Renault announces Twizy Cargo electric delivery vehicle

June 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Twizy Cargo is a small, zero emission delivery vehicle (click image to expand - image ©Renault UK Ltd)

Twizy Cargo is an easy to park, small, zero emission delivery vehicle (click image to expand – image ©Renault UK Ltd)

Renault have done a clever thing by replacing the backseat of their electric Twizy with a lockable boot and calling the vehicle Twizy Cargo.

The lockable boot has a storage capacity of 180 litres and can hold 75 kgs. of merchandise or goods.

The rear seat of the Renault Twizy was a little awkward to get into anyway, and there is no lockable storage in the two seat models.

The single-seat Twizy Cargo is a cheaper price than the standard Twizy, but has the same battery hire arrangement, which for the Cargo version is £36 per month in the UK (excluding VAT).

Although the Renault Twizy suspension is hard, it is a nimble electric vehicle, which is used by businesses to get around central London, and avoid the congestion charge.

The Twizy Cargo may be perfect to zip around narrow urban and rural roads and lanes to make small deliveries such as pizza deliveries for example, and also perfect for the technician offering IT support or other call out services.

Twizy Cargo can park in a small space (click image to expand - image ©Renault UK Ltd.)

Twizy Cargo can park in a small space (click image to expand – image ©Renault UK Ltd.)

It will also be easier to find a parking space to make the delivery with the Twizy Cargo.

Renault states that the Twizy Cargo has a real-world range of 50 miles.

The vehicles batteries can be fully charged in 3 1/2 hours by plugging its own in-built charge cable into a standard three-pin plug.

The 17 hp electric motor can produce a top speed of 56 mph, which is obviously well in excess of the speed limit in Guernsey.

The lockable boot has a storage capacity of 180 litres and can hold a weight of 75 Kgs (click image to expand - image ©Renault UK Ltd.)

The lockable boot has a storage capacity of 180 litres and can hold a weight of 75 Kgs (click image to expand – image ©Renault UK Ltd.)

Renault has also announced a ‘Design Your Own Twizy’ programme for simple, cost-effective personal and commercial customisation.

Customers will be able to choose from a palette of 43 colours and 30 pre-designed wraps, as well as preview what it would look like before proceeding. There is also a bespoke service available.

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