Paris Motor Show: Renault Twizy

September 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Renault is now taking orders for the Twizy, an electric quadricycle with open bodywork. The Twizy, built in Spain, delivers 20bhp/57Nm, and can carry two, the passenger sitting bike-style behind the driver. It can be driven within a full driving licence in some countries and will do up to 47mph (limited to 28mph in some countries), and has a 60-mile range. Its roofed structure offers more crash protection than a scooter, along with its four-wheeled stability, and equipment includes a driver’s airbag and four-point harness, and a three-point seatbelt for the rear passenger. Billed as a commuter vehicle, it has up to 55 litres of luggage capacity as well. Renault is offering it with a monthly subscription to cover battery rental and associated services, as with the Fluence and Kangoo ZE.

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