2011 Renault Twizy review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 14 May 2011 , 11:05:09 byDan

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Renault Twizy

At the Barcelona Motor Show Renault reveled the pricelist for the Twizy. Renault had two versions of Twizy, both powered by a 17hp motor: Urban and Technic, and reveled the pricelist for the Twizy.
For the Twizy 45 prices, including tax-paid, starts from 6,990 Euros. It has a five-horsepower motor and in certain countries can be driven without a driving licence.
Renault Twizy prices starts with 7.690 Euros for the Urban and 8,490 euros for Technic one.
Twizy is more agile than a car, it is safer than a two - wheels vehicle. It has an electric motor and its battery charges in just 3 hours.
Possible customers can pre-reserve their one Twizy and make online reservations for it.
Renault Twizy is manufactured at Renault's Valladolid plant in Spain.

Renault releases Twizy prices and opens online reservations

  • Renault has profited from the Barcelona Motor Show to reveal its pricelist for Twizy, while reservations can now be made at www.renault-ze.com.
  • As announced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, tax-paid Twizy prices will begin from ?6,990* in Europe. This price is for Twizy 45 which is powered by a five-horsepower motor and which can be driven without a driving licence in certain countries.
  • Renault Twizy is equipped with a 17hp motor and is available in a choice of two finishes: Urban and Technic, which will sell from ?7,690* and ?8,490* respectively.
  • Renault Twizy is due to go on sale at the end of 2011 in Europe. It is manufactured at Renault's Valladolid plant in Spain.

Renault Twizy 45: affordable mobility, with tax-paid prices starting from ?6,990*.

The speed of this version is capped at 45kph, which means it can be driven without a licence in certain countries. Its price also means that young drivers will now be able to afford a vehicle that is safer than a two-wheeler. Twizy 45 customers will take out a subscription for lease of the battery starting from ?45 per month.

Renault Twizy, more affordable than a three-wheeled scooter

Renault will have two versions of Twizy on display at the Barcelona Motor Show, both powered by a 17hp motor: Urban and Technic, the tax-paid prices for which will start from ?7,690* and ?8,490* respectively. Twizy is more affordable than a three-wheeled scooter thanks to the tax incentives available in certain markets. The monthly tax-paid cost of the battery lease for both versions is ?49.

Reservations for Twizy now possible 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 Twizy online 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 an eloquent 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 car thanks to its unprecedented ultra-compact dimensions which also facilitate parking.
  • It offers up to two occupants -sitting in tandem, one behind the other - greater safety compared with a two-wheeled vehicle, thanks notably to an extensive list of active and passive safety features.

Twizy makes getting round town more enjoyable

  • It is more agile than a car, while 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 and wind.

The no-fuss, practical all-electric vehicle

Twizy's battery fully charges in just 3? hours using a domestic electrical supply via a spiral cable stowed behind a flap at the front of the vehicle.

Renault Twizy's low weight (450kg, including the 100kg battery) directly benefits its operationalrangewhich is 100km (standard cycle). In everyday use, this figure may vary as a function of the driving conditions actually encountered.

Accessories for the Twizy lifestyle

  • A semi-rigid all-purpose bag holding 50 litres.
  • Extra protection against bad weather and the cold .
  • 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 wheels, decals)will allow owners to personalise their vehicle.

Standard wheels 13 inches
Length 2,337mm
Width, not including mirrors 1,191mm
Height 1,461mm
Wheelbase 1,684mm
Front/rear track 1,050mm/1,036mm
Front/rear overhang 292mm/345mm
Kerb weight 450kg, including battery (100kg)
Standard tyres 125x80 R13 (front) / 145x80 R13 (rear)
Type Electric
Transmission Direct, with reducer and forward/reverse inverter
Maximum continuous power (EEC) 4kW (5hp) / 8kW (10hp)
45kph version / 80kph version
Maximum peak power (EEC) 7kW (9hp) / 13kW (17hp)
45kph version / 80kph version
Maximum torque (EEC) 57Nm
Type Lithium-ion
Standard cycle range 100km
Top speed 45kph / 80kph