The eye-catching quadricycle, Renault Twizy is a compact electric vehicle, with zero-emissions in use; it seats up to two people and is unlike anything else on the road today. Twizy is powered by a 17hp electric motor, with a smooth one-speed automatic transmission and a light and compact lithium-ion battery pack.
There are three versions of Twizy, the first of which are the two seated Twizy Expression and Twizy Dynamique (with gloss alloy wheels and cool two-toned colour collections). Arguably the world’s coolest commercial vehicle was unveiled in 2013 with the appearance of the single-seat Twizy Cargo. Swapping the rear seat to free up space for a 180-litre, 75kg boot, creates a vehicle perfect for both personal and business use.
With a few simple, daring ideas and a decade of research into cleaner energy, Twizy brings sense to better city living and more fun than you’d ever imagine.
If it’s space you’re looking for, then the new Twizy Cargo has a convenient storage area, replacing the second seat. With a volume of 180L and a max payload of 75kgs, Twizy Cargo is perfect for deliveries and trips with carry-on luggage. No fuss, no hassle, just the room you need with no compromises on driver experience.
In the summer of 2014 the versatility of the Twizy concept was demonstrated with the launch of the Twizy Cargo, based upon the entry-level Expression model. Here, the rear seat has been removed to create a 180-litre storage space capable of carrying a payload of 75kg – ideal for ‘last-mile’ deliveries from depots or railway stations, and equally suitable for local food delivery companies or trades people who need to carry tools.
The innovative nature of Twizy also makes the Cargo an ideal advertising medium for such businesses. It is bound to get noticed. And because the Cargo is classed as a car-derived van by HM Revenue and Customs, the VAT is recoverable.
Twizy people are not shrinking violets. You want to stand out and be noticed. You like to be different. That’s why we’ve introduced Design Your Own Twizy; making the most of Twizy’s ability to stand out from the crowd like no other car.
This is the ultimate in personalisation; as well as a huge range of colours, you can also choose from patterns and designs to make Twizy truly your own.
And it doesn’t end there. Lots of businesses are making the most of Twizy’s ability to stand out and be noticed. The ‘Do Your Own Thing’ option within Design Your Own Twizy allows them to make sure their vehicle reflects their business as fully as possible; wraps can include business names and images so the possiblities are limited only by imagination.
No room for jealousy aboard the Twizy: two people, one set of welcoming and adaptable comforts. Some like it fully open, others have a little cocoon in mind. This is why Twizy offers optional scissor doors and covers dividing driver and passenger. For a flood of natural light and an unrestricted panoramic view, the clear sky roof is an optional extra, too. Also available is a highly practical accessory: the hands free Bluetooth® kit lets you stay connected. Twizy, a truly outstanding re-definition of openness.
Make your move and live it up with Twizy’s 40 litres of stowage. Twin glove boxes on the dashboard hold much more than gloves: like drinks cans, sunglasses, and the rest. Storage nets safely hold small items. And for the weekly shop, fix a 50-litre bag to the passenger seat with secure fasteners.
Charging the batteries, couldn’t be simpler. Open the front flap, pull out the cable, and plug into any 230V socket. After about three and a half hours, you’re good for a real-world range of 50 miles, depending on driving conditions, your driving style and the landscape. Enough to cope with anything, especially since the automatic gearbox helps electric economy. As with the entire Z.E. range, on the dashboard you will see remaining battery life information, so you’ll always know where you stand.