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Renault Twizy launches early next year

Renault's new electric two seat Twizy hits Europe shortly and will launch in the UK in March 2012

Renault's new electric two seat Twizy hits Europe shortly and will launch in the UK in March 2012. Pricing and specification has just been confirmed for the third trim level Colour. The new Colour version will sit between the Urban and Technic and will be priced from £6950; this is £260 more than the Urban and £450 less than the top of the range Technic.

The Renault Twizy colour is offered with white bodywork and a choice of Urban Blue, Ivy Green or Flame Orange panels for the roof and sides. Black bodywork is also available with orange panels.

The interior upholstery and glovebox can be specified on colour co-ordinated and diamond effect alloy wheels are offered at a cost of £350. Colour co-ordinated half scissor doors are available for £455.

Standard equipment includes 13” wheels, two gloveboxes, 3 metre long charging cable, heated tinted windscreeen, Z.E. onboard computer and dashboard with econometer and battery consumption display.

The Renault Twizy is capable of up to 50mph and full charge takes three and half hours providing a range of up to 60 miles.

 

Seems we are finally getting there with these things. Pity this one has not got a tail gate for even a small boot area and as already said, £40 a month buys enough petrol for a small car. Nice try though Renault.

This will soon wither and die. I have experienced the iMev and that was hopeless in a UK winter with range down to 40 miles in the cold. This will simply be used as a PR tool to show green credentials. As practical as a chocolate fire guard

Nice golf cart. Expect to see them on the next Jackass.

Ridiculous!! What an absurd looking car, nver mind what the performance is like! One would be inclined to think they were actively trying to discourage people from buying electric cars! That couldn't possibly be the case, could it??

Originally liked the look of this for a local runabout , second car, with v. Low running costs. But £40 per month battery rental will buy more than enough fuel for my current small car used for this purpose.

another absurd little toy for immature adults.

PRICE OK BUT RANGE NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST DOUBLE, EVEN FOR URBAN USE. WITH HEATER ETC WORKING, RANGE WILL BE CUT FURTHER!