The electric Renault Twizy is the right width for Guernsey’s lanes

September 15th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Renault Twizy features at the 2011 Frankfurt car show.

Renault Twizy (click image to expand - ©Copyright Renault UK Limited)

The ultra-compact footprint of the Renault Twizy with a length of 2.32 metres and a width 1.19 metres is ideally suited to Guernsey commuting.

There are various models with two sizes of electric motor.  The ‘Urban 45’ has an engine power of 4 kW (5 hp), and a maximum speed of 45 kph.

The ‘Urban’ model features a 15 kW (20 hp) engine and can drive up to 80 kph (50 mph).

The ‘Technic’ model brings additional design elements while sharing the technical features with the Urban.

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.

The lithium batteries are not included in the purchase price.  They are available for monthly lease.

For additional information about the electric Renault Twizy visit the Renault website.

The electric Twizy is manufactured in Spain is available to order now.

A video of the Prototype Renault Twizy.

 

1 Response to “The electric Renault Twizy is the right width for Guernsey’s lanes”

  1. Patrick

    Great video. I got to drive the twizy at COP17. I would buy one today if they’d change two things. Firstly I want to buy the battery not lease it, and secondly I want full doors! It’s cold in winter! Apart from that I love it. Great fun and practical enough.

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