I have always been enthusiastic about the Twizy. Renault has taken the opportunity of the Barcelona Motor Show to announce the worldwide pricing of the Renault Twizy. Reservations can now be made at the Renault ZE site for a €20 deposit. Prices start at €7690 for the Twizy 45 and €8490 for the Twizy, there will be two variants the Urban and the Technic with a 5hp or 17hp motor. Batteries for the vehicles will be leased with a cost of €45-49 per month.
Young drivers will now be able to take control of a vehicle safer than a two-wheeler and radical in design. In some countries it will possible for the Twizy 45 to be driven without a driving licence. The 45 will give a top speed of 45kph/30mph and the 17hp motor will do a wheel popping 80kph/50mph.
The Twizy with its passive safety features offer two occupants sat in tandem greater safety compared with a two-wheeled vehicle. The battery will charge in just 3 1/2 hours giving a range of 100km/ 62 miles. There are load of optional extras, weather extras and even rear parking sensors, The vehicles can be fully personalised and their is a great application on the Twizy Site for customising a virtual model of the cars.
Cars are due to go on sale at the end of 2011 in Europe. Visit the Renault Zero Emissions Site
There is also Renault App to encourage locations for virtual charging points and a chance to win a ride.