Renault Twizy review

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Renault Twizy
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26 Aug 2016 11:41 | Last updated: 23 Aug 2018 11:39

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The Renault Twizy is an electric quadricycle that’s something of a halfway house between a car and a motorbike. It has four wheels, but is only 2.3 metres long and, perhaps more importantly, just 1.4 metres wide.

The driver and passenger sit in line, instead of next to each other, and there’s a tiny 17bhp electric motor that drives the rear wheels propelling the Twizy along. Unsurprisingly, performance isn’t spectacular, so the Twizy is very much designed as an urban runaround. However, you should get around 45 miles between charges (fewer in cold weather) and topping up the battery from empty takes three and a half hours from a domestic three-pin socket.

Does the Twizy make sense compared with larger, more sophisticated electric cars? Read on over the next few pages to find out.

 

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Fuel Electric
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Dynamique
The more generously equipped of two basic trim levels features alloys and metallic paint. You still have to pay extra for doors, Bluetooth or an alarm, though...View trim
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