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RENAULT Twizy – Electric Car Urban 13kW Auto

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Consider your to the automotive atrocities grouped by the word ‘quadricyle’. A cluster of that includes the notorious – motoring s equivalent of the electric minus free supper and Feeling angry?

Thought so.

Now the brand new £7,000 Renault – a battery powered, bug-eyed of 21 st Century urban transport. also a quadricycle.

While we to start with such an subject, it s an important one; the Twizy s classification as a quadricyle has consequences.

Firstly, it means it doesn’t for the Government’s electric vehicle – so it costs a full £7,000, £45 a month to lease the battery. the Twizy doesn’t go through any safety tests, meaning its driver airbag and front zone, it doesn’t have any gold stars. Finally, it the Twizy’s weight to a maximum of excluding battery – which Renault have been with the body panels.

as full size doors.

And our main criticisms of the little lunatic? It lacks the reassurance of stars, it isn’t cheap compared to proper city like the Hyundai i10… most importantly, it doesn’t any bloody doors. Three all related to its quadricyle classification, prevent the Twizy from a genuinely revolutionary little – because in many ways, absolutely brilliant.

If you were to design a city car scratch, it’d probably very much like the It would be under 4ft wide. be able to see the front wheels the driver’s seat. It would a tiny 3.4m turning and the instant lights-turn-green-zip of an electric

It also wouldn’t have any emissions. And the range? You wouldn’t much more than 60 from a 3.5-hour charge.


The fact that it s a reet old to drive is just a bonus. At speeds, the unassisted steering prove heavy for those particularly emaciated arm muscles, but as as the Twizy gets a jog on, it lightens up and Skinny 125 section tyres for grip, passing Morse messages of their valiant straight to your hands and

It’s like being on an Legoland ride.

Even surprising is what happens you follow a fearless French driver through sweeping Top speed from the 15kw motor is quoted as 75kph, but we saw an 87kph as we struggled to keep up. Its tyres cling on for dear and thanks to weight of the motor and battery under the tandem it never feels like it ‘do an A-Class’.

But that’s in the sunshine… in the it would just be an expensive way to get as wet as you would on a scooter.

So we’re back at the door again – a basic issue the Twizy will never behind. On a sunny road, it safe and stable enough to let you its lack of EuroNCAP stars. also fun and useful enough to be the price if your driving and charging points accommodate the demands of electric car ownership.

In the the Twizy makes sense.

But on a day, as you re bombarded by spray passing buses? Even the chair starts to look appealing.

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