One of our favourites the upcoming Renault Twizy 100% Electric Urban Compact Vehicle, one of the electric cars to watch out for this year and being launched on UK streets in April. To add to the buzz for the 100% two-seater EV. Renault have launched a Renault Twizy competition with a top prize of a years worth of tuition fees for one fortunate winner. The competition is open to Higher Education students along with students in Further education. Second prize is a weekend in Paris for two and 3rd prize is £250 in French Connection vouchers.
Four campuses in the UK are being visited with the Renault Twizy –
- University College London – Monday 13th February
- Birmingham City University – Tuesday 14th February
- Manchester Metropolitan University – Thursday 16th February
- University of Glasgow – Friday 17th February
On the Renault Twizy site a template of the car can be downloaded, Full details are available on the website. A Renault judging panel will select the top 10 designs. Judges are to include Laurens Van Den Acker, Senior Vice President of Renault Corporate Design. After the judges have made their selection the public can cast their votes on Facebook, the winners will be announced on the 16th April 2012.
The Renault Twizy has been available to order at Renault ZE .com. The vehicles offer a choice of three trim levels and start at £6990 exc monthly battery hire. The Twizy is well suited to younger drivers in need of a cool way of getting around in style. The design of the Renault Twizy makes it safer than pedal power, scooter or motorbike. With instant torque available and a low centre of gravity. With a range of 62 miles and capable of up to 50mph, A full charge takes just 3 1/2 hours.