help absorb the impact and the Twizy has a driver airbag. The also gets two seatbelts—one a three-point belt, the other a belt for the other side.

Do you get wet if it

Unfortunately—or perhaps fortunately—we unable to test this in any more than light Generally, you should be fine, as sweeps water up and over the Renault admits that at a in heavy sideways rain get wet, though.

Renault will sell a leg protector bag, which over your lap and knees, but wanting to use the Twizy in the rain be best to wrap up warm!

How it drive?

Brilliantly. The brakes no power assistance (nor but the firm pedal is incredibly as a result. Nor is the steering assisted, means great feel the narrow tires.

There’s not a lot of but you can always tell exactly how you have left, and it’s stable in corners thanks to all the components—like the battery—being mounted low in the chassis.

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