Have you ever been on holiday and fancied zipping around on a scooter but the thought of coming a cropper has put paid to the dream? Well, Renault may have something to get you buzzing.
It’s called the Twizy and is being marketed as a cross between a scooter and a car – think quad bike with a steering wheel and a roof.
What’s more, it’s powered by a battery. Instead of the ear-piercing crackle of a two-stroke engine, all you’ll hear is the muted whirr of the electric motor, the sizzle of tyres on Tarmac and the wind whistling past your shades.
As for emissions, there aren’t any – providing you turn a blind eye to the power station that produced the electricity in the first place.
Driving the Twizy couldn’t be easier. There are no gears to worry about, so it’s simply a case of turning the key, selecting Drive and pressing the accelerator pedal. Top speed is just 50mph, so you’ll be in no danger of getting a nosebleed.
Like all electric cars, though, the Twizy’s 20bhp power output is delivered the instant you put your foot on the ‘go’ pedal, so it takes off pretty quickly.
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Renault Twizy on video
Click below to see the Renault Twizy in action with What Car? road test editor Pete Tullin.
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