Renault Twizy: affordable electric motoring, with on-the-road prices from only £6,690
Renault will have two versions of Twizy on display at the Barcelona Motor Show, both powered by a 17hp motor: Urban and Technic. With UK prices from only £6,690 on-the-road for arguably one of the year’s most eagerly-awaited vehicles, Renault looks set to send shockwaves through the industry, as well as the corridors of rival city car and scooter manufacturers.
In higher specification Technic trim it will cost £7,400. The monthly battery lease cost for both versions will be £40 including VAT for a 36 month/4,800 miles per year agreement.
Reservations for Twizy can now be made online at www.renault-ze.com
Customers can now pre-reserve their Twizy online at www.renault-ze.com. This requires a £20 deposit via a secure online payment module. Customers who pre-reserve their Twizy will be contacted on a priority basis when the car goes on sale with a view to confirming their order.
The renault-ze.com website is available in 38 countries and has already received more than five million visits, a figure which provides a dramatic illustration of the interest motorists are showing in the Renault Z.E. programme.
Twizy makes city motoring easier and safe:
Twizy gets around town faster than a traditional city car thanks to its unprecedented ultra-compact dimensions which also allows easy parking
It offers two occupants – sitting in tandem, one behind the other – greater safety compared with a two-wheeled vehicle, thanks to an extensive list of active and passive safety features
Twizy makes getting round town more enjoyable
It is more agile than a car, whilst its acceleration performance is comparable with that of a scooter
Twizy’s electric motor accelerates smoothly and silently, while torque is immediately available
Its wraparound bodywork and side deflectors ensure enjoyable open-air motoring, protected from the elements
The no-fuss, practical all-electric vehicle
Twizy’s battery fully charges in just three and a half hours using a domestic electrical supply via a spiral cable stowed behind a flap at the front. Twizy’s low weight (450kg, including the 100kg battery) directly helps its operational range of 62 miles (NEDC standard cycle). In everyday use, this figure can vary depending on driving conditions.
Accessories for the Twizy lifestyle
An all-purpose bag with a capacity of 50 litres
Additional protection against the weather
A Parrot audio kit including Bluetooth connectivity, plus a USB connector, a jack socket and an Apple connector
Rear parking sensors
A range of customisation accessories (coloured alloy wheels, decals) enabling owners to personalise their Twizy
Customers can find further information at www.renault-ze.com, www.renault.co.uk, Renault TV on Sky Guide 883 and Freesat 651, www.facebook.com/renaultuk or by following on twitter @renault_uk.