The two versions in the range come with a 17bhp electric motor that give the two-seater a top speed of 50mph. Lithium-ion batteries provide a single-charge range of 62 miles – and can be fully recharged in 3.5 hours.
Technic trim versions are priced from £7400 and add metallic paint, alloy wheels, and carbonfibre-effect graphics. Options for the Twizy include scissor doors and a transparent roof.
Leasing the batteries costs £40 a month, based on a three-year period, and up to 4800 miles a year.
Deliveries of the car begin early next year, but buyers can place a £20 deposit on one now at www.renault-ze.com.